Whole House Electrical Upgrade

Upgrade your entire home's electrical system with Laughlin Electric for enhanced safety, efficiency, and reliability.

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Laughlin Electric Whole Home Electrical Upgrade

Whole-house rewiring is an upgrade that's aimed at ensuring your outlets are safe and the system delivers adequate power where it's needed. Our experienced whole home electrical upgrade will also see to it that your home meets all appropriate safety codes.

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Signs You Need an Electrical Upgrade

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There are several signs that indicate it's time for a home to have its wiring and panels upgraded:

  • The Breakers Trip: If your circuit breakers constantly trip or fuses blow frequently, it may be a sign that your electrical system is overloaded or outdated. This can pose a fire hazard and should be addressed promptly.
  • Fuse Boxes: Fuse boxes are outdated and less efficient than modern circuit breaker panels. Upgrading not only improves safety but also allows for easier troubleshooting of your electrical system.
  • Strange Sounds: If there are odd sounds coming from the breaker box—most notably buzzing or crackling--it could mean that there is an issue with the electrical connections or components.
  • Strange Smells: A burning smell coming from the breaker box, or melted wires and scorch marks, are all clear indications of a serious electrical problem.
  • Excessive Use of Extension Cords: This suggests that there are not enough outlets or that the existing outlets are not in convenient locations. Relying on extension cords can be a safety hazard and is not a sustainable solution for the long term.
  • Major Home Changes: If there have been major home improvements—including the addition of significant new appliances--that could strain the existing electrical system. Upgrading is aimed at handling the increased demand and preventing both power outages and electrical fires.
  • 2-Pronged Outlets: If a home has ungrounded, two-prong outlets, it is a strong indication that the electrical system is outdated and potentially unsafe. Ungrounded outlets lack the necessary safety features to protect against electrical shocks and can pose a serious risk.
  • Aging Properties: Homes that are anywhere from 20-40 years old or beyond often have outdated electrical systems that may not meet the demands of modern appliances and devices.

Recognizing these signs and taking appropriate action is crucial for the safety, efficiency, and reliability of a home.

What Are the Common Types of Electrical Upgrades?

Electrical upgrades are essential for maintaining safety, efficiency, and compliance with modern electrical standards in homes. Whether you're enhancing functionality or ensuring safety, here are some common types of electrical upgrades to consider:

  • Panel Upgrade: Replacing an old fuse box or breaker panel with a new, higher-capacity panel.
  • Rewiring: Replacing outdated or unsafe wiring throughout the house.
  • Adding Circuits: Installing additional circuits to handle more load or dedicated circuits for high-demand appliances.
  • Upgrading Outlets: Installing modern outlets, including GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets.
  • Lighting Upgrades: Installing energy-efficient lighting, such as LEDs, and adding more fixtures or outlets.

These upgrades not only enhance the functionality and safety of your electrical system but also increase the overall value of your home. It's important to consult with a qualified electrician to assess your home's specific needs and ensure that all upgrades are performed safely and up to code.

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The Benefits of an Electrical Upgrade

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Perhaps the biggest benefit of a whole-house upgrade is what was consistently alluded to in the signs homeowners must be aware of—improved safety. Outdated electrical systems can pose various risks, including shocks, fires, and other hazards. Upgrading an electrical system ensures that it meets current safety standards, with properly installed wiring, grounded outlets, and circuit breakers designed to protect against overloads.

Other benefits include:

Functionality

An upgrade provides the capacity and infrastructure needed to power appliances, electronics, and other devices efficiently. This means fewer power interruptions, improved reliability, and the ability to use multiple devices simultaneously without overloading circuits.

Energy Efficiency

An electrical upgrade can include the installation of energy-efficient lighting systems, smart thermostats, and energy-saving appliances. These upgrades help reduce energy consumption, lower utility bills, and represent an immediate return on investment for a homeowner.

Improved Resale Value

Prospective buyers often appreciate updated electrical systems as it gives them peace of mind knowing that they won't have to invest in costly upgrades themselves. The possibility of a higher resale price is the long-term return on investment and may well exceed the upfront costs of the upgrade.

Powering Homes; Empowering People

Laughlin Electric has built a strong reputation over three decades for giving people the dependable work they need to power their homes. We've also worked hard to make sure our customers understand their electrical systems, what actions we're taking, and why it benefits them. We want homes to be powered, to be sure. But we also want people to be empowered.

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Imagine a home where everything works seamlessly at your command, from lighting and climate control to security systems and entertainment. We specialize in transforming ordinary homes into smart homes with our advanced high-tech solutions to provide comfort, convenience, security, and increased energy efficiency.