Electrical Wires

Electrical Wiring

Treasure Coast Electricians Specializing in Electrical Wiring Upgrades

Many older homes are not equipped with the safest electrical components or enough power service. The following are signs you need electrical wiring upgrades:

Aluminum Wiring

Aluminum wiring was once heavily used for residential electric applications, before copper became the standard. Aluminum is unable to conduct electricity as well as copper, so electrical wiring upgrades to replace aluminum wiring delivers better electrical performance and efficiency. Aluminum is also softer and has the potential to expand and contract over time – this loosens electrical connections, creating a fire hazard.

Two Pronged, Ungrounded Outlets

This older style of outlet installed prior to 1962 does not have a ground, which puts users at risk of electrocution and electronics at risk of damage due to power surges. Most modern electronics have three-pronged power cords – in a home with two pronged outlets, electrical wiring upgrades are necessary to utilize these devices in the home.

Missing GFCI

GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) stop power flow between electrical sources and grounded surfaces to prevent electrical shocks and prevent overheating a circuit. GFCIs are required in specific locations throughout different rooms of a home, including:

  • Bathrooms

  • Kitchens

  • Unfinished basements

  • Crawl spaces

  • Garages and outbuildings

  • Laundry rooms

  • Utility rooms

  • Outdoor areas

Not Enough Power

Older homes on the Treasure Coast often do not have the electrical capacity required by today’s households – we use many more electrical devices than families did just a few years ago. If your home’s electrical system is unable to safely power your devices and appliances, electrical wiring upgrades help solve this issue.

Installing and Replacing Switches, Outlets, and Dimmers

Whether it’s to replace outdated or damaged equipment or simply add convenience, electrical wiring upgrades create a more functional and safe electrical system. Replace malfunctioning switches and outlets to prevent electrical shocks and rid your home of fire hazards. Add or relocate switches, outlets, and dimmers where you want them, for easier use of devices and convenience when turning on lights.

Other Specialty Home Wiring Upgrades

 

Cabinet Lighting

Add light to your under cabinet spaces to increase visibility for countertop workspaces. Cabinet lighting also creates walkway lighting at floor level, as well as highlights above or in-cabinet displays and decorative features.

 

Home Theaters

Create the ultimate home theater experience with electrical wiring upgrades to accommodate video and audio equipment. Unless specifically designed for a home theater, the existing room you use likely doesn’t have the outlets and switches you want, where you want them. Wiring upgrades are planned around your home theater setup to provide power at ideal installation points.

Kitchen Appliances

Outlet location often dictates where you are able to use countertop kitchen appliances – this isn’t always a convenient spot. Upgrade your electrical system to add outlets around your counter space that allow you to plug in your kitchen appliances wherever you like!

Exterior Holiday Lights 

The multiple extension cords required for many homes’ outdoor holiday lighting displays are a significant safety hazard. Plus, they place an added power demand on your electrical system. Electrical wiring upgrades give you the power you need for outdoor holiday lights, as well as outlets in convenient locations for your decorating.

 

Schedule Your Home Wiring Service Today

We are professionally certified to take care of any electrical issue in your home or business. We offer convenient scheduling options and 100% satisfaction guarantee. We strive to complete every repair quickly and efficiently with long-lasting results. If you would like electrical installation or replacement, give us a call to discuss your needs for affordable, reliable electrical services, or send us an email now to request your no-obligation estimate! 

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Why Choose Don Green Electric?

Don Green Electric specializes in Residential & Commercial Electrical Services, from troubleshooting flickering lights, to installing LED Lighting or new circuits, to upgrading panels and electrical service.

No problem or job is considered too big or too small.