Learn more about rewiring your home

Does your home have annoying flickering lights or expensive power bills? You might want to consider rewiring your home. Replace your outdated or undersized electrical wiring to keep you safe and happy at home. If this is what your house needs, it is an important undertaking that requires planning and patience. Old and worn wiring can cause all sorts of accidents, including electric shock and fire risks. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent potential risks.

For much older homes that haven’t been rewired before, an appointment with an electrician in Auckland is highly recommended. Even if you don't notice any of the telltale signs, it's best to have your property checked. This way you can understand what you need to upgrade and how much work you need to do. It will also allow you to bring your home electrical system up to the latest industry standards. In addition to eliminating potential causes of accidents, rewiring your old home can also improve the functionality of the structure. For example, this will allow you to add new outlets to make room for more appliances. With a sufficient number of outlets in the room, you can do without extension cords.

If you decide to hire an electrician, your job is to plan what you want:

  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Lighting and ceiling fans
  • Water heater
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Home electronics such as TVs computers and charging ports
  • Hot tub, spa, sauna or swimming pool
  • Mobility assistive devices such as wheelchair lifts, stair lifts, and assistive chairs
  • Hobbies and exercise

Start by listing the appliances and electronics you currently own and the ones you would like to upgrade or add in the next several years. Once you have an idea of ​​what you want, create a simple blueprint of your home which will help your electrician understand your purpose, which in turn will help them plan your home's electrical circuits.

They may suggest modifications for reasons of convenience, safety, or cost. Make sure you're really happy with the plan before your electrician gets to work. Once work is started, requesting changes increases the time and cost of the work. What seems like a simple change to you may require complex wiring.

If you’re looking for a trusted specialist to help rewire your home, reach out to Helix Electrical today for more information.

Considerations when looking for an electrician

It isn’t easy to decide on contractors to undertake work on your commercial or residential buildings. You’ll want an electrician who is not only going to complete the job to the highest standards but also do so on time and to the budget agreed upon. What other considerations should you be looking out for when hiring an electrician

Registered and Skilled

Always use a New Zealand registered electrician who knows the industry inside out. You can usually find this out on their website and can ask to see their Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) licence. 


In commercial electrical work, reliability is key. Whether it's everyday equipment, machinery, fixtures or emergency lighting, we are always ready to get the job done on time and deliver the right experience. Are you planning to renovate or build new? Wiring, lighting and heat pump/air conditioning are located in our clever area. With Helix, we can help you realize your vision, big or small.   

No Hidden Tags Guarantee

We have a firm no hidden tags promise on all our projects, otherwise we will deduct the amount from your final invoice. We won't hide hidden tags in our quotes just to "get the job done" only to find that the final bill suddenly exploded at the end of the project. We guarantee that there will be no surprises and you will feel good at the end of our engagement. It's important to us to be honest and transparent about what you're paying for from day one. We know all the hidden costs that can potentially accumulate with normal billing. We won't be one of those hidden costs for you. 


A sign that an electrical company is proud of their work and, most importantly, the customer is happy too, is when they have testimonials on the company website and plenty of 5 star reviews. Look out for recent projects they have completed for signs they are busy and sought after.

Why Choose Us

We tick all of the above boxes and more. With years of experience and a huge catalogue of jobs behind us, we are ready and willing to take on any electrical work you require. From maintenance to full commercial fit-outs, get in touch with us today and we will be happy to discuss any work.