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6 Reasons Why Rewiring Your Home Is Important

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6 Reasons Why Rewiring Your Home Is Important

If your home has old wiring it can be a threat to your family, but it can also reduce your home’s value. Having your home rewired can be expensive. But, it can pay off. Contact an expert electrician to inspect your home and replace wiring to:

#1 Increase in Electrical Capacity

An old wiring system normally has a 60-am capacity and is not enough to handle modern-day appliances. A high load could cause serious damage. If there is an electrical overload it could burn out devices and even cause house fires. But, if you update the electrical system to 100ams you should be safe and have your costs reduced.

#2 Improve Safety

A home rewiring project can dramatically improve your safety. Wires that are not insulated can create shock and fires because of fluctuations in power. If there is an overload it can even melt and burn the wires. Bad wiring can also render your appliances unsafe to operate and cause your smoke detectors to fail.

#3 Protect Against the Elements

New wires are better insulated. Brittle plastic insulation or insufficient coatings can be dangerous if conditions get too hot. With the new wires out there you don’t have to worry about heat waves, they are shielded from the heat.

 

#4 Improve Your Home Electrical System by Rewiring

If you rewire your home electrical system you can also wire each appliance to its own circuit while you’re at it. This will decrease the chances of it becoming overloaded. You can also install ground fault circuit interrupters and interconnected, hard-wired smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

#5 Reduce Costs

Despite the costs of upgrading your home wiring, you can get cheaper insurance rates by installing newer, safer wiring. The risk of accidents is lower, so it’s less expensive to insure a rewired home. If you’re planning to sell your house, getting it rewired first can add thousands of dollars to its value. 

#6 Have Peace of Mind

It can get stressful if you worry about wires going wrong at home, power outages, risks of electrical fires, etc. Your home should be a peaceful place to enjoy and rest, not to worry. If you rewire your home you can have peace of mind knowing these risks are less likely.

 

Rewiring Is Important If Your Home is Old

If your home was built after 1960, your wiring is insulated and has ground wires. But these don’t last forever and they might be deteriorating. The aluminum wires from the 60’s and 70’s can fail and create many hazards. If your home is from 1945 or earlier, you could be dealing with a knob-and-tube wiring system. That’s when you for sure need to replace it all, it will not support the modern appliances and its a high risk of electrical fires.

 

Rewiring Experts at East-West Electric

If your home is old, so is your wiring. If you think your wiring is deteriorated, contact East-West Electric and we will send a licensed electrician in Clearwater, FL to inspect your home and replace any wiring as needed. To schedule a visit call (727) 771-9403 today.