Your home may be in need for an electrical system checkup.
This fall, you may be tending to your roof, gutters, and flood defenses, but homeowners shouldn’t forget about their electrical system. Nowadays, homes are packed full of devices and equipment that run most of the day. In turn, that means that your home’s electrical equipment system is constantly working hard and overtime! If your home over 20 years old, it’s time for an electrical system checkup. After all, we know how quickly technology changes, so we want to make sure that our home is kept up to date with electrical systems!
Aged homes have older systems.
The first step is to make sure your panel can provide enough power, which is measured in amps. The age of your home can tell a lot about your equipment and systems. For example, 200 amps were common in the ‘80s in order to keep up with the electrical demand of the equipment in the home. These days, homes are being built with 400 and even 600 amps to accommodate the equipment and systems for everyday living.
Evolving technology increases demand.
Home appliances and large equipment like air conditioners are typically the biggest power users in a house. As a result, it’s highly recommended to upgrade these systems if possible and maintaining them responsibly. Even though more and more appliances are becoming energy efficient, the electrical demand is still on the rise as the number of devices in our homes continues to increase. From fridges to blow dryers to phone chargers, we plug in every day.
Fire safety is a must.
Fires continue to occur in the home, with around 48,000 caused by electrical faults. With that said, it’s essential to reduce the potential for an electrical fire in your home by examining your electrical equipment. Always examine your switches and outlets for damage or lose wires, inspect your cords, and limit the plugs in extension cords. For a full fire safety evaluation, hire a pro to look at your wiring.
While you’re giving your home an electrical system check up, take the time to review your homeowners insurance! For the proper protection of your home, for electrical damage and house fires, contact the professionals at Nahai Insurance. We offer customized, all-encompassing home insurance so that you have the peace of mind that your home is protected!