Chesterfield, MO has a colorful history that dates back to the 1800’s. As our hometown has grown into the bustling community that it is today, we try to preserve our past by maintaining older homes and historical sites.
While older homes have a beautiful aesthetic, they can be plagued with electrical issues, which can be dangerous. If your home is more than 50 years old, you’ll want to consider electrical upgrades for your Chesterfield, MO home.
Every home has electricity running to it, and if your home doesn’t seem to be able to power all of your appliances and electronics efficiently, regardless of age, electrical upgrades can help improve your home in many ways. Contact the experienced electrical team at Chesterfield Service to see what electrical upgrades your home could use to help keep your family safe.
Signs Your Home Needs Electrical Upgrades
Whether your home was built in 1908 or 1980, there are many reasons why you might want to consider an electrical inspection and upgrading the electrical systems in your home.
Even brand new homes can have issues that require electrical repairs and you want to have them addressed right away. Fires and electrocution are possible in every home, so it’s important to make these upgrades to keep you and your family safe.
Home has a Fuse Box
Fuse boxes were common in older homes, but now circuit breakers are much more common. While fuse boxes are still capable of running electricity in your home, you’ll still have to buy fuses and replace them when they go out. Circuit breakers are often seen as a more convenient choice.
If your home has a fuse box, it might also have aluminum wiring, which is an outdated electrical practice. As aluminum heats up it expands and contracts, which lead to loose connections, which can cause arching, which can lead to fires.
The best way to protect your home from potential fires caused by electrical wiring is to have the wiring replaced. As you add more electronics, you have the potential to overload the electrical demands aluminum wiring can provide. New wiring will be safer and much more energy efficient.
2 Prong Ungrounded Outlets
Outlets with 2 holes instead of three can often be a cause of electrical issues. The role of the ground wire is essential protecting against shock hazards that send extra power into the ground and away from your devices.
Whether you want to upgrade your outlets for safety, or are frustrated that none of your electronics can plug into these outlets, then it’s time for some electrical upgrades in your home.
GFCI outlets are commonly installed in bathrooms, kitchens, and other rooms that often contain moisture. GFCI outlets stop trips and electrocution by interrupting the flow of electricity when the amount going differs from the amount entering by about 5 milliamperes. Having GFCI outlets can protect your loved ones from electrocution when an electronic device becomes suddenly wet.
Not Enough Power
If you just bought some new appliances, but find they aren’t working properly, or they are causing frequent tripping, it’s not the appliance’s fault. You probably don’t have the electrical capacity for your new appliances. An electrician can help make sure you have enough power to operate your appliances safely.
Popping Light Bulbs
It’s normal for light bulbs to die, but they usually just stop glowing at the end of their life. If light bulbs frequently pop in your home, it’s a sign there is an electrical issue going on.
High voltage and arcing electricity are common causes. An electrician can help investigate these causes and find the solutions to prevent your light bulbs from popping again.
If you notice burning smells coming from your electrical panel or any wall outlet, it’s a cause for concern. Burning smells are either the plastic casing melting off the wires or the insulation and wood within your walls are being signed from hot wires. Any burning smells should be addressed right away to prevent any electrical or house fires.
Benefits of Upgrading Your Electrical Service
While upgrading your electrical systems in Chesterfield, MO might seem like an unexpected construction project, you’ll notice a variety of benefits once it’s complete. Benefits include:
Can Use Appliances Reliably
Your home demands a lot of electricity to run all of your devices. If you have more devices that require electricity than your home can handle, an electrical upgrade will make sure your home has the capacity to have multiple appliances and electronics work at the same time without issue.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, there are an estimated 51,000 electrical fires every year. Electrical distribution systems are the 3rd leading cause of home structure fires. Protect your home and loved ones by making sure your home is up to current electrical code standards.
Lower Electricity Bills
With new electrical panels or wiring, your home will be able to withstand the power supply your home demands. This will divert energy more efficiently and safely, which can cause a drop in electricity usage and lower your energy bills.
Add New Appliances Without Worry
If the lights go off every time you turn on the microwave, then your home is having trouble keeping up with your electrical demands. Have an electrician inspect your electrical system to make sure it will be able to support new appliances. When you have electrical upgrades performed, you’ll have confidence that you can add any new appliances to your home without worrying about them not working properly.
More Working Outlets
If you have rooms in your house that do not have enough electrical outlets, an electrician from Chesterfield Service can add more outlets to your home.
Do not run electrical extension cords from one outlet to another room as this can overload your circuits fast. Adding more outlets will help your electrical panel divert energy to every corner of your home properly.
Flexible Financing Available
When an electrician recommends rewiring your entire house, you probably are concerned about the expense. Chesterfield Service understands that you can’t put a price on safety, but electrical upgrades are sometimes necessary to keep your family safe.
Talk to us today to learn more about the financing options with approved credit we have available and how we can make major upgrades much more manageable paying over time.
Contact Chesterfield Service for Electrical Upgrades
Chesterfield Service’s team of experienced electricians are ready to help our friends and neighbors all over the Chesterfield, MO community. But don’t just take our word for it, read some of our nearly three thousand reviews from local customers. You’ll experience the same customer satisfaction they did. Contact us to schedule electrical upgrade service for your home today.