Do I Need to Upgrade?
Are those flickering lights a quirk of an older home, or a sign of a larger problem? The answer is: they’re a sign of a larger problem.
Lights are not supposed to flicker or burn out regularly. Your fuses should not be tripping and blowing. Your energy bills should not be through the roof. Your walls should not feel warm.
A good place to start if you’re wondering about your home is to look at the age of your property. Is it older than 50 years, and has it ever been upgraded? If not, then it’s time.
When it comes to electric retrofitting, there are a few levels of the process. Some homes may require a lighting upgrade, an upgrade to their electrical box, or an entire home rewiring.
Lighting upgrades are newer in the scheme of things, but growing in popularity for local homeowners as well as a business owners. LED lighting lasts longer, and saves you money. This means you’ll be saving on lightbulbs as well as energy bills, making LED retrofitting an eco-friendly investment.
Electrical Box Upgrade
The electrical box in your home is the hub out of which your entire electrical system runs. By upgrading the box in your home, you’ll have improved functionality and—you guessed it—save money as well.
When an electrical box isn’t functioning properly, your electrical system will be stressed and overheating. Electrical retrofitting for this device, as well as lighting and wiring upgrades, ensures that you will not be a victim of an electrical fire.
With 51,000 electrical fires occurring yearly, resulting in roughly 500 deaths and $1.3 billion in property damage, it’s not a risk you want to take.