ElectricalTips for Installing a New Electrical System

Although there are various reasons why you may need new electrical installation in a home, the two most common are to renovate aging and outdated systems (usually for older houses) or for new home construction. The installation can range from smaller jobs like updating a fuse box or circuit breaker panel and changing to GFCI outlets, to whole-house re-wiring.

Whatever the size of electrical installation in Everett, WA you need for your current or future home, you’ll find the qualified electricians to get the job done right the first time at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. We’ve done every kind of wiring job imaginable since 1977.

Here are some tips for new electrical system installation:

Tip #1: Hire a professional installer

This is the key step for a successful new installation. Unless you are a trained electrician with the right equipment, it’s extremely risky to attempt large scale electrical work on your own. Aside from the dangers that come with working with electrical systems, DIY or amateur work is rarely done accurately, resulting in a system that works inadequately and will soon need repairs. Poor electrical installation can also create a future fire hazard: many electrical emergencies that professionals respond to arise from amateur work that has caused charred outlets and other fire dangers. Start right with installation: call an experienced electrical contractor.

Tip #2: Update the circuit breaker panel

A new electrical system will increase the amperage in your home, and because of this you should consider an upgrade for your older circuit breaker panel. (If you have a fuse box, then you should definitely upgrade to a circuit breaker panel.) The new electrical system will be able to handle far more power—that’s one of the reasons to have new installation—but make sure you take into consideration some of the consequences of this increased amperage.

Tip #3: Switch to LED lights

During an electrical installation, you can make other upgrades as well. One of the best changes you can make is to replace older light fixtures with LED (light emitting diodes) lights, which draw significantly less power than standard incandescent lights and last far longer. This will translate into immense savings which could eventually pay for your entire electrical installation!

Tip #4: Maintain good communication with your electrician

If you hire a skilled electrician for the installation, make sure to ask him or her about other upgrades and particular conditions in your neighborhood that might affect the new system. The electrician will have many suggestions to help you have the best installation possible.

For more than 37 years, the team at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. has delivered high quality electrical work ranging from small repairs to whole-house rewiring. Make us your choice for your electrical installation in Everett, WA.

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