Upgrading or installing your wiring system offers a few options. Aluminum and silver are commonly used among home builders and many electricians. In recent years, however, many industry professionals are recommending copper electrical wiring. Whether you are building a custom home, or you simply need rewiring done for an older home, consider using copper for its many benefits that we at Burley Electric Services would like to take the opportunity to share today.
Copper Wire is Flexible & Durable
In order to get electrical wiring to fit in tight places and maneuver around obstacles, the electrician bends, twists, and manipulates the wiring during the installation process. Copper is very flexible and can take on a new shape rapidly and easily, especially when compared to other options. Other types of wire have a tendency to get brittle or lose integrity as it is bent and twisted unlike copper. Giving you less worry when needing repairs or adjustments for the years ahead, copper wiring stays in place. Copper stays in place during the installation, where the others, over time, will slip out of place. If the wire is not secure, it can lead to serious hazardous conditions as well as eventually replacement, which can be an added expense along with repairs that might be needed.
Copper is a Good Conductor of Electricity
Electrical wires will conduct electricity and carry it to the various locations. Not all materials can conduct electricity equally, however. Where silver and aluminum are both capable of conducting electricity, copper just does it more efficiently. Because copper is the best conductor, the electric system in your home performs better than it would with other options.
Melting Point of Copper is Very High
The wires melting point should be a concern as well. Electrical fires, burnouts and other issues arise when the wiring reaches its melting point. Copper’s melting point is far high, which significantly reduces the likelihood of such an event taking place. The wiring typically melts when the power surges are especially high. Because of this safety issues, many electricians prefer to use the copper.
Copper Wiring is Compatible with Most Appliances
Copper is compatible with the wiring in most appliances, and modern appliances, are commonly manufactured with copper wiring as well, maximizing the performance of the appliance. Other options may not be compatible with some appliances, making them a safety hazard, whereas the copper is, making it safer.
Copper Wire Properties Mean Easy Installation
Because copper can be bent and fit around obstacles more readily and can be pulled through tight spaces with ease, and the copper wiring does not develop oxides on the surface. Also copper easier as it is easier to strip than other options, making the overall installation process simpler for electricians.
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When your home requires a rewiring, or you are building a home, call in the professionals of Burley Electrical Services and let our experienced and certified electricians get your home wired with copper wiring. For quality and efficiency, contact Burley Electrical Services today!