Many residences in Geauga County are beautiful older homes. From turn-of-the-century farmhouses to the beautiful homes just outside the square in Chardon, Geauga County has a vintage feel that gives the area its personality. When you start talking about upgrades, lips start to purse, and blood pressure rises. People in Geauga County are very particular when it comes to modifying their homes. You obviously don’t want to do any modifications that would ruin century home status, nor do you want to impact your home’s value in a negative way. But when it comes to upgrading electrical service in the home, there are many things that can be done to improve your home and help save you money.
So, what can you do to make an impact that will be beneficial? Believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be a whole-house rewire. It also doesn’t have to be a whole-home switchover to LED lighting. Outdoor enhancements can be great, but you can start inside your home, with these upgrades that can not only increase efficiency and help you save money – they can also make your home a safer place!
1. Add some additional outlets.
Power strips serve a purpose. That purpose is not to provide power to every appliance in your kitchen or every light and television in your home. If you find yourself using multiple extension cords in your home, or you have multiple rooms with completely reserved power strip outlets, you probably need some more outlets. A good electrician can easily install additional outlets. It is important not to overuse extension cords or power strips because they can start fires in your home. This poses an imminent danger. You’ll notice a difference in power consumption and will sleep safer at night with a few extra outlets to shoulder the load.
2. Invest in whole-home surge protection.
Along those same lines, if you have multiple electronics on surge protectors, you might think about switching to a whole-home surge protector. This is absolutely the type of upgrade that will impact the value of your home in a positive manner, because as we become more reliant on devices and electronics, we will need high-powered protection to keep them up and running. No more picking and choosing which appliances you have plugged into protection. Your entire home is safe, and that protects your valuable electronics from damage, and it also protects your loved ones from disaster.
3. Upgrade your electrical panel.
If your home was built before 1989 and you’ve never had an electrical inspection, the time is now! Many electrical panels that are 20 years or older are outdated. An outdated box might have problems working with the load that today’s electronic-dependent homes can supply. Old boxes can result in shock risks and fire hazards. Even if you end up not needing the panel, getting your electrical system inspected regularly is a must to protect your home and family.
So, there are 3 things you can do now to upgrade your home’s electrical capacity and increase the value. Blue Collar Electricians is your go-to team in Geauga County to make all these things happen. It starts with an inspection. Let us come out and take a look. You might not need any upgrades, or you might need some work done, but when it comes to electrical systems, you can’t afford to not know. Contact us today to set up your spring electrical inspection.