Home Wiring Updates in Jacksonville, NC

Get More Power With Updated Wiring

Updated wiring is usually out of sight and out of mind. When your wiring is outdated or damaged, you’re at risk for fire or electrocution. Updating your home’s wiring is essential if it is over 40 years old. Mr. Electric of Jacksonville, NC performs electrical wiring updates in Jacksonville, NC. Electrical wiring updates help boost your home’s safety and function. Modern homes need more power for our devices. We understand many home renovations forget to include updated wiring, so our team will help you through the process. Contact us today to get an estimate on professional home wiring updates.

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Do I Need Updated Wiring?

Mr. Electric of Jacksonville, NC will determine if it’s time for new electrical wiring in your home. You may notice signs that your electrical panel is struggling to keep up with your home’s energy demands. Our team will ensure your wiring is up to code and can handle your power demands. We perform thorough electrical energy safety inspections and make recommendations on any necessary upgrades. Our service professionals explain below the most common signs that you need updated electrical wiring.

Older Home Electrical Wiring

We understand rewiring a house is a complex project, but old house wiring doesn’t always need a complete replacement. Dangerous wiring in your older home includes aluminum wiring used in homes built in the 1960s and 1970s, non-metallic wiring installed in the 1940s and 1950s, and knob and tube wiring in homes built before 1930. The problem with older wiring is that it often has frayed wires and loose connections due to improper installation. We can upgrade your existing wiring, replace any problematic wires, and install new connections.

Lack of GFCI Outlets

Ground fault circuit interrupters are required in any part of your home that contains moisture. GFCI outlets have the “Test” and “Reset” buttons. This type of outlet is required in kitchens, basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, swimming pool areas, and any other with moisture. We can install these quickly.

Outdated Two-Prong Outlets

If your home has ungrounded, two-prong outlets, they must be replaced. When an outlet is not correctly grounded, the excess electricity can only go into a person or device that is in contact with it. This risk of electric shock can be eliminated by installing standard three-prong outlets in your home. 

Lack of AFCIs

An arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) helps prevent fires by breaking circuits. AFCIs are required in bedrooms, sunrooms, living areas, dining rooms, closets, hallways, and other rooms. 

Outdated Appliance Outlets

Modern household appliances need a significant amount of power. The appliances in your home now 

require a 240-volt outlet for safety. These outlets need four prongs for an additional boost of safety. Many older homes still have three prongs that cannot adequately support your home’s power needs.

Outdated Electrical Panels

Many older homes have 60-amp circuit breakers that cannot handle the power needs of your home. Most homes today need a minimum of 100 amps to correctly operate their electronics and appliances together. You need about 100 amps to 200 amps to successfully run televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners, and other large appliances. Our team can install circuit breaker box wiring.

Can I Rewire My Own Home?

We never recommend trying to wire or rewire a home without the proper training. Our service professionals are highly trained to handle electrical wiring. Mistakes can increase the risk of electric shock, fires, and malfunctioning lights. Our service professionals are always here to help you understand our process and perform the job right the first time. 

Why Choose Mr. Electric of Jacksonville, NC?

Mr. Electric of Jacksonville, NC will help determine the electrical needs of your home. Our team offers honest pricing for all our electrical services. We can explain your current wiring and recommend any upgrades that you need in your home. You can trust us to put your safety first. We offer electrical services in Morehead City, Jacksonville, and Cape Carteret.

Contact Us for Electrical Wiring Upgrades

Mr. Electric of Jacksonville, NC is here to update your home’s wiring to ensure it meets your power needs. We offer flexible scheduling and will help you as soon as possible. We know the importance of upgraded electrical wiring for your safety. Contact us today to get an estimate or schedule services to upgrade your home’s wiring.