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New year, new home: If you have been considering updating your home electrical systems in 2024 we have some recommendations for you!
Updating your home’s electrical systems is a great way to increase safety and comfort in your space. Your home’s electrical system is the heartbeat of your home – it runs all the things that make your house productive, entertaining and useful – and safer! Each year, there are more than 50,000 electrical fires resulting in 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries and $1.3 billion in property damage.
Here are some upgrades to consider in 2024. Read on:
Update your outlets
Many homes have older outlets – or not enough outlets, meaning people rely on extension cords to plug in lamps, electronic devices and more. This risks overloading your circuits – and can lead to an electrical fire. If you have older outlets or not enough outlets, consider adding some – installed by a highly qualified electrician. And make sure you have GFCI outlets in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and outside.
Upgrade to smart home devices
Do you have a thermostat you can control on an app? Do you have a Ring doorbell or other security camera? These devices can be helpful and can also save you money and provide peace of mind when you are traveling or away from home.
Get surge protectors
If you have pricey electronics like your computer, television or exercise equipment plugged into a regular outlet without a surge protector, you are risking a surge during storm or other power outage that can damage or ruin your device. A surge protector is a valuable layer of protection that you definitely need.
Updated wiring and electrical panel
Is your home’s wiring from the late 1900s? Is your electrical panel more than 20 years old? If you can answer yes to those questions, it’s time for an upgrade! Older wiring can put your home at risk for power surges, fires and electrical shock and an outdated electrical panel is likely not able to meet the increased demand for power that your family has.
If you have questions about upgrades, we can send an expert Ohio electrician out to do an inspection. Contact us today and let one of our experts explain your options.