Lights in your home do little good if you can’t turn them on, and the power going through your home is useless if your outlets aren’t ready and capable to handle appliances. Light switches and outlets in your home may not seem like a big to-do at first, but when it comes to your home’s electrical system, their the point of entry for every single thing you need to do. Replacing these in older homes can be a hassle – but necessary – and keeping updated on your maintenance is vital for sustained ease of use and longevity.
Why do I need to upgrade my outlets and switches?
Unless they’re broken, it may seem like a trivial thing to need to replace in your home during a remodel or renovations. New outlets and light switches, however, are one of the most important things to keep updated in your home.
Especially in older homes, older, two-prong outlets are commonplace. While they may only seem like a minor nuisance when it comes time to plug in a new appliance with three prongs, these older outlets need to go. Outdated and inefficient, they lack the proper grounding plug newer outlets have, which means they’re more likely to cause an electrical fire in your home. Additionally, with almost all new appliances having three prongs, these old outlets are in severe need of updating in your home if you plan on using new and improved items from the 21st century.
Old light switches also pose a threat in your home, as does any old wiring system that may have seen severe damage due to the test of time. Updating your older outlets and light switches should be high on the to-do list for any home or business renovations.
Benefits of new outlets and switches include:
- Improved efficiency of your electrical system
- Safer wiring and grounding with newer units
- Easier to use new appliances
- New units installed up-to-code
How do I replace my old outlets and light switches?
Since replacing these units involves quite a bit of tricky wiring, this job is best left up to a professional. Wave Electric Company, your local wiring professionals, is the best local contractor to call for these jobs.
At Wave, we bring our 25 years of experience and love for all things electrical to the table when working with your home or commercial building’s wiring problems. Our technicians are fully trained and insured, and we come prepared with up-front pricing so you know exactly what you’re getting and for how much. To top it all off, our work is backed by a lifetime guarantee, so you can rest assured knowing your wiring job will stand the test of time.
Don’t let ancient outlets and light switches plague your home. Call us at Wave Electric Company today to update your home!