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Electrical Panel Replacement for Your Home Safety

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It is important to ensure that your home is both safe and comfortable all throughout the year and especially during the holiday season. That's why, in this article, we will explore the importance of electrical panel replacement and the steps you can take to ensure your holiday cheer isn't diminished in the process.

How to Know if You Need to Replace Wiring

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It can be difficult for homeowners to know exactly when and where the wiring in your home needs to be replaced; however, there are a few key signs you should be aware of that can indicate the need for an electrical panel replacement in Atlanta, GA. This includes the age of wiring; the type of wiring; strange sights, smells, and sounds; and/or new projects or appliances that could stress the current electrical system.

Age of Wiring

First, the age of your wiring can be a factor in replacement. Over time, wiring can decay due to old age, leading to a number of electrical problems. It is generally recommended that a home older than 25 years should have the wiring inspected by a licensed Atlanta electrician. In particular, homes built prior to the 1950s are suspect for wiring issues.

Thus, if the age of your home's wiring is a cause of your concern and you can't remember the last time you had an inspection performed, it's time to call an electrician. You should also consider the fact that the life expectancy of wiring is impacted by how well it was installed in the first place and whether DIY modifications over the years have been made to the home. It's important to understand the age and health of your wiring for your peace-of-mind and your home's safety.

After an inspection, an electrician may find that the wiring only needs a few areas of replacement, or you may need a full replacement, especially if it is the wrong material, which brings us to our next point: type of wiring.

Type of Wiring

The second factor to consider is the type of wiring. Not all wiring materials are the same. In fact, copper wiring is considered the go-to choice for wiring in a home due to its excellent conductivity as well as its non-corrosive, ductile, and malleable properties.

On the other hand, aluminum wiring is considered an outdated type of wiring that poses safety hazards to your home including risks of fire. Aluminum wiring was used on homes built between 1965 and 1972. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, between 1965 and 1972, single-stranded aluminum wiring oftentimes was substituted for copper branch-wiring in residential homes. This material is known to be much weaker in its properties than copper and is no longer used. It is urgently recommended that any aluminum wiring in homes should be replaced with home wiring upgrades.

Strange Sights, Smells, and Sounds

The third factor to consider about wire replacement is needed if there are strange sights, smells, and/or sounds present. This may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Circuit breaker resets

  • Flickering or dimming lights

  • Burning smells

  • Fishy smells

  • Buzzing sounds

  • Sparks from an outlet when you use the plug

If you experience one or a number of these key signs, you should consider scheduling a wiring inspection and/or replacement sooner rather than later.

New Projects or Appliances

Another factor is if you have recently conducted new home improvement projects or added new appliances to your home. Some new appliances can include electric ranges, microwave ovens, space heaters, dryers, and even heat pumps.

This can especially be true around the holiday season. If this is the case, you may be in need of a home wiring upgrade due to the increased demand put onto the electrical system from these new additions.

Now that we have identified some of the most common ways to know if you need to replace your home wiring, you should have a better understanding of whether your home needs it. If, in fact, it does it is important to keep in mind that home wiring upgrades or changes are not considered a do-it-yourself (DIY) job. Let's explain why:

Hire a Licensed Atlanta Electrician for Replacement

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When it comes to electrical panel replacement for old wiring, you should not do-it-yourself (DIY). It is best to hire a licensed and trained electrician in Atlanta to avoid numerous problems including: (1) risk of damage to your home's electrical system; (2) danger to yourself and/or your loved ones; (3) improper installation that may result in additional risks or problems; and (4) usage of wrong wiring materials which can often result in a quicker rate of replacement.

As a result, it is best to leave it to the electrical services professionals when it comes to wiring replacement. This is the best way to ensure the job is done properly without any unnecessary electrical risks. That's where Estes Services comes in.

We have an expert staff dedicated to your 100% satisfaction. It starts with our licensed and trained electricians who can handle any of your electrical panel replacement needs. In addition, we have an award-winning customer service team that offers great specials & coupons. Plus, there's also warranty coverage for most of our electrical services.

When you hire Estes Services for your panel replacement and home wiring needs, you can rest assured that you are receiving the top advice for your home. In fact, after we are done with work at your home, you will think: It's that Easy; It's Estes!

Cost of Electrical Panel Replacement

The cost to replace your electrical panel depends on several factors, including the electrical contractor selected and the amount of work ultimately involved. Also, understand that the cost may also fluctuate depending on your amp ratings and needs, or if you intend to upgrade your system. For the most accurate cost, it is best to schedule a free inspection. From there, you will get the best estimate. Keep in mind that we also offer great special financing options for affordable monthly payments.

Schedule Panel Replacement Consultation

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Well, there you have it: electrical panel replacement for your home safety. As you can see, there are several key factors that indicate that you may be in need of an electrical service upgrade.

At Estes Services, it is our job to help ensure that your home's electrical system is properly suited and well-maintained for your lifestyle. Our licensed and trained electricians can help. Give us a call today, or schedule service online. It's that Easy; It's Estes!

We provide electrical panel replacement service to the greater Atlanta area and surrounding communities, including Alpharetta, Buckhead, Decatur, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Marietta, Midtown, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Virginia Highland.