There’s no getting away from the fact that a household electrical service upgrade is expensive and can also cause a great deal of disruption to your daily routine. Yet despite this, it’s a necessary process that you should consider going through and here’s why…
Having insufficient power isn’t just an inconvenience
When power drops it isn’t just an inconvenience, in many cases voltage drop-off’s may cause damage to existing equipment or sensitive electronics. This can be a danger in itself let alone the cost of your equipment replacement.
Increasing the number of socket outlets makes sense
Take a look at how many gadgets we’ve accumulated over the last 10-15 years. I suspect everyone now has laptops, mobile phones, gaming consoles, and tablets, not to mention a huge array of kitchen gadgets, all of which need power. If you’re finding that you have to use increasing amounts of extension cables and sockets just to power up your everyday items then it can present more of an electrical safety risk. Aside from the convenience factor, increasing the number of sockets as part of an electrical service upgrade, makes sense as it offers better protection for you and your family against fire and electrical hazards.
Future proofing your home can add value on your property
The smart investment would be to install structured wiring. This is wiring that pertains to any heavy-duty data cabling designed to handle the latest communication and entertainment devices both now and in the future. This includes phones, internet, and household heating and lighting systems. While it’s true that a standard wiring upgrade will maintain the value of your home, the installation of structured wiring is likely to increase it. In fact it’s been proven that people prefer to purchase homes with structured wiring in place because in 2014 over 50% of all new homes built came with structured wiring. This is a sure sign of its growing value to homeowners.
So when is the best time to rewire?
The best time to consider an electrical service upgrade is during a renovation or remodelling project. When contractors are opening up your walls anyway, it pays to get jobs like extra socket installation and structure wiring carried out. This way the electrician has easy access to your walls and re-plastering, re-tiling, and repainting will then be part of the larger renovation project, so you won’t have to get anyone else in to finish the job off.
If you’d like more advice pertaining to an electrical service upgrade or would like to call us for a free, no-obligation quote, contact Static Electrics on 07 5445 8305 today. We have the skills and the experience to carry out a wide range of electrical tasks including full rewires and data cabling installations, so talk to our friendly, experienced team.