While you are remodeling your home, renovating the electrical system is essential. The resale value of your property will increase with the wise investment in electrical system upgrading. Every three years, the National Electrical Code (NEC) publishes revised guidelines for every property’s electrical requirements. Based in Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County, CA, FBR construction is honored to provide you services to renovate your electrical system.
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Here are the top 6 renovation electrical upgrades:
1) Outlets and Receptacle Consideration
The outlets in an old house are generally outdated and don’t have proper ground. To prevent fire, electrical shock, and surges, upgrading the two-prong outlets is crucial.
The size of your family is another aspect that you should take into account while renovating. It is the best time to install additional outlets and receptacles based on each family member’s needs.
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You may require to upgrade some rooms
With our experience during the pandemic, the home office becomes more and more popular than ever before. As the workplace changed to a remote position, the demands for new technology such as desktop computers, laptops, and printers increased rapidly. To prevent overloading power strips and use extension cords, you will require to install additional outlets. It avoids safety hazards.
Rooms for Children
It can make you shudder when you find how much your children rely on technology nowadays. Newer entertainment systems like Xbox consoles, video games, and even enhanced lighting systems are the items that need more outlets for them in the room.
The kitchen is the home’s central area that requires more outlets with the increasing use of appliances. As water and moisture are in abundance in the kitchen as a terrific area, you would prefer to install GFCI outlets to manage the load of all large-scale appliances such as ice makers, refrigerators, microwaves, and toasters ovens.
2) Charging station
Welcome to 2021, when charging a device is an inevitable need of each person. It is common in new renovation to consider a charging station. It helps to free up other outlets, and all electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones will gather in one area of the house instead of spread over the living room and kitchen areas.
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In bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor areas, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters or GFCIs are absolutely essential. These are safety devices that are extremely necessary for all new construction homes and makeovers. If the outlet comes in contact with moisture, GFCIs are designed in such a way to switch off immediately instead of tripping your breaker to avoid fires and electrical shock. Don’t forget to check that you have enough GFCI outlets in the right areas of your home. Installing GFCIs is affordable and accessible for an electrician. In addition, s/he could help you to learn building protocols and codes as well.
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4) Electrical Panel Upgrades
There are more appliances such as dishwashers and dryers in a modern house, which require much more power. According to stats and in comparison with previous decades, today’s households are using 30%-50% more energy. Therefore, a wise investment to keep your home surge-free and safe for years is replacing the electrical panel and breaker box.
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5) Electrical Wiring Updates
A huge safety hazard for your house could be old wiring. Outdated wiring systems can get simply overloaded with advanced technology and gadgetry requirements which in turn can cause them to overload the fuses and breakers of your house. So if you want to renovate your house, it is a great time to rewire your home. While renovating, the walls are open, and consequently, your electrician has the best access to the old wires.
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6) Smart Home Upgrading
In the last decade, smart home upgrading is rising rapidly, becoming a significant marketplace. Nowadays, you can control your entire home with your tablet or smartphone. It is possible to use an automated electrical system such as lighting and control the temperature of the rooms. You can also raise your safety. Another positive point for using a smart home is managing the energy you consume, like doors that are left unlocked. These are some popular smart home upgrades that you can consider while you begin your renovation:
- Smart thermostats
- Smart locks
- Smart outlets and appliances
- Smart light bulbs
- Smart doorbell and surveillance camera
- Smart home alarm system
- Smart motion detector for security lights
- Smart smoke alarms
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FBR Construction supports homeowners and businesses that want to install safer electrical systems. We offer rewiring services and many other services that can help you save electricity and add value to your home.
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