If you have recently moved into a new home, you may want to take some time to check its construction date. Older homes are likely to have their original electrical system, which can pose safety risks for you and your family.
Fortunately, upgrading your electrical system is a simple task for an experienced electrician like the ones from Electrical Experts. Your electrician can easily inspect your home’s electrical system and identify which parts must be replaced. To start off, you may want to prioritize the following electrical upgrades:
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets are specially designed to detect a difference in the amount of electricity flowing into the circuit to that flowing out. The outlet senses this as something is possibly being shocked and promptly cuts off the power, preventing severe injury and electrocutions.
Whole Home Surge Protection
Whole home surge protectors are like bouncers at a nightclub: they let the good people in and keep the bad ones out. In this sense, surge protectors keep high voltages from reaching appliances and electronics that are plugged into your electrical system. This can easily protect your appliances from “overload damage”, or even protect you from electrocution as you reach out and plug something to an outlet.
When the number of outlets available in a room isn’t enough to meet demand, most people turn to extension cords as a solution. Unfortunately, overloading an extension cord can easily lead to short-circuiting or an electrical fire. If you think the number of outlets in a given room won’t meet your needs, you may want to ask your electrician to install additional outlets in the room.
These are only some of the electrical upgrades you should make when moving into an older home. You may also want to talk to your electrician to see if there are any other electrical upgrades your home may need to ensure your safety and the safety of your family.
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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs):, safeelectricity.org