Improving your electrical system does not only increase the real estate value of your home, but it also helps ensure your family is safe and protected from fire hazards. However, knowing exactly what to upgrade or refine may not be that easy. Not to worry. With the help of an electrician, below are some electrical improvements you should consider for your home.
Electrical wiring upgrade
First of all, replace unnecessary wiring. Thanks to modern technology, most of the wired appliances you owned are now being replaced with wireless ones. Wireless technology would not only modernize your home, but it'll also be much safer and more convenient to use. While you're at it, replace old wiring with thicker cables. This is because wires with a greater gauge number can handle more electrical load safely without overheating or catching fire. With the fast increase in electrical devices, you'll definitely benefit from a thicker gauge.
You could also make use of areas such as the attic and outside walls by passing your cables around them. This is monumental if you're looking to improve your wiring access and reduce unnecessary wall openings.
Relight your home
Do all your rooms share the same type of light? It's about time that changes. Lighting plays a lot in setting the mood an ambience of your home. For example, dim lights create a calm and deep mood. The best places to improve lighting would be the bathroom, kitchen and living room. You can always use overhead lights for all these areas. However, you could opt for under-cabinet lighting for a lighter touch, especially when cooking in the kitchen or entertaining a guest. Lastly, don't forget to add dimmers, since they enable you to regulate your lights' brightness.
Use energy savers
The world is going green and so should you. If you are still using traditional yellow bulbs, you should consider replacing them with fluorescent tubes. . Apart from that, you may opt for tankless electrical water heaters that require less energy for operation. In case you live in hot areas, ensure your air conditioning system has high efficiency ratings. Remember, the more energy you save, the less money you spend on electricity bills.
It is a great way for modernizing your home. In addition, home automation gives you better monitoring and control of your electrical system. For instance, you can know where you spend most energy through daily electrical consumption reports on your smartphone. Most importantly, automation comes with great convenience and also adds safety through improved appliance control that can be done even when you are outside your home.
For assistance, talk to an electrician.
Jonathon here. I am currently completing my electrical apprenticeship and I have to say, it has been a challenge. Before I started, I didn’t realise that there was so much involved in wiring a house or building. Safety, efficiency, aesthetics and costs all have to be taken into account. My boss is so patient. One customer asked us to leave electrical wires exposed because he wanted an “industrial effect”. My boss explained that it would be illegal and they compromised. I have really learnt that electrical installation is one area in which people should not take short-cuts or undertake home handiwork. This blog should help you to gain a little more insight into electrical installation and its intricacies. I hope you find it enlightening. Thank you for stumbling into my corner of the blogosphere.