If your lights come on when you flip the switch, and your appliances seem to work perfectly, does that mean your wiring is in good shape? Not necessarily! There may be occasions when you need to upgrade your wiring for safety or because your current wiring no longer meets your needs. Rewiring your home is a messy and potentially expensive project. Don’t risk a catastrophe. Call in the experts.
Discount Electric in Corpus Christi, TX is the area expert in electrical upgrades, including ways to add energy efficiency to your home! Our upgrades will not only save you money on your electric bill, but also increase the value of your home.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, faulty wiring is the leading cause of residential fires. The older your home is, the higher the chance that your electrical wiring could be unsafe and outdated! Although older wiring isn't necessarily dangerous, you can’t be assured that your home is code compliant. Also, the materials insulating your conductors could have deteriorated over time, and you won’t know until it's too late!
Signs you need an electrical upgrade include:
• Tingling or shocking sensations when touching appliances
• Inconsistent lighting
• Two-prong duplex receptacles (no grounding prong)
• Receptacles or switches that no longer work
• A regular burning smell without smoke or fire
• Warm plugs or discolored outlets
• No GFCI installed in wet areas
• 60- or 100-amp service panels
• Use of multiple port surge protectors
• Aluminum wiring
Many of the reasons to have electrical upgrades completed in your home revolve around convenience, but they are also signs of possible significant problems in the future. Don’t ignore the signs of faulty wiring or outdated electrical panels! Ignoring a small problem today can result in a disaster tomorrow.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your electrical upgrades, call Discount Electrical in Corpus Christi, TX today!