Renovating or revamping your living or workspace entails a lot. From renovating the floors to rebuilding cabinets, you would want everything to be up to the mark. One significant part of this is updating lighting fixtures. With fluctuating market rates, electrical services are something you must plan well in advance to avoid encountering a dwindling budget. If you are considering the market slump as a good time for remodeling and carrying out electrical rewiring at your home or office, Premier Electrical Services shall assist you at every step of getting smart and innovative electrical wiring or panel replacement upgrades. But how will you know if you need an upgrade? Let’s find how.
Understanding When Its Time For An Electrical Wiring Upgrade
Your house or office may require an upgrade if the existing wiring is too old and you have to ensure safety or because the existing wiring no longer meets your needs. While rewiring can be an expensive and messy affair at times, a little upfront planning can help you reduce disruptions and even add customizable features that can increase the value of your wiring.
Safety and Fire Prevention
Most of us have heard about short circuits as one of the prime causes of fires. While you might not take notice of faulty or outdated wiring unless a small or major inconvenience happens, you must understand that judicious investment in electrical upgrades right now can save you from big losses in the future.
If you don’t know when your wiring was last inspected, it’s worth calling up a licensed electrician to give it a once-over, especially if you have any of these warning signs:
● Two-prong ungrounded outlets
● Warm, sparking, or discolored outlets
● Dimming or flickering lights
● Fuses that blow repeatedly or breakers that trip
● A tingling sensation on touching a gadget
● Lack of GFCI outlets in enclosed spaces that are exposed to moisture.
● A persistent burning odor from an enclosed space or appliance
Another reason to consider upgrading is that some property owners refuse to insure houses with older wiring or charge renters/buyers with higher premiums. Premier Electrical Services has a qualified team of licensed electricians that carry out a prompt, budget-friendly, and quality wiring upgrade session. Since they are licensed, the owner incurs no liability in case of a mishap.
Requirement of More Power
The standard for domestic electricity is 220V. Air conditioners, flat-screen TVs, computer equipment, and all the other things that our grandparents couldn’t dream of nowadays require 220V to run. It’s not simply a botheration when you don’t have enough power; it may also harm sensitive gadgets. Even if you have enough electricity, you may need to install outlets to prevent having to rely on power strips and extension cables, which is inconvenient and potentially dangerous.
Premier Electrical Services provides 100% satisfaction with its electrical wiring up-gradation services that you can avail of on all days of the week. You don’t have to be acquainted with the technicalities, for they provide a reliable and warranted service that shall be ideal for your home or office.
Electrical Panel Upgrade Basics
Have you ever wondered how an automobile assembly line is controlled? What controls large or small mechanical processes like an assembly line is called the control panel. Just like vital organs in our body control and monitor our surroundings, a control panel is a metal box enclosing important electrical devices that monitor and control a mechanical process electrically.
The enclosure or the metal box that contains all of the electrical devices of the control panel is often aluminum or stainless steel and the size will vary based on the size of the process. In the US, each enclosure has an electrical safety rating designated by the UL. They will also have ratings that designate the enclosure to be indoor or outdoor, waterproof or water-resistant, suitable for hazardous conditions, dustproof or explosion-proof. Control Panels also have a surge arrestor that protects all of the electrical equipment inside the control panel from electrical surges or overvoltage. In electrical wiring, a surge can come from a lightning strike or a utility power surge. Many of these instances can be unforeseeable. Do not wait for your electrical wiring system to fall through when you need it the most. Give a call to Premier Electrical Services if you are based out of the US and experience timely and professional service.
Red Flags Necessitating Electrical Panel Upgrades
Electrical panels have two functions: safety and electricity. Many homeowners find it difficult to determine if they require an electrical panel update or a replacement altogether. Electrical panels, on average, last 40-60 years. When it comes to electrical panel replacement, them being outdated isn’t necessarily the most important factor to consider. Some electrical panel brands are defective from the start and must be replaced with newer electrical panels that fulfill current safety regulations. Electrical panels that are inadequate, overloaded, or do not meet safety requirements, regardless of age, should also be updated or replaced.
Besides this, consolidating multiple electric subpanels may also require upgradation. Every home has one main electrical panel, which is the primary source of electricity. In granny flats or offices with the main panel box at maximum capacity, it may be more convenient to operate specific electrical circuits from a subpanel. This is a cost-efficient option.
Getting The Right Electrical Upgrade For Yourself
The cost of hiring a certified electrician can vary greatly based on the total amount of work, the size of the electrical panel to be installed, the necessity to relocate the electrical panel and the number of electrical circuits required for the same, etc. Premier Electrical is a top-rated full-service electrical contracting service based in the US that specializes in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial electrical installations. If you require an electrical wiring/panel replacement upgrade, schedule an appointment with us via mail or phone.