Although the typical homeowner would prefer to avoid a rewiring job or electrical system upgrade, an outdated electrical system can reduce the value of your home, be a safety hazard and even cause damage. If you have observed any warning signs that may identify wiring damage or need to upgrade your electrical system to keep your house up-do-date, the residential electricians in Phoenix of G & S Electric are here to help.
In our experience as industrial, commercial and residential electricians of Phoenix, customers frequently request an electrical system upgrade for one or more of the following reasons:
- Insufficient Power: Whereas modern day homes often use a 100-amp or 200-amp electrical service panel to power devices, older homes only operated on a 60-amp panel. The energy output of a 60-amp panel is too low to power modern appliances, AC units and more, causing an inconvenience to home owners and demanding a system upgrade.
- Safety Concerns: Smoldering, arcing, damaged wiring and improper wiring can all cause fires. Fires accounted for $11.6 billion in property damage during 2010 according to the National Fire Protection Association, house fires alone are responsible for $1.5 billion of the damages.
- Opportune Timing: Clients planning a home remodel will often rewire or upgrade an electrical system since major construction is already taking place, eliminating the need to open walls just for the rewire and decreasing the overall cost of the project.
When considering your electrical needs to determine if an upgrade is necessary, think of both current and future needs. Increased energy demands from new family members, home expansions or additional appliances. Structured wiring not only ensures your home can handle current and future energy demands, but it also increases the value of home. No matter your reason for electrical upgrades, the residential electricians in Phoenix at G & S Electric possess the knowledge and skill to handle any project. Call G & S Electric at (602) 493-1135 or contact us online with any questions or to schedule a home wiring inspection.