Keep Your Home Safe with an Electrical Service Upgrade
If you own an older home, you may need an electrical service upgrade. We all love our gadgets, appliances, and entertainment devices that make our lives easier and fun. But unless your home is brand new, chances are your existing wiring, and circuit boards will not be able to cope with the increased need for power. Once upon a time, your standard household wiring only needed 60 amps of power. Nowadays, your home will often require 200 amps to operate air conditioners, flat-screen TVs, computers, two-door fridges all at once.
Overloading (causing circuit breakers to trip and cut power), flickering lights, burnt-out outlets, and unexpected appliance shutdowns are all symptoms of a wiring system that cannot cope with demand. It may be time for an electrical service upgrade.
We will provide a complete evaluation of your home’s power needs and discuss with you what options are available to bring your home up to date with your technological requirements. Without an upgrade to your electrical service, there is a risk of fire and damage to your appliances from power surges and disconnection.
Inspection Before an Electrical Service Upgrade
Before getting an electrical service upgrade, we recommend inspecting the state of your home wiring for signs of aging. Like all electrical appliances, your switchboard will wear out and require replacing. If your home was built in the 1960s or 70’s the wiring may not be copper but aluminum instead, which is considered a safety hazard. This is because aluminum connections can loosen over time and overheat. The good news is you may not have to replace all of the wiring as we can install copper connectors in the outlets and circuit breakers to resolve the issue.
If your home was built in the 19th or early 20th century, it may contain knob and tube wiring, which cannot handle the electrical loading of today and should be replaced or augmented with new wiring. Insurance companies will refuse to cover rental properties with this wiring.
Call us today at 508-328-6017 to discuss your needs, get a wiring inspection and receive an electrical warrant of fitness for your home.
Why Choose us?
• Our electricians take pride in their work, are qualified, licensed, and fully insured.
• Your project will be completed to code, and the safety of all comes first.
• We leave out the jargon when discussing your needs and discuss what options are best suited to your project.
• We take pride in our work and leave the workspace clean and tidy when done.