When remodeling a home, Expert Electric will consider a number of factors to ensure that the electrical system is safe, up to code, and meets the needs of the homeowner. Here are some considerations that an electrician may take into account:
- Electrical load: We will need to determine the electrical load of the home, which is the amount of electricity needed to power all the electrical devices and appliances in the house. This will help the electrician determine the size and capacity of the electrical panel and wiring needed for the home.
- Code compliance: We ensure that all electrical work meets local building codes and safety standards. This may involve obtaining permits, following specific installation requirements, and using appropriate materials and equipment.
- Outlet and switch placement: We help determine the optimal placement of electrical outlets and light switches in each room, taking into account the homeowner’s needs and preferences.
- Lighting design: We will work with you and/or a lighting designer to create a lighting plan that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
- Wiring and circuitry: We will determine the best way to wire the home to ensure that all electrical devices and appliances are powered safely and efficiently. This may involve running new wiring, installing additional circuits, or upgrading the electrical panel. This is true especially in older homes.
- Grounding and bonding: We will ensure that the electrical system is properly grounded and bonded to prevent electrical shocks and fires.
- Energy efficiency: We can help recommend and install energy-efficient lighting and appliances to help the homeowner save on energy costs.
- Safety: We take all necessary precautions to ensure that the electrical system is safe and free from hazards, including installing GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) outlets in appropriate locations and ensuring that all wiring is properly insulated.
Expert Electric will carefully consider a wide range of factors when remodeling a home to ensure that the electrical system is safe, functional, and meets the needs of the homeowner.