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Electrical Problems That Are Common In Older Homes

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Older homes have charm that new construction homes do not have. Are you interested in purchasing an older home? If so, below are some of the electrical problems you may encounter. 

 

Faulty Wiring

Wires were not built to last forever. Overtime, wires can become brittle and break. When this becomes evident in your home, contact a professional electrician to discuss re-wiring your home.

 

Outdated Outlets

If the home's electrical system has not been updated, it might have outdated outlets. To correct this, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) and Arc Fault Circut Interrupters (AFCIs) should be installed throughout the home. Both of these circuit interrupters are commonplace in new construction homes. 

 

Not Enough Power

Houses that were built over 30 years ago were not intended to handle the amount of electricity and power we use today. Are you planning on installing new heavy duty appliances? Remember to give each appliance its own dedicated circuit. 

 

Have you noticed something awry with your electrical system? If so, do not attempt to solve the problem on your own. Instead, turn to the professional electricians at A.B. May. All of your electrical needs can be met by our knowledgeable, friendly and expert technicians. Call 913-370-4898 today to schedule service.

 

Web Source: http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/electrical-issues-in-old-houses.shtml

 

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