Your electrical system plays a crucial role in your day-to-day life. That’s why upgrading it is often a very smart investment. If you’re thinking about adding some upgrades to your electrical system, consider the following ideas:
Lightning strikes, the power cutting out momentarily, and numerous other factors can cause a power surge, which is when your home’s voltage exceeds safe levels. Appliances and devices that are plugged in during a power surge may be damaged as a result. Depending on which devices are affected, repairing or replacing them could be a costly expense you weren’t planning for.
That’s what makes a surge protector such a valuable upgrade. It protects your appliances and devices when power surges occur, potentially saving you a lot of money and avoiding any downtime that occurs from damaged electronics.
Home Security System
A home security system won’t just simply alert you to the presence of an intruder. It can also deter intruders from targeting your home to begin with. After all, people who break into houses usually target homes where they believe they’ll be least likely to get caught. The presence of a camera alone has been shown to deter intruders, especially when paired with things like motion-sensor lights outside the property.
Installing outdoor lighting is another way to boost your home’s security. It can also improve your home’s curb appeal, which will help you find a buyer more easily should you ever choose to sell it. Plus, why not take advantage of every space your property has to offer? Installing outdoor lighting really makes a difference in the overall feel of your space and help you bring the comforts of the indoors outside.
Electrical Panel Upgrades
An old electrical panel may contain damaged wiring, leaving your home more vulnerable to fire hazards and putting you at risk of dangerous electric shocks. If you even suspect your electrical panel is relatively old, it’s a good idea to ask a professional electrician to take a closer look at it. They’ll let you know whether an upgrade is necessary.
It’s also worth noting that some models of electrical panels are inherently unsafe. Check to learn if yours is.
Adding outlets to your home is a smart upgrade in an age when most of us use more electronic devices and appliances in our daily lives than ever before. Because you can power many of these devices via USB cables, you might also want to include USB ports in your new outlets.
Tamper Resistant Receptacles
Installing tamper resistant receptacles (TRRs) is another outlet upgrade worth considering. This is particularly true if you have young children, as TRRs lower the risk of someone being electrocuted by sticking a metal object into an outlet.
There’s a good chance your home’s original electrical system was installed before the days of high-speed internet. That means it may not be designed to facilitate fast web browsing. Luckily, an electrician can help by installing new data cabling.
Many find the quality of LED lighting to be superior to that of other common types of home lighting. Perhaps more importantly, LED lighting is energy-efficient, saving you a lot of money on utility bills in the long run.
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Is it time to make some electrical upgrades in your home? Trust the experts at Jennings Heating and Cooling. Contact us today to learn more or to set up a consultation to see what’s possible at your home!