Categories: Electrical

It might seem to you that the electrical wiring in your house is working because all the appliances are running fine. However, you need to look closely and pay attention to avoid possible danger or a fire breakout. Generally, if your house is older than 20 years, it is time for an update and there are many reasons that you should not keep an electrical update waiting. For instance, it can damage your appliances.

What Is Wrong With Your Old Wiring?

Research supports it and its common sense that older the wiring the more risky it is and can cause a fire outbreak. You may not be there when the house was built so you do not know the quality of materials and wires used. If your house was built in the 60’s or 70’s it might be fitted with aluminum wiring and those wires are a safety hazard because they become loose over time causing overheating an possible fires. Also, consider the fact that over time wire insulation can deteriorate.

How Can You Know It Is Time For An Electrical Upgrade?

Common signs to identify that an upgrade may be due are that your lights may flicker, you may be using more appliances than available switchboards, and the voltage may be dropping a lot. Be aware if the breaker trips when you turn on multiple appliances at one, or if you feel a tingling sensation when you touch the switch or appliance.

With the surge in appliances that households today need, more power is required which is a minimum of 200 amps to run all the flat screens, air conditioners, and electronic appliances. If your electrical wiring is not up to date or does not provide enough power it can cause damage to all your appliances which will be another cost to bear.

Why Should You Seek Professional Service?

Seek professional expertise and service from a certified HVAC contractor in Rockwall TX to determine whether your home requires an electrical upgrade. It is not recommended that you attempt a do-it-yourself project on the wires because updating the wiring is a big and complicated task. You may be looking at a bill of several thousand dollars but the sake of your family’s safety and to prevent extreme damage, you should seek professional help from an HVAC contractor in Rockwall TX.

About The Company

King Air and Electric is one of the leading service providers in North Texas of heating, electrical and ac repairs. The company has been operating since 1969, and is well equipped to deliver professional and expert services to residential households as well as commercial premises.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2014