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When is an electrical upgrade due for a certain household? (Photo Credits)

Electrical upgrades are important to any home who may be demanding more electrical service than before. That means if a home is older, or if there are new appliances that require a huge amount of electricity then electrical upgrades may be necessary. Builders and Contractors  

House Logic came up with a comprehensive article guiding homeowners about when to have an upgrade.  In their write-up they mentioned about both panel and wiring updates.

“Not having enough power isn’t just an inconvenience — voltage drop-offs may actually damage sensitive electronics, so having plenty power is important to electrical home safety. Even with enough power, you may need additional outlets to avoid relying on a tangle of power strips and extension cords — a potential safety hazard.”

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Canadian Nova Scotia Power also gave homeowners guidelines on electrical upgrades, what to expect, and why homeowners should seriously consider having such. Electricians   

“Here are the benefits to upgrading your electrical service: (1) If the current panel is old, it may cause an electrical or fire hazard. (2) The electrical loads in the home are more than the current service can handle. (3) If you are considering changing to an electric based heating system, adding an electric hot water tank, or adding other loads to your existing electrical service, there is a possibility your existing system could become overloaded.”

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Improvenet also gave a comprehensive explanation on electrical upgrades, when to have it, and why have it. In their article they also mentioned why it is important to hire a professional for the upgrades.

“Failure to properly connect the panel, for example, will cut off power to certain areas of your home. Furthermore, failure to properly ground and insulate wires and connections poses a fire hazard that may compromise the value of this upgrade. Also, note that for an experienced professional, this project takes an average of 10 hours. Make sure you have enough time budgeted to complete the project and also have provisions in place for the lack of power in your home during the entire process.”

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Electrical upgrades are indeed important for any home, especially those that badly need it.

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