Your home already has wiring, lights, and a well-behaving breaker. What more could you want? Residential electrical improvements go far beyond necessary home rewiring!
Electrical Wiring Improvements
If you’re considering a home renovation of any capacity, it’s likely you’ll also need to update your wiring. Did you know that the National Electrical Code is updated every three years with guidelines for properties to be safe and efficient? Don’t wait for repeated blown fuses, tripped circuit breakers, constantly dimming or flickering lights, light bulbs constantly burning out, or dangerous sparks from outlets when removing plugs to improve your home’s electrical wiring. If your home has an outdated electrical service panel, you may need to replace everything to guarantee it’s up to code. The age of your wiring isn’t something most home buyers think about, and much like old pipes, may require a small demolition job to properly view making a renovation the perfect time for a whole-house rewiring project.
Outlets And Whole-Home Surge Protectors
Outlets are often an easy change in the residential electrical improvement process, but should still be done by a professional due to risk. These days, you have a plethora of options for outlets. From smart capabilities to included USB charging ports and multi-outlet compatible options can help you make the most of the outlets in your home. Speaking of outlets, are your electronics protected from storm damage? A simple power strip won’t always protect your devices. When dealing with a major electrical storm, the only proper method to fully protect all of your home’s systems and equipment is through the installation of whole-house surge protectors. Home renovations offer the perfect time to consider adding this solution to your home!
Smart Residential Electrical Improvements
When remodeling your home, you may want to add a couple of smart features to make your life easier. Technology has advanced so much that everything in your home can be automated and remote-controlled. Smart home upgrades are a great way to keep tabs on how much energy is being used on a daily basis, if you’ve left a door unlocked, if lights are being left on at night, and much more. Some smart residential electric improvements available on the market today include smart switches with timers and remote on/off features, remote-controlled ceiling fans and shades, smart outlets that can connect to your smart speaker and turn lights on and off by voice commands or change color depending on your bulbs, smart appliances including ovens, washers, dryers, microwaves, and more; smart doorbells, thermostats, and other major home electrical systems such as solar panels and car charging batteries.
Whatever your plans are for home upgrades from necessary full wiring renovations to convenient residential electrical improvement additions like smart applications or efficient renewable energy additions, GC Electric is here to help!