Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Considering updating your home or adding a new addition? Well you’ll also want to consider some electrical upgrades before you start. Whether it’s with the kitchen, bathroom, or shop, consider every electrical component first. Need more outlets? With all this new technology, outlets are a must. Are the light switches and fixtures modern? If not, then it's time for some upgrades. Is your breaker panel outdated and not supporting your home like it used to? Then it's time to upgrade it to a newer one and get your home working more efficiency.
Many homeowners don’t think about the electrical system with all of today's modern technology added until it doesn’t perform like it should. As you tackle remodeling or a new addition, you will find out later that you needed some electrical upgrades that you still want but didn’t consider. So before you make the first step in a home makeover or new addition, consider the electrical system first and plan for it in the budget. Here are some electrical upgrades you might be interested in that we can help you with:
Smart Home Features
If you would like to make your home life easier, Ridgeline Electrical Solutions can install different smart systems throughout the house. We can take care of all your automation and security needs. From motion sensors to climate control, you can have everything automated and controlled remotely if you so prefer. Here are a few smart electrical upgrades you’ll want to consider when upgrading or adding a new additions to your home:
Remote controlled sprinkler system
Remote controlled heating & cooling
Remote security & video surveillance system
Smart alarms, sensors, and sirens
Remote controlled lights
Smart smoke alarms
Grocery ordering refrigerators
Remote controlled drapes or blinds
And so much more
With the modern technology that we have now days, they are required to use more power than the older models did, and even though many manufacturers have added a boost of energy efficiency, by comparison, they still utilize more energy. This is because of larger and more feature-packed washers and dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, and media-driven electronics and gadgets. The overall average household is using 30%-50% more energy than ever before. When you are adding a new addition or building or remodeling any room in your home, consider how much energy it will utilize and whether or not your electrical system can handle it in a manner that is safe and efficient.
Outlet and Receptacle Considerations:
When it comes to receptacles, they are like any other part of your electrical system. When installed, they must be safe and efficient. Have you noticed that high-energy appliances use different receptacles, such as a specialized model for your washer or dryer? These appliances require large amounts of power and need a certain type of receptacle that will accommodate how much power they need in order to work efficiently. When remodeling or adding a new addition, make sure that you are buying the proper device that will be able to support what it is needed for.
Modern Light Switch Features
Lighting is everything when it comes to creating the right room atmosphere. When you install the right light it can create energy or give you a soothing environment. Although the right type of light is important and will make the room standout, light switches give the power to the light and control them. So be sure you install a modern switch that makes controlling the lights easy and efficient. For example, dimmer switches are very popular in our modern time because they allow you to set the light to where it's just the right amount of light in the room. There are many other options including 3-way, 4-way, sliders, different size switches, multi-locations, dimmers, and even remote control lighting. With all the light switch options available, you will never have to settle for boring light switches again!
Rewiring & Rerouting
When renovating or adding new, you will need to think about your current electrical system and how it may not be in a position to accommodate the change. If you are renovating, figure out if your current electrical system will support the new if not then new wire will have to be ran. When going to reroute an existing device you will need to find out what circuit it is on. If the wire is not long enough for the new destination, then you will have to run a new wire. When either rerouting or running new wire it is always best to have a licensed electrician to do it for you.
There’s no better time to upgrade your electrical system in your home than now. Get in touch with us and see how we can help with your electrical system!
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