With a number of the residents in Huntsville, and surrounding areas living in older homes built before 1950, the electrical systems in these homes may be in need of electrical upgrades. At the time of the construction of older homes such as these, few families even owned a television, and few families had refrigerators. However, the modern household contains multiple televisions, computers, gaming systems, appliances for every need, and others. Contact our experienced electricians in Huntsville, AL a call for an upgraded electrical system.
Signs Your Home Needs an Upgrade
Outdated wiring degrades, and if you own an older or historic home that still has its original wiring, consider contacting a licensed electrician for an upgrade.
Wiring systems installed prior to the 70s, and even potentially in the 80s, were not designed to deal with the demand that modern electrical usage places on them. Outdated electrical systems are inadequate due to the size and number of modern appliances and electronics that we use every day in our homes. In an older home, modern electrical consumption is likely demanding too much from the electrical wiring, creating the risk of overheating and fire. Do not risk your family’s safety with worn wiring. Contact our electricians in Huntsville, AL today for installation or repair.
Outdated wiring is unlikely to meet National Electrical Code standards. A rewire means replacing the outdated electrical material with modern components that will maintain your family’s safety for years to come. Furthermore, when planning to sell a home in the near future, an electrical system upgrade helps to sell the home.
Overloading the electrical system can lead to overheating, fire, or electrical shocks, and requiring during an upgrade provides the solution. In addition, rewiring a home provides the opportunity to add additional outlets and switches and bring the home’s electrical system up to date. Mister Sparky’s licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical services you need.
Signs indicating the potential need to rewire your home include:
- Visibly worn, frayed or burned electrical wiring
- Electrical shocks from appliances, outlets, and/or switches
- Outlets and cords that feel too warm when, or show signs of scorching or damage
- Outlets or switches that do not work
- Frequently blown fuses or circuits
- Frequent power outages
- The smell of burning wire
- Frequently dimming, or flickering lights even with all new, properly tightened bulbs
- Two-pronged outlets rather than modern three-pronged
- Insufficient number of outlets and long term use of extension cords
- Homes without Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets in the bathrooms, kitchens or outdoors
- If your home is still equipped with a fuse box, it’s time to upgrade to a breaker box, and new wiring
During the 1960s and 1970s, numerous homes were wired with aluminum wiring. A home containing dangerous worn aluminum wiring should receive an electrical upgrade with modern copper wiring as soon as possible. Contact our electricians in Huntsville, AL today to schedule replacement of aluminum wiring.
When your home is in need of electrical rewiring, contact Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL. We will provide a professional installation, and priceless peace of mind. In addition, our licensed electricians provide 24-hour emergency electrical services. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama region with a wide variety of professional electrical services. Contact our nationally recognized electricians in Huntsville, AL to receive professional electrical upgrades, or electric repair service.