Louisville has lots of old and beautiful homes. Some say they don’t make ’em like that anymore. What’s not to love about detailed and sturdy craftsmanship and character? However, if you live in an older home, your wiring might be old too. If your lights come on, you may think this does not apply to you but before you write off installing new wiring, check out these reasons for having a licensed electrician assess your home for new wiring installation:
- Many older homes contain outdated electrical systemsthat can pose serious safety threats. These older systems are mostly aluminum wiring connections that can overheat and ignite. If you still have this type of electrical system, contact us to upgrade it immediately.
- Some homes do not have arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to prevent electric shocks and other issues. It is especially critical to get these updated circuit breakers in your kitchen and bathroom, where the water source may be close to an electrical outlet (dishwasher, anyone?).
- If you notice that the circuit breaker of your electrical system frequently trips, it is a sign that the wiring might need to be replaced.
- Many people have a variety of electronic appliances and devices in their homes. These devices require a steady flow of power, which your electrical service may not provide currently. This can result in flickering lights and problems with your hardwired smoke detectors. If you are facing such issues, it’s time for you to upgrade your electrical system.
- If your home has a Federal Pacific Electrical panel. This equipment was installed in the lion’s share of homes built in the 1950’s and 1960’s and are now known to be a fire hazard.