Home > Things to Plan before Upgrading Electrical Wiring in an Older Home

TVs, blenders, computers, and even refrigerators – these didn’t exist when many older homes were built. Therefore, updating electrical wiring is an essential job for a lot of older houses. However, efforts to upgrade dated electrical systems can result in damage. To avoid this, here are some ways to make the project proceed smoothly.

  • electrical wiringDo an inventory. Create a list of all devices and appliances you’ll be using in your home and where. The new electrical wiring will need to match your needs. Working out how and where you’ll be using power will make it easier to frame the parameters of the project.
  • Decide what type of lines you want to install. Do you want to run electrical only, or do you want to run fire, data and security lines, as well? Today, wiring doesn’t only carry electricity, and Wi-Fi systems are now more sophisticated and affordable than a few years ago.
  • Check out permits and local codes. These set the standards for everything, from what kind of electrical wiring you’ll be using to how many outlets you want in each room. Failing to obtain permits can result in having to rip out completed work.
  • Make a detailed plan of action. When you’ve completed the steps above, sit down and create a list that focuses on the work you want done and when you’d like it to be completed. This list will help your electrician.

At 5 Star Electrical LLC, we’re ready to be your electrician now and for many years to come. Call us today to find out what we do and why you should use us for your next electrical project – large or small – in Tampa, Florida.