Your home electrical wiring is an unsung hero in your home. Proper wiring keeps your home safe and allows you to conveniently use your lights and appliances in every room. However, outdated or improperly installed wiring can be dangerous and inefficient. Here are some essential upgrades to ensure your home is safe and convenient.
Replace GFCI Outlets
GFCI outlets are designed to protect you from the risk of electrical shock. These safety outlets should be installed anywhere near a water source, such as your bathroom, kitchen, garage and outdoor outlets. GFCI outlets have a limited lifespan, so you should check them to ensure that they are still working properly. Ask an electrician in your area to replace any expired GFCI or add them to areas that only have a traditional outlet.
New Light Fixtures
One of the most obvious home electrical wiring upgrades is adding new light fixtures. Turn a shadowy kitchen into a bright and inviting workspace, or add another light to your favorite reading corner of your living room. Unless you want to add lamps, you’ll need an electrician to install new fixtures in your ceiling or walls.
Older homes have far fewer outlets that new ones. A bedroom, for example, may only have a single outlet in the entire room. With all the latest technology and computer devices, each of your rooms should have plenty of outlets. Phone chargers, alarm clocks, TVs, baby monitors and white noise machines all require an outlet. Ask an electrician to upgrade your home by adding more outlets to your bedrooms and other rooms that lack the proper amount of outlets.
Your home electrical wiring is an important part of your house, but upgrading it can be dangerous. Don’t try to improve your wiring on your own, but ask a professional electrician today for an estimate on upgrading your home for improved safety and efficiency.