Electrical failures or malfunctions were the second leading cause of home fires accounting for 13% of home structure fires, the National Fire Protection Association reported. That’s why it’s highly recommended not to do any of the electrical installations in your home yourself. It could result in a fire, great property damage, and even death.
Keep reading for the kinds of electrical installations a professional electrician can perform for you.
1. Electrical Outlets
This is one of the primary reasons that you would call in an electrician. Perhaps your old electrical outlets are glitchy or having issues. Or, you don’t have enough electrical outlets in your home and you want some new ones added.
It could also be the case that the placement of the outlets is bizarre and you want to move them to more suitable spots.
In all of these cases, an electrician can help. It’s important to hire an electrician to do this because they will first have to access the electrical system’s capacity to see if your home can handle the extra load.
It’s better to get a professional to check all these measures so you don’t end up ruining your home’s electrical system.
2. Ceiling Fans
If you wish for an easy and cheap way to reduce your cooling costs, then installing a ceiling fan is the way to do it. A ceiling fan doesn’t necessarily cool your room, but it works on the wind-chill effect, where it helps you feel cooler by evaporating the perspiration on your body.
Sometimes, it can be enough just to have a ceiling fan on, as opposed to an air conditioner. And since a ceiling fan uses a fraction of the electricity as an air conditioner, you would be saving lots by hiring an electrician to install one for you.
3. Light Switches
Finally, you can also hire an electrician if you are looking to upgrade the light switches in your home to put in some dimmers, timers, or smart light installations.
Also, if you feel like a part of your home is quite dark in the wintertime and could do with some more brightness, an electrician can install some more pot lights, recessed lights, or LED strips for you.
It all depends on what you want the space to look like. Do some research online on the various kinds of lighting available before calling an electrician.
Or ask them for suggestions on what would work best for your space. This way you don’t have to avoid a certain part of the house when wintertime arrives.
Electrical Installations: Ask an Electrician
It might be all right for you to play with the cable connection on your own, or even think about adding some new faucets by yourself. But when it comes to electrical installations, it’s best left up to the experts.
Contact White Electric today if you are looking to upgrade your light switches or electrical outlets, or if you have any other questions about your home’s electrical system. We can also help with exterior lighting and surge suppression.