Everything You Need to Know About Rewiring Your Old Home
Posted by johnpreston on September 23rd, 2017
You may have done everything to reduce your energy consumption from unplugging devices after use to resetting your thermostat but nothing seems to be working. The culprit could be the wiring especially if you haven’t had any Geneva, IL electric overhaul or remodeling in the past 10-20 years. The idea of rewiring your home may seem overwhelming at first but breaking it down to the basics can help you feel more comfortable about calling a professional to finally do the big job.
Signs You Need to Urgently Rewire Your Home
First, rewiring the entire home isn’t always necessary unless you have an old home. Even then, you can probably hold off the job for a few months as you get your finances together. There are however a few signs that you should get a licensed electrician as soon as possible.
• Visible wires including damaged ones
• Lights flicker often
• Constant odor of burning plastic
• Regular sizzling noises
• Fuses blow frequently or circuit board is constantly tripping
A certified electrician can come in to assess the St. Charles, IL power issue in your home and make the best recommendation even if you are working on a budget.
Alternative to Rewiring Your Home
Again, it is not always necessary to rewire the entire home as there might be another option available to you. This assessment isn’t something you could do yourself so get a certified electrician to help you explore the option. Either way, an alternative solution is to upgrade your electrical panel.
Upgrading the Electrical Panel
Simply upgrading your electrical panel can solve many of your power issues. It may be that your current panel isn’t capable of handling the number of appliances and devices you have plugged in. even the most optimistic or ambitious electrician ten years ago wouldn’t have had the foresight of the sheer number of devices that constantly need electricity. Changing the electrical panel can help to ease the power load in your home. This step will also solve many of not all of the symptoms described in the previous section.
Note that even the most advanced electrical panel won't solve your problems if the issue is faulty wiring to begin with. In this case, there is no other solution except a full-scale rewiring.
Rewiring is a Life-time Investment
Worst case scenario is you have to rewire the entire house but all hope is not lost. First, the amount of Geneva, IL electricity you require for your home after new wiring is dramatically reduced, saving you significant sums of money in electricity bills every months. These savings ultimately pay for the cost of the renovation over the course of a few years.
Finally, with the right electrician, your new wiring could potentially last for the next 100 years. This means you never again have to worry about this renovation for as long as you own the home. A bonus here is updated wiring significantly increases the home's value should you decide to sell sometime in the future.
The best thing you can do is hire a certified, licensed and bonded electrician to assess your wiring and take the necessary steps. Should you need to rewire the entire house, remember that you are making a lifetime investment so there is no need to think too much about the cost of the project.
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