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 Replace your outdated or undersized electrical wiring to keep you safe and happy at home.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.