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Updating Wiring in an Older Home

You have updated your home with new appliances, televisions, computers, air conditioning, and more. But have you thought about updating the wiring in your home, or even considered whether or not it was needed? Outdated wiring is one of the top five causes for home electrical fires. Take the necessary steps to avoid a costly, life-threatening, and completely preventable disaster from happening in your home by updating your wiring today.

The Cost of Updating Wiring

The idea of updating your wiring may conjure up images of someone tearing apart your whole house to access the existing wiring. Although this is one method to replace the original wiring, today’s residential electrical professionals have more affordable alternatives. Another method is to thread the wire through small, inconspicuous access points created in walls, ceilings, and floors. This approach can greatly reduce the cost of having your wiring updated. Before an electrician begins, there are a few factors that can affect the final cost of updating your wiring.

Square Footage of the Home. One of the largest factors that will affect the cost of replacing your wiring is the size of your home. The larger your home is, the more time and materials it will take to get the job done.
Quality of Materials Used. The quality of the materials used can also affect the final cost of the project. This is not just the quality of the wire itself, but the junctions, outlets, and lighting. Keep in mind that settling for subpar materials to cut costs can be a dangerous mistake.
Electrician Doing the Work. The hired electrician is probably the biggest factor that can affect the total cost of updating your wiring. You need to research the right company for the job that has the experience to save you from future expenses and also has the integrity to avoid unnecessary costs.

Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling

If you are looking for residential electrical service in Towson or the greater Baltimore area, contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. To find out more about the costs involved in updating wiring in an older home, or to discuss any of our commercial or residential services, contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling Service at 410-876-9404.

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