A healthy electrical system is a critical component in maintaining a safe and energy-efficient home.
Worn down and outdated electrical systems can become extremely dangerous very quickly. The risk of an electrical fire is much higher in old and unattended electrical systems.
Although electrical systems aren’t a visible part of our day to day lives and can easily be forgotten about, it is still an essential part of our home and safety.
That being said, it is crucial to have an expert electrician perform an electrical safety inspection to accurately assess and troubleshoot the condition of your home’s electrical system and ensure safety as well as efficient use of electricity.
In this article, we will be discussing two of the main electrical components your home uses to manage electricity.
Don’t worry; we will explain what to look for when trying to decide if you need an electrical upgrade for either.
When it comes to the safe and optimal performance of vital electrical components, many signs may indicate the pressing (or even urgent) need for an electrical upgrade.
Your electrical system is the lifeblood of your home. It powers your HVAC system, your lighting, as well as all essential and nonessential appliances you use on an everyday basis.
Although electrical systems have improved our lives in many incredible ways and continue to do so, electricity is still a dangerous resource that must be properly contained and distributed for safe consumption.
The two main electrical components we will be discussing are breaker boxes and electrical wiring.
Think of breaker boxes as the heart of your home’s electrical system and the electrical wiring as the veins by which electricity is distributed throughout your home.
If one or both of these vital electrical components are malfunctioning, damaged, or outdated, your electrical system will begin to indicate the need for upgrades.
Let’s go over some of the signs you need to look out for.
If any of these electrical symptoms sound familiar, you must seek a professional electrician to assess the condition of your electrical system and make necessary recommendations accordingly.
Because electrical malfunctions or damage can become quite dangerous and even result in a house fire, an electrical safety inspection isn’t something you want to put off.
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The age of your home and your electrical system can be a significant telltale sign that you need an electrical upgrade.
Home’s that are over 30-40 years old aren’t equipped to handle today’s significant reliance on electricity and extensive appliance usage.
We use much more electricity in our homes now than ever before, and many outdated electrical systems can’t handle today’s degree of amp and voltage use.
Modern homes are built with around 220 volts of service capabilities, whereas older houses usually can only handle around 100-110 at best.
Overloading an outdated and incompatible electrical system puts your home at a high risk of fire and property damage.
If your home is over 30 years old, it’s time you bring in a professional electrician.
Electrical inspections and upgrades are a crucial part of owning and caring for your home.
Electricity is a vital part of our everyday lives and should be treated as such.
If you have concerns about the condition of your home’s electrical system, Call A Phase Electric today!
We have the professional skill and experience needed to thoroughly assess your home’s electrical system, make the best recommendations, and provide you with reliable electrical services for years to come.