You generally know when it’s time to upgrade and replace appliances like refrigerators and laundry machines in your home. They might start to break down more frequently, they might make strange noises while running or they might just look old and worn down. Unfortunately, it’s a lot harder to tell when you need to upgrade your electrical wiring. After all, you can’t see your wiring. And since your wiring does its job when you flip on a light switch or turn on your TV, you probably never really think about it too much.
If this sounds like you, it may be time to readjust your thinking! Keep reading to learn more about home electrical wiring in New Milford, CT and discover some reasons why you may want to consider rewiring your home sooner rather than later.
Are your wires old?
Although the saying “they don’t make ‘em like they used to” applies to a lot of products we buy, it’s not necessarily true for older homes with old wiring. Old wiring simply isn’t as safe as the wiring used in today’s home construction. Because of this, old and faulty electrical wiring is one of the leading causes of house fires across the nation. The older your home is, the higher the chance that your wiring is out of date and possibly not up to code anymore. If you live in an older home, it’s not a bad idea to speak with an electrician about replacing your wiring.
Are your wires aluminum?
Going off of the first point, if your home has aluminum wiring, you may want to think about having it replaced. Aluminum wiring that was used back in the 1960s and ‘70s has been proven to be a major fire hazard these days. Over the past few decades, your aluminum wires may have started to become loose. It doesn’t take an electrician to know that loose wires can lead to big troubles with appliances, and can even lead to house fires. It only takes a quick inspection to determine if your wiring is made of aluminum and if it needs to be replaced with modern wiring.
Do you have enough power?
One of the top reasons why people choose to replace their wiring doesn’t have to do with the age or condition of their wires—it has to do with the amount of power they need in their home! If you’re like most people and have multiple TVs and computers running seemingly at all hours of the day, your electrical wiring may not be able to handle all of the electrical flow needed to power the device. Give us a call to learn about replacing your wiring to accommodate all of your gadgets.
If any of the points mentioned above apply to you and your home, give ESI Electric LLC a call. We have years and years of experience with home electrical wiring in New Milford, CT, and we’d be happy to visit your home to perform an inspection. If needed, we can replace all of your electrical wiring for much less money than you might think!
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