Odds are, you don't give more than a passing glimpse to your home electrical system. To be honest, why should you? After all, you flick on a light switch, and the light comes on. You open your refrigerator, and your food is cold. And you wash your clothes, and they come out clean. So why should you worry about your home electrical wiring?
Prewitt Electrical offers residential, as well as commercial and emergency, electrical services in Dallas/Fort Worth. We've been helping homeowners for well over a decade with their electrical needs from wiring a ceiling fan and installing new lights to rewiring their entire homes. Below, we'll go over some reasons why you should rewire your home electrical system. Contact our local electricians today!
REASONS TO REWIRE YOUR HOME
Your House Electrical Wiring is Old
Electrical wiring wears out just like almost every other mechanical item. In fact, the average house electrical wiring wears out after about 20 years. You should also have your home electrical wiring inspected routinely. These home electrical inspections are great ways to not only ensure your electrical wiring is safe, but also to recommend any home electrical upgrades as well. Some common home electrical upgrades to consider are plastic-insulated wiring, grounding and GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets, and upgraded smoke detectors. Hard wired smoke detectors are becoming more popular as you don't ever have to remember to change the battery. The smoke detector is wiring into your home's electrical system, and if the power fails, a battery would then take over.
You're Adding a Home Addition
Many people add on to their homes at some point while living there, or they remodel a room, such as their kitchen or their master bedroom. This is a great opportunity to have your house electrical wiring upgraded while you are doing your remodel. If you are adding on a whole other room, you will have to have this room added to your circuit breaker. At this point, it's worth upgrading your home electrical since your local electrician, Prewitt Electrical in Dallas/Fort Worth, is already rewiring and reconfiguring your home's electrical anyway.
In addition, you may be required to have your whole home rewired to be in compliance with local code and safety standards. The main goal when adding in a home addition is to ensure your home's electrical can withstand the extra load. If your home is older, this most likely will require a home electrical rewiring service.
You're Concerned About Safety
Many home fires each year are started by faulty wiring. This can lead to your entire home burning down, personal injury, or worse. If you are experiencing many electrical problems, odds are, you need a home rewiring. Common signs of home electrical problems include constant flickering of your home's lights on and off, your power shutting off for no reason, or your breaker box making funny noises. An upgraded home rewiring may also save you money on your homeowners insurance as well, since you have now reduced your risk of fire considerably.
You're Selling Your Home
When you go to put your home on the market, potential buyers will be scrutinizing every detail. They want to make sure that the home they are purchasing is not only safe, but is also up to standards for the foreseeable future. The last thing new homeowners want to do is move into a property and have to do a bunch of work (and pay for this work). Thus, if you are thinking of selling your home, it's a good time to have your house electrical wiring inspected. A professional, local, residential electrician such as Prewitt Electrical can make recommendations as to what needs to be upgraded, what electrical systems are good, and which electrical systems may need to be replaced. We can fill out an inspection form for your home sale.
You're Adding in Newer Appliances
Newer appliances normally run off a higher voltage than older appliances. This means that if you have a lot of appliances running at the same time, say the hot water heater, the dishwasher, and, of course, the refrigerator, you could end up taxing your house electrical wiring, which is a fire hazard. At the time your home was built, the electrical wiring needed to run the appliances and other electronic devices was calculated at the time of construction. By adding in newer appliances, an air conditioning system, and the like, your home's wiring may not be able to handle it. Thus, you'll need a local licensed electrician who can rewire your circuit breaker and your home electrical system for such a purpose.
You may notice that your appliances are not working efficiently and that they are breaking. This could be an indication that your home's electrical wiring is on the blink, not your appliances.
You're Breaker is Constantly Tripping
When your power is constantly being cut out, this is most definitely a fault with your home's wiring, and not anything else. This can be a pain if you work from home, you're in the middle of a Zoom call, and your power goes out. Your breaker trips when it senses an electrical surge in power. This is caused by an increase in demand in power that your house electrical wiring cannot handle. Translated — this is not a good sign. You will need to call a residential electrician who can inspect your home's wiring and offer up a solution.