With the new year in play, we know that you will be planning to upgrade and work on a few new projects around the house this year. Don’t overlook the importance of upgrading your electrical wiring system or hold off another year!
With a new year brings aging to your existing home, especially if your home is over 50 years of age. With mature homes, you start to see depreciation and will notice that it’s more common for repairs.Did you now that older systems may not be able to support 220 amps like most modern homes, and therefore might prohibit the use of multiple large appliances on a single circuit? Find out if your wiring system might be one of them.
It is important for you to understand that upgrading or replacing your home’s wiring is not a small job nor should anyone try to attempt to do this without contacting a professional electrician. Here are signs that your home might be ready for an upgrade:
•Electrical outlets that are warm or hot to the touch
•Appliances that frequently give off mild electric shocks
•Unexplained smell of smoke or melted plastic
In addition, if you are routinely tripping your circuit breakers through the normal use of you’re applicants and electronics, that is a sign that your due for a replacement. Circuit breakers have a life expectancy of 60 years on average, but that doesn’t mean your home won’t need one prior.
Give yourself some peace of mind and schedule an inspection with Mister Sparky® of San Antonio today!