Do you live in an older home that hasn’t been renovated? Chances are, your electrical system is in need of updating and/or upgrading. There are a few different options when it comes to re-wiring. Some are more expensive and invasive than others. However, if your electrical wiring is unsafe, the cost of re-wiring your home will be far less expensive than repairing damage caused by an electric fire.
What Kind of Old Wiring Could I Have in My Home?
Depending on the age and location of your home, you could be dealing with old knob and tube wiring, aluminum, or copper wiring. It may be outright unsafe, not up to the current electrical code, or just incapable of handling the electrical demands of a home in today’s age.
So What Is It Going to Cost?
Re-wiring a home is an extensive job. A variety of factors contribute to the cost. An electrician can access the wiring either by tearing down the drywall or by making small cuts and fishing the wire through the walls. An unfinished basement ceiling also makes it easier and less expensive to replace the wiring. And of course, the larger your home, the more costly it will be.
What Else Should I Consider?
If you are upgrading the wiring, now may also be the time to upgrade other electrical components in your home. Consider replacing older fixtures with new, energy-efficient LED lighting. Adding some smart home items, including security cameras, smoke detectors, and lighting controls are also a great option. And – if you’re considering an electrical vehicle, you’ll want to make sure your existing panel can handle it.
At Kraun, our friendly, licensed electricians can come to your home and give you a free quote for the cost of re-wiring. They’ll also be able to let you know about some other options for upgrades. Give us a call today at 1-844-NO-POWER (667-6937) or contact us online.