Certified Residential Electricians
Electrical wiring installations can be dangerous. First there’s the matter of removing old wiring, during which a variety of problems could occur. Older wiring often has strange and unexpected surprises that appear when you examine how it was installed.
Next, you have to fully rewire the room or home. Either of these steps can be dangerous and result in electrocution or electrical fires.
Hughes Electric Inc. has a small but effective team of certified residential electricians, educated and experienced in the field, who can provide you and your family with the safest installation around.
Signs Your Home Needs Rewiring
Flickering lights? Shocks when you plug in cords? Burning smells, strange noises, and blown fuses?
If any of this sounds like your home, it’s time to rewire.
Homes that are more than 40-50 years old have at one point have older wiring such as knob and tube, and if they haven’t been through home rewiring since they were constructed, they’re due for it.
Wiring gets better over the years as we learn how to improve upon it, and by updating your wiring, you’ll have a saver, efficient, more eco-friendly home that will raise your property value as well.
The Cost and Time of Home Rewiring
Individual rooms can have different costs when it comes to rewiring, but if your home is between 1,500 and 3,000 square feet you can expect to invest between $8,000 and $15,000 for your household electrical wiring.
As for time, you can be looking at up to 10 days to carry out this project.
While electrical rewiring a whole house is up there in time and cost, the investment is well worth it, and long-lasting. Once you’ve done it, you won’t need to do it again as long as you’re living on the property—unless you really want to!
An Updated Home is a Safe Home
When you choose to keep the older wiring in your home, you’re risking the chance of electrical fires as well as electrocution. Knob and tube wiring was created without a grounding wire, making it easier for things to go wrong, and with wiring that has also stood the test of time, that chance increases tenfold.
Hughes Electric Inc. can inspect and rewire your home at a competitive price and keep your home safe, up-to-date, and eco-friendly for as long as you live under its roof.
Give us a call today and let’s talk wiring!