Are you in need of electrical maintenance or electrical renovation services in Medicine Hat?
Medicine Hat is a community with a rich history. In the community there are many beautiful heritage homes that date all the way back to the early 1900’s. Although these vintage homes can be beautiful maintaining and updating the electrical systems within them can be quite the task. It is important for homeowners to seek out the assistance of a qualified electrical when renovating or performing maintenance on these older electrical systems.
At The Electric Company Contractors LTD, we are accustomed to working with the outdated electrical in these older homes. Some very old houses, that were built before the 1950’s are powered using an old type of electrical wiring called knob and tube. If you live in a home that still have knob and tube wiring you may want to consider having that wiring brought up to code. The reason for this is because the materials used in knob and tube wiring break down over time. Because it is difficult to know for certain what type of condition your knob and tube wiring is in behind the walls you may have a lurking fire hazard and not even know it. In fact, if your house burns down because of issues with the knob and tube wiring your insurance company may not even cover it! This is why it is a good idea (at the very least) to have an experienced electrical investigate the condition of your older home’s electrical set up to make sure that it is working condition.
Another common issue with older homes in Medicine Hat are the breaker boxes. Homes that are more than 30 years old may not have enough power from their breaker box to support the electrical demands of today’s modern appliances. Because we now use so many electrical devices at once (televisions, microwaves, computers etc.) the amount of power required to operate a household has increased.
When you do use too much power at once you will notice that your breaker trips and you have to go and switch it back. This can be rather inconvenient and is not good for your home’s electrical system.
If you have an older house and this is a problem that you are frequently dealing with, then you should consider having your break box upgraded with service known as a heavy-up.
Even if your home is not that old you may still require assistance from an electrician when renovating it. It is a good idea to enlist the help of an experienced electrical technician when you are doing upgrades to make sure that the electrical is properly wired in. This is especially true if you have no previous experience dealing with residential electrical. Remember, it is better to be safe rather than sorry. Complex electrical work should only be performed and inspected by a qualified electrician.
There is no denying that the electrical system in your home is important! If you are planning on updated the electric system in a heritage house that you have purchased or doing any renovation work that involves electrical let The Electric Company Contractors LTD be your go-to resource. Our team has many years assisting with electrical renovations and maintenance in the Gas City. We are committed to doing a great job, so that your updated and new electrical will last a lifetime.