If you’re remodelling your home, one of the first things you’ll want to do is give your home an electrical renovation. Those exposed walls are the perfect opportunity to upgrade your home’s electrical system’s power, efficiency, and safety. Here are a few things you should consider when planning your electrical renovation.
4 Things To Consider For Electrical Renovation
1. Recharging Your Home’s Wiring
The older your home is, the older the wiring could be. While the old, black knob-and-tube wiring is no longer used, it’s still prevalent in some older houses and can be dangerous. You may also find some past DIY wiring jobs from previous occupants that don’t work efficiently or no longer serve a purpose. Have an electrician come in and take a look. They can replace any old knob-and-tube wiring, make any necessary repairs, and plan out the most efficient electrical system.
2. Electrical Capacity
There is a limit to the amount of electricity your home can handle at once. This is particularly the case when it comes to older homes. As appliances and technologies become more powerful, the amount of electricity they need grows as well. Many older homes were not designed to handle this amount of power. Putting an addition on your house will also increase your power usage. So, before you start planning your new, state-of-the-art kitchen or living room, have a residential electrician determine the electrical capacity of your home. This will determine how much electrical work you’ll need.
3. More Outlets
Have some of your rooms become a tangled knot of power bars and extension cords? Now that you’re remodelling, this is the perfect opportunity to add some more outlets or redirect your current outlets into a more useful space. Your electrician can help you determine how many new outlets you’ll need and the best places for them.
4. Installing a GFCI
A GFCI is a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, and they are designed to immediately turn off the power if a plugged-in item becomes wet or comes in contact with other types of moisture. They’re a useful safety measure for bathrooms and kitchens but are not common in older homes. We’d recommend having your electrician install GFCIs if you’re remodelling any room with high moisture content.
The experienced Langley Electricians at BPM Electric can help you work through all of these electrical renovations and more. Give us a call at 1-604-670-1746, or request a quote online and let’s get your home looking bright!