Updating electrical in old home
The electrical power that courses through your home is like your house's life blood.
Ceiling fans, computer networks, lights, and perhaps even your heating and cooling rely on electricity to function.
If you plan on installing a new hot tub, air conditioner, refrigerator, or other machine that consumes lots of energy, your electrical panel may not have enough power to keep those appliances going.
Standard electrical panels provide 100, 150, 200, and 400 amps of power. If your amps don’t meet your electrical needs, your circuit breakers will trip any time you try to turn on that air conditioner or hot tub, so it’s a good idea to upgrade to a higher amperage.
The electrical panel divides all the electrical power into different circuits, each of which is protected by a circuit breaker.
The average electrician charges from -0 an hour, plus additional costs for parts depending on the complexity of the project.
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If you don’t have enough wiring, it can lead to inconvenient voltage drop-offs that will damage electronics, require excessive use of extension cords, and increase the risk of fire and electrocution., which may be worn out and lacks the capacity to handle modern electric loads.
In fact, many insurance companies will not cover your home unless the knob-and-tube wiring is either replaced or augmented with updated electrical wiring.