If you’re planning to renovate or remodel your home, don’t overlook your electrical system. Whether you’re living in an older home or you suspect that your electrical system may not be adequate for your needs, electrical upgrades can make a major difference for you as they keep up with the demand for electricity and protect your home and devices from getting damaged.
While there are many electrical upgrades you could choose, here are three important ones to consider:
- Panel Upgrades- Older homes’ electrical systems are not designed for modern needs. Today, homeowners have lots more appliances and electronic devices, and these use more power than appliances of the past—even when you choose products that are considered energy efficient. Upgrading your electrical panel means your home will be better equipped to meet your electrical demands and you’ll experience fewer circuit breaker trips.
- Rewiring- If your home is more than 4 decades old, you may want to think about rewiring it. Your current wiring may have deteriorated, and its insulation may be worn out. This could leave your home at risk of an electrical fire and other hazards, so updating your wiring is worth considering.
- Surge Protection- Investing in whole-house surge protection is a good idea for a couple of reasons. For one, it prevents damage to your system and your expensive electronics if there is an unexpected spike in voltage. In addition, it gives you peace of mind that your family is protected from harm.
If you have questions about electrical upgrades, contact us at Buckingham Electric Inc.