Are you thinking of home or work space renovations and wondering if it's time to bring your electrical circuits and installations up to date? You should be. Because whatever reason has led you to think about renovations to your building or your living space then it's probably true that the same factors are affecting your wiring albeit unseen. If you're moving into more space, or updating facilities because they seem outdated, if you're changing the purpose of a living or working area, or just want your living space to be better then all of these things are equally true of your electrical needs and that wiring behind the walls. So if you are thinking of bringing things up to date or stepping up a level then give us a call and let's talk through what you need and what will suit your needs best.
The first thing to consider is that older wiring systems develop faults that can eventually become hazards and if you're doing any kind of renovation then this is the time to thoroughly check the old wiring systems, repair any signs of wear or overload, and think about installing modern safety systems to protect your family and your property.
One of the first parts of updating is to bring the installation as a whole up to date. If your home is old enough to still rely on fuse boxes then it needs conversion to modern electrical panels and circuit breakers. If it has electrical panels with circuit breakers but is twenty years old or more then the chances are that it was designed to work with 60 amp or 100 amp maximums on the electrical system. Modern circuits and electrical panels expect a 200 amp max. That's a lot of difference. Besides which older systems didn't have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) which are designed to instantly cut off the power to at risk appliances like heaters and kettles if there is water in the system or short circuits. Talk to us about how we can bring your system up to date.
As important as safety is there is more to an electrical renovation project than ensuring the house doesn't burn down. There's also the question of performance. The new 200 amp electrical panel systems offer a degree of performance that the old systems simply don't and if you're running modern power-demanding appliances like smart fridges and high definition TVs then you will appreciate the extra power level that a modern circuit brings with it.
Then there's the fact that your old wiring circuit so often just doesn't meed today's needs. With more family members each of whom has a large number of personal electronic devices to charge, a TV per room, computers, and everything else you find in a modern home it is common to find that you need new circuits and new electrical outlets in every part of the house. That's certainly the case if you are renovating old guest bedrooms, or expanding into attics, basements, and garage spaces that were never designed to deliver on today's electrical needs.