Electric Wiring Upgrade and Troubleshooting in Denver
Amp’d Electrical Services, Electrician
Do you need someone to provide you with electric wiring upgrade and troubleshooting in for your home or commercial building? Older homes and buildings typically come with plenty of charm, some have pristine original wood floors and many still have their original electrical panel and wiring system. That might mean you only have 60-amp service, as well as aluminum, non-metallic, or even knob and tube wiring.
That’s why Amp’d Electrical provides complete, electric wiring upgrades and troubleshooting services, as well as electric panel installations. We’ll determine what wiring and service you have, what you actually need and take care of everything for you from permits to completion.
Does Your Home Need an Electric Wiring Upgrade?
While you could sledgehammer your walls, there are easier ways to determine if you need an update.
Age of Your Home
The older your home, the more likely you’ll need to upgrade. Knob and tube doesn’t have a grounding wire to handle excess charges. Aluminum wiring has a 55% greater chance of starting a fire than copper. Even a renovated home is at risk due to a scam where new wiring is attached to a switch or socket – but only runs the height of the wall where it’s connected to old wiring hidden in the ceiling. It goes on.
Type of Outlets
If you have plain, two-prong outlets, you don’t have proper grounding or protection from power surges zapping your devices. Homes with three prongs may be grounded, but could still be missing:
- Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) – This technology monitors the circuit for dangerous arcing conditions and actsas a circuit breaker. It’s essential for fire protection.
- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) – You’ve likely seen outlets with Test/Reset buttons, typically in high moisture areas like kitchens and baths. These help prevent electric shocks.
When upgrading wiring, ask Amp’d about pairing AFCIs and GFCIs together for complete protection!
Issues with Power
While 60 amps was the standard back in the day, our computers, power-hungry appliances, multiple TVs and other gadgets require a lot more power. If you frequently trip breakers, if your lights dim when you start the dryer, if you buy extension cords in bulk – you need a wiring upgrade. By continuing to overload your system, you’re at risk of damaging your devices or causing a fire.
Request an Appointment
No matter what era your home comes from, Amp’d Electrical is here for all your electric wiring upgrade and troubleshooting needs. We’ll find out what’s going on behind your walls and provide peace of mind through expert updates and repairs.