Many homes in Pembroke, GA, were built in or before 1999. Power needs, as well as safety codes, have changed since then, and your electrical system might be feeling the pinch. Here are three smart electrical upgrades for your home.

Replacing Your Electrical Panel

In homes built 20 or more years ago, the electrical panel frequently maxes out at 60 or 100 amps. Outdated fuse boxes might also lack ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), safety features that protect against power overloads and short circuits. Upgrading your electrical panel to 200 amps provides the power needed for modern appliances and offers the opportunity to install GFCIs. A panel upgrade is also an ideal time to add additional circuits.

Supplementing Your Lighting

Lighting plays a vital role in the convenience, comfort, and safety of your family. LED recessed lighting in the kitchen and light fixtures in ceiling fans enhance energy efficiency as well as aesthetic appeal. Outdoor landscape lighting and baseboard lighting in the bathroom provides added security and safety. Lighting upgrades add efficiency to your home and improve its resale value.

Adding Additional Outlets

During the past 20 years, Pembroke residents have experienced the proliferation of tablets, smartphones, camera surveillance, Kindles, and video streaming. These advancements, when added to traditional devices, frequently strain the outlet capacity in older homes. Although you can get by short-term with a power strip or extension cord, the Electrical Safety Foundation International recommends installing additional outlets to prevent fire hazards. As you add outlets, consider installing arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) for additional fire protection or USB outlets for extra charging capability.

If your Pembroke, GA, home is aging but has never had an electrical safety inspection, now is an excellent time to forestall future problems. Check out the electrical services we offer at Deal’s Heating & Air Conditioning or call (912) 226-1351 today.

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