Electrical Upgrades to Make During Your Next Remodel

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Home remodels can be a fun way to enhance the aesthetic look of your home and create a space you love. Homeowners in Jacksonville who are in the midst of a remodeling project should remember to look beyond the outward aesthetic of the space. Hiring a good electrician and arranging for electrical updates are just as important as a beautiful, new design.

Here are a few electrical upgrades to make when you remodel.

Outlets

You can never have enough outlets in your home, it seems. From plugging in new devices to setting up charging stations in multiple rooms to keep your phones and laptops topped off with power, it's an easy detail to overlook. That is, until it comes time to plug in more equipment and realizing that once again, you have to go rummaging in the junk drawer to find an extension cord to plug into an outlet. 

Some older homes in the greater Jacksonville, Florida region were constructed using outlets without a ground. If that's your situation, you'll want to get an upgrade as soon as possible, for safety reasons.

GFCIs

Safety is our highest priority at David Gray Electrical Services. This is why we recommend that you install a ground fault circuit interrupter. A GFCI is a special kind of electric circuit breaker. It's always monitoring the electricity and it will shut off your power if it detects a loss in current. This safety feature prevents individuals from being shocked as well as safeguarding the home from catching ablaze in an electrical fire. Have you noticed your GFCI outlets functioning improperly? Here are a few reasons your GFCI outlet keeps tripping.

Electrical Wiring

If the electrical wiring in your home is many years old, chances are that you are eligible for an upgrade. You'll want to have a technician tour your property to evaluate what changes should be made to the wiring so it can support your family's growing power requirements.

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Lighting

Now is the time to get that mood lighting you've been daydreaming about! You can arrange for new lighting fixtures inside and outside. Security lights that are motion sensitive are ideal for placement at the front door, in the back and on the sides of your dwelling. Inside, you have options such as fixtures to accommodate dimmable LED light bulbs.

Power Upgrades

You likely will have a need to upgrade the power coming into your home, especially if you are bringing in more devices that suck up a lot of electricity. For example, a new home entertainment system with a wall-sized flat-panel TV will use up much more energy than the smaller screen you've been putting up with. It's best to consult with electrical experts who have experience in upgrading electrical systems to keep up with consumers' growing need for power.

Upgrading Your Electrical System with Our Home Improvement Professionals

The professionals at David Gray Electrical Services want to emphasize the importance of upgrading your home's electrical system when you embark on a remodeling effort. You will likely have greater power needs for new appliances and there is always the issue of making sure that your system is up to code. From providing new outlets, adding some lighting or upgrading the system, our team is standing by to help. Please contact us today to discuss your electrical system upgrading requirements. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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