When to consider whole house rewires
Whole house rewires can give you peace of mind. Whether you’re rewiring an old house to make it safer, bringing your home current on electrical codes or attempting to add value to a home you’re selling, it is important to upgrade your electrical service. The main reason for an electrical upgrade is to prevent electrical fire hazards. Older houses weren’t wired to keep up with our constant evolving modern technology. According to houselogic the standard for household power used to be 60 amps. This could never support the dual level air conditioners, computer equipment, high-definition televisions and high-tech home automation devices that almost every modern home utilizes these days. If your house is more than 40 years old, a whole house rewire is definitely in order. Some warning signs to look for are:
- breakers that trip or fuses that blow repeatedly
- a tingling sensation when you touch an appliance
- flickering or dimming lights
- a persistent burning smell from a room or appliance
- warm, discolored, or sparking outlets, two-prong ungrounded outlets throughout the house
- no ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets in kitchens, baths, and other areas exposed to moisture
Along with offering you and your family an electrically safe home, whole house rewires add other benefits. When you’re upgrading your existing home or selling a new one, being current on electrical codes brings the benefits of safety and functionality as well as adding value to your home. Electrical codes are in place to protect the homeowner. Depending on the amount of electrical usage required for each room the codes will vary. Finally, whole house rewires will save you money on insurance premiums. Insurance companies will charge owners higher premiums if they don’t upgrade. Some insurance carriers refuse to insure homes with older wiring all together. So although it may sound like a big costly job, it will give you peace of mind to know that your family is safe from electrical fires due to out dated wiring and you will have the functionality required for all your high-tech gadgets. Whole house rewires will add value to your home as well as save you some money on insurance.
In lieu of the intricate nature of whole house rewires, it would be wise to call in the professionals. McCauley Electrical Service can perform whole house rewires as they are educated on the current local codes. They are educated on current local codes. With over ten years of electrical service experience, you won’t find another electrician with the knowledge, ability and availability in this constantly changing electrical industry. Call McCauley for a FREE Quote today.