Tips for Rewiring Your Home
Posted on: April 29, 2015
No matter if you have an older home or if you are tired of not having enough outlets, choosing to start rewiring your Dunedin home is no small decision. And while there are plenty of DIY articles on the internet, this is a job best left to a trained electrician. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be involved in the process. At Midway, we meet plenty of Dunedin DIY-ers that know they don’t have the skills to pull this off, but who still want to be involved every step of the way.
As you start to plan your rewiring project, keep these tips in mind:
- When you are upgrading the main service panel, we recommend upgrading to at least 100 amps. This way you can be confident your new wires can handle everything you need.
- Instead of having one circuit with multiple appliances, consider having a separate circuit for each major appliance.
- If you want to be sure you will always have enough outlets without having to use extension cords or bulky power strips, plan to have one outlet placed every 5-6 feet.
- Once you have planned where the outlets will go, make sure your Dunedin home services company only installs 3 prong outlets, so every appliance will fit.
- Any outlet that has the possibility of getting wet, like in the kitchen, bathroom, or outside, should have ground-fault circuit interpreters installed as well. This will cause the outlets to turn off when they come in contact with water, saving you and your family from electric shock.
- If you have an older home and have been considering renovating, rewiring at the same time can save you time and money.
At Midway Services, we have been helping residents of Dunedin with their rewiring projects for over 50 years. We always recommend it for older homes that may have outdated circuit breakers or wiring. Not only will it cause fewer trips in the breaker, but it will also lessen your chance of an electrical house fire!
For more information on our services, or how we can help you update your older home, call us today!