As you begin your home remodel, don’t forget to look at all aspects of your home as you make final plans and preparations. Your electrical system is one area that is often overlooked in a home remodel. When you are making changes to your home, you may want to make some upgrades to your electrical system as well to help support the technological demands of any smart home systems that may be part of your remodel. Burley Electrical Services is here to talk about some upgrades you should consider if you are remodeling your home.
Adding an Electrical Outlet
If you live in an older home, chances are, you find that you don’t have enough outlets in your home. As you get started designing your home remodel, don’t forget to add some more outlets that will help to simplify your life. If you find that you have been using power strips in many of your room on a permanent basis, this is a sign that you are needing more outlets than you currently have. There is nothing worse than a room that doesn’t have enough outlets to power all of your devices. Every family as different electrical needs, so you will have to work with an electrician to see what your electrical needs look like.
Replacing Old Electrical Wiring
In older homes, there are a lot of add-on circuits found in their electrical systems. When you have old wiring, it may not meet your local safety code and is a threat to your safety. A home remodel is the perfect opportunity to make sure you have proper grounding, replace poor connections, replace incorrect cable sizes and more. A professional electrician can help you inspect your electrical system during your remodel to ensure there are no code violations that need to be replaced.
Install GFCI Outlets
GFCIs or ground fault circuit interrupters, are put in place to instantly cut power to anything that comes in contact with water. They are necessary in areas of your home that come in contact with water which include the kitchen, bathrooms or pool decks. If you don’t have these safety devices installed in certain areas of your home, it is important that you add them onto your list of renovations.
Upgrade Electrical Panel in Your Home
If you are adding space to your home, or are incorporating several smart home appliances in your home, you may need to upgrade your electrical panel to support them. Your electrical panel may be getting old and posing a safety threat as well. At any rate, if you are remodeling your home, make sure your current electrical panel can handle the electrical needs of your home.
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If you aren’t sure where to start as far as your electrical system goes during your home renovation, you can rely on the experience and expertise of Burley Electrical Services to inspect your home and give you our recommendations for electrical upgrades. Call us today!