Do Not Decide to Rewire Your Older Home Until You Read These Important Facts
If you’re thinking about rewiring an older home, there are a lot of things to think about. We at Sonner Electric are pleased to come out and examine your home, as well as provide you with an estimate for what we believe should be done and how much it will cost. Before you begin rewiring an older property, we also recommend that you evaluate the following five factors.
You should know how much electricity your house uses
Before you decide to rewire your home, go through each room and make a list of everything you use that is powered by electricity. Make a list of all lights, outlets, large appliances, minor appliances, HVAC systems, and so on. You’ll have a better sense of what type of drain you’re making and how we can best rewire your home if you map out where you use electricity.
Check your building codes to see if permits are required
Before you start rewiring, double-check that you’re up to date on local electrical and building codes. You’ll need to get permits if necessary. Building codes regulate the type of wiring that can be used, the number of outlets that can be installed in each room, the wattage that should be utilized, and so on. This is just one of the many reasons why rewiring your home should always be done by a professional electrician.
It’s possible that you’ll require more than just electrical wiring
The wiring in today’s home is more sophisticated, and it does more than just switch on the lights and power appliances. Consider adding data lines, a built-in security system, or even a fire protection line all at the same time. You can get it all done at once if you upgrade to the newest in home automation, which is both easier and more cost effective.
You are not obligated to complete all tasks
While we want to make sure our clients are aware of the options accessible to them, we don’t want to give the sense that if technology is available, you must use it. We are pleased to go over all of your alternatives with you, explain the benefits and drawbacks, and provide you with accurate quotes. Then you may select what makes sense and what can be skipped.
Your electrician should provide you with a written estimate
You should be careful of an electrician who performs a fast walkthrough of your home and claims to have a reasonable estimate of how much the rewiring will cost. Before making an estimate, a qualified electrician must perform a lot of research on the demands of each home. They should come up with a detailed, exact estimate that includes all processes. For further information, call Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126.