The Ohio River Valley proudly has many historic neighborhoods and homes. We have history and character and unique housing like no one else! And, like most of us say, “They just don’t build ’em like this anymore.”
And that’s true, but it also applies to many of these homes’ wiring and lighting…for a reason.
Check out Top Reasons Your Old Home Needs New Wiring.
Some lighting fixtures just may not be the most up to date and safest configurations, whether they are the original setup or were retrofitted in the past. For example, some old gas lights might have been wired for electricity back in the 50’s. These setups may not be compatible with today’s efficient lighting choices.
The most significant benefit of lighting retrofitting is improving the quality of light while cutting down on energy usage.
But My Lights Work! Why Should I Retrofit Them?
Well, just because you hit the switch and the light comes on doesn’t mean that you’re getting the most efficient, best lighting. Often, older light fixtures aren’t always placed in the most useful places. Then, coupled with too-dim light and lots of walls, older houses can be extremely dark.
Think resale value. Well-lit homes appeal much more to prospective buyers and light retrofitting will pay for itself over and over again.
Think comfort. Improving your home’s lighting will ease up on your eyes and make your daily household tasks much simpler.
Think parties and entertaining. Set the mood with better lighting and light color quality.