Does Your Home's Electrical System Need an Upgrade? | Mr. Electric of Austin

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The average age of most homes around the United States is around 36 years old. As a result, many could use an upgrade when it comes to the electrical system.

Our team at Mr. Electric of Austin wants to offer some tips on what to look for to see if your home is one of the many that could use an upgrade or repair to the electrical system.

Does Your Home Meet Electrical Demands?

With each passing decade, new electrical codes are brought to the forefront in order to make homes more safe. Therefore, it is important that your home also keeps up with the changes.

Let’s look at some signs that show your home is in need of some electrical upgrades sooner rather than later:

First, if your electrical circuit breakers trip often or the fuse blows frequently, it is probably a good time to upgrade your home’s electrical system.

When this is happening frequently, it can indicate that there is a faulty wire or two in one or more of your circuits. Therefore, it is important to get this checked ASAP!

Second, where are the electrical wires living inside your home? Do you see wires going underneath the rugs or carpet in your home?

While this might have been common decades ago, it is extremely dangerous for live wires to be running across the floor, since it can spark a fire at any given moment.

As a result, you might want to consider having a professional add more outlets to your home so that you do not have to use a number of surge protectors or electrical cords.

Finally, even if your home doesn’t have any of these aforementioned signs, it is still a good idea to have the electrical wiring checked in your home if it is more than 25 years old.

Even if it is just for your family’s peace of mind, you can feel comfort in knowing your home and family are safe from electrical hazards.

Are you ready to upgrade the electrical wiring in your home? Give the team at Mr. Electric of Austin a call today to learn how we can help.