Spring is here, and many homeowners are planning home improvement projects. Whether your home upgrade includes an addition to your garage, an addition to your living space, remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, or new lighting upgrades, it’s important to give focus to upgrading your overall electrical service as well. Home improvement projects not only enhance the appearance of your home but can also add value when you’re ready to sell your home. All competent inspectors look at the quality and age of your electrical service in your home when they make their final assessments.
Sometimes when planning home improvement projects, electrical panels, meter boxes and service wires are completely overlooked. If signs of age or wear and tear are visible, you could have major problems down the road. We suggest addressing these electrical service issues sooner rather than later. Upgrades can minimize possibilities of property damage or tragic accidents and save you money in the long run.
When you perform home improvements you run the risk of not having enough electrical power to run your home. In today’s world, a home should be equipped with at least a 200-amp service. In comparison, much older homes were typically equipped with only 60 amps of service. When you have insufficient amperage in the home, it can lead to breakers or fuses tripping, which is frustrating as you may already know.
There are many houses that still have very old fuse boxes in their basements. This typically means that the home is not wired correctly for today’s style of living. When fuses start blowing or breakers start tripping, many people think they simply must go out and buy a bigger fuse. But this is far from the truth. It won’t solve the problem, but rather adds to it. Upgrading your electrical panel and electrical service is necessary for the overall comfort and safety of your home and family.
The highly skilled and certified electricians here at Gervais Electric stand ready to serve the middle Tennessee area. Utilizing the most innovative and state of the art products and techniques, our expert team is equipped to handle any residential or commercial electrical projects. If you are performing home improvements or remodeling projects, the timing for electrical upgrades should be perfect. Open walls help make our process that much easier. However, this is not the only time to give focus to upgrading your wires and electrical service. Even if the existing walls are not being opened, we can still install new wiring with closed walls as well. There is no project too big or too small for our professionals.
Give a call to our professional electricians today at 615-973-1436 and schedule a free consultation. At Gervais Electric, our customers are our number one priority. We look forward to serving you.