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Could Your Home Use an Electrical Upgrade?

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

How is your electricity working for you? Are you having problems with switches that don’t turn on, outlets that lack power, or frequent power surges? What about the age of your home? Are you living in a home that was built decade ago?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, your electrical system may be due for an upgrade. Here are two ways that My Santa Ana Electrician Hero helps homeowners get the best performance from their electrical systems.

Consider Subpanel Installation

Most single-family homes are constructed with one main panel. For a home that is approximately 2,000 square feet, this is sufficient power. However, if you finish your basement or build an addition, you may need more voltage to prevent power surges.

Even if you’re not planning an addition or renovation project, consider how you use the electricity in your home. The average main electrical panel can supply enough power for everyday usage of normal household appliances and electronic devices (think televisions, computers, etc.). It is when you start adding additional appliances to the home that you may need to consider upgrading or adding a subpanel.

Homeowners who install hot tubs, pools, workshops, outdoor lighting or other amenities to their homes may need to add a subpanel to shoulder the additional electrical load. Adding more power to your home can help you prevent power surges, tripped circuits, and electrical fires.

Replace Old Wiring for a Safer Home Environment

If you’re living in a home that is several decades old, it’s a good idea to have your wiring inspected by an electrician in Santa Ana. Old wiring, especially aluminum wiring, can be very dangerous. It may not even be installed up to today’s professional standards.

In addition to home wiring replacement, you may also need to upgrade your fuse box for a circuit breaker. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you need electrical upgrades, take a quick walk around your house. Note how many outlets you have in each room and how many power strips you’re using to supply electricity to all your devices and appliances. Next, check for GFCI outlets. These are outlets that have the reset button. A lot of homes built in the mid-20th century and before do not have these kinds of outlets, which is a safety hazard.

At My Santa Ana Electrician Hero, we know that assessing your home’s electrical system can be complicated. That is why we’re here to help. Call to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed electricians in Santa Ana, CA, to come to your home and perform a thorough inspection of your electrical system.