MD Electrician Upgrades
Written by Walt Meyer

Electrical Home Upgrades for Fall

Rewiring an older home and adding or replacing electrical components will help ensure your family’s safety and convenience. Over time, wiring becomes worn out or outdated. Frayed electrical wires are especially hazardous because they may cause a fire. Upgrades provide greater convenience and a stronger home electrical system. Call a reputable licensed electrician near you for the best results.

Additional or Replacement Outlets

Homeowners often realize that their house simply does not have an adequate number of outlets to power all the appliances and growing number of electrical devices. Using power strips is a stopgap solution because eventually they will get overloaded. Homes several decades old often have faulty or outdated outlets and switches that need replacement for safety. 

Electrical Service Panel

Typically, electrical service panels have a maximum service life of twenty years. On older homes, this task may be long past due, and you will need an upgrade to meet modern electrical demands. If you are planning a major home remodel, installing a new electrical service panel during the process makes sense as some wiring will also need to be replaced.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)

Key for the prevention of electrocution, GFCI outlets cut power once there is an irregular flow of current. Installing GFCIs in older homes that are often affected by thunderstorms is a good idea. They should be installed in areas of the home, such as the kitchen and bathroom, where electricity and water may come into contact with each other.

Lighting Fixtures

Even the most reliable electrical fixtures need to be replaced eventually. Some fixtures seem to be permanent features of an old home. However, their wiring is often quite old, and they should be replaced for safety.

Structured Wiring

As Internet access is essential for our modern lives, Ethernet cables will need to be installed to carry data. If you are an audiophile, you can have music throughout your home using speaker wiring. If you love TV, you can have coaxial cables bring your programming into whichever room you choose.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Founded in 1991, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured. Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.