We are often consulted to determine if a home needs an electrical upgrade. Homeowners often ask “will my electrical service handle a room addition?’ This is a good question and one that pays you in the long run to ask ahead of time. You don’t want to be in the middle of renovations only to discover you need to upgrade your electrical system.
Why Having Enough Electrical service Is Important
If you don’t have enough electricity to adequately power your house, you will experience fluctuations in the voltage. This isn’t just an inconvenience but it can damage electrical equipment and electrical appliances. Many home today are wired for 60 amps when they really need a 200-amp panel. Not having adequate outlets is also a concern. If you are running extension cords and using power strips all over the house, you have a potential safety hazard on your hands.
Upgrading Your Electrical System
Upgrading your electrical panel can be a messy job and in some cases it can be expensive. You want to make sure any additions to your home are done by a licensed contractor who can let you know up front what electrical service changes and upgrades you need. Adding a room may not be that big of a load on your electric. What really draws power are modern air conditioners, media and appliances. Electric wires are often run in the walls of the house. This can make rewiring your house a messy job. It is often a good idea to upgrade your electrical system when you do remodeling.
Will My Electrical Service Handle a Room Addition?
Rose Brothers & Sons Electric will be happy to help you determine if you need an electrical upgrade or rewiring. If you have the question, “will my electrical service handle a room addition?”, we can let you know before you begin a remodeling project. We are local, licensed master electricians who work hard to provide our customers with great, friendly service. We are reasonably priced and dedicated to be honest and trustworthy. If you have questions about adding electrical service to a room addition or you want to upgrade your electrical service, we can help.