When Your Electrical System Needs an Upgrade

iStock_000015897329_MediumYou might think that an electrical upgrade might be an expensive process, but if you are looking to keep your homes value up — it’s a must. Keeping your system up to date is not only safe but if you are running too many things without enough power for them, you could be damaging your electronics too. So if you are unsure, here’s how to know if it’s time to make a change to your electrical system:

Constant Tripping

If you are always blowing a circuit — you might be in need of an upgrade. Using extension cords all over your house or do your lights dim when you turn on the microwave? These are all signs that your electrical system doesn’t match your home’s needs and should be looked at by a professional.

Your Wiring is Original

A home’s electrical needs are much different than they were at the turn of the century. The older the house, the more likely you’ll be to find a wide age range of wiring that can lead to one big tangled mess. If this is the case, it might be cost effective and safer to rewire the home.

Your Changing Appliances

Whether you are doing new construction or updating an existing house, you’ll want to make sure your electricity can handle your appliances. The wrong electrical flow will cause strain on your appliance’s motor and can eventually lead to burnout. So though you might be saving money on the rewiring, you’ll spend more on replacing your appliances.

Selling or Buying

A good electrical system will increase the value of your home. Whether you are looking to sell or purchasing a new one, you should always get the electricity looked over prior. If you are going to rewire your home, think about your future appliance and electrical needs and rewire for that. The most important part is that the proper system protects you from overloading circuits which can become a fire hazard.  

TFC Electric provides residential and commercial electrician services to homes and businesses across Suffolk County, Long Island. Contact us online to get started with a free estimate, or call (631) 589-2800.

August 25, 2017