Electrical Upgrades For Your Home are Perfect for Summer Projects
Upgrade or Add Lighting Fixtures
If you’re looking for a simple way to upgrade your living space this summer replacing or adding new light fixtures is a great way to start. Sanibel Air & Electric, Inc. has been updating existing homes as well as new construction homes with new light fixtures such as chandeliers, pendant light, wall sconce, track lighting, and more. Our experienced electricians will ensure a timely and proficient and convenient installation.
Upgrade or Replace Electrical Outlets
For some living in older homes that were built 30 or more years ago, it might be time to consider upgrading the electrical wiring. Updating original electrical outlets that may be outdated for more modern appliances with increased electrical use is important to keep in mind considering we are using more electrical devices than ever. Upgrading outlets that may not be up to par or as energy-efficient as they could be can be an important step to keeping your home safe.
What are some signs your electrical outlets need to be upgraded or replaced?
- The faceplate is broken, chipped, or cracked
- The slots have loosened
- The plastic of your outlet cover feels warm to the touch – Discontinue use immediately
- The outlet produces electrical shocks – Discontinue use immediately
- The outlet has gone dead
Consider GFI or GFCI Outlets
GFCI’s (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) are meant to protect you from electrical shock.They are typically installed in high traffic areas near kitchen and bathroom sinks. GFCI’s also detect unusual spikes in energy and almost instantly shut off the electricity to prevent you from getting shocked. If you have an older home there are several code requirements. Our certified electricians can help make sure you are up to code and living in a safe environment.
Upgrade or Replace Your Electrical Panel
If you are experiencing any of the following it might be time to replace your electrical panel:
- Lights flicker on and off
- Fuses blow frequently
- Not enough electrical outlets
- Outlets don’t support large appliances such as hot tubs
- Lack of GFI grounded outlets
- No empty spaces in the electrical panel for new appliances
- Crackling noise in the panel box
For helpful electrical tips, you can visit: https://sanibelair.com/electrical/electrical-panels/
Take Advantage of Home Automation
If you’re looking to save some money from energy usage, programmable WiFi thermostats have the potential to help you control and conserve energy consumption. You can monitor or control your heating and cooling system with your smartphone from anywhere and anytime you choose.
You can view the different WiFi thermostats we install and learn more about how much energy you could be saving by visiting: https://sanibelair.com/air-conditioning/thermostats/.
Add or Replace Ceiling Fans
If you’re looking for a way to help keep your home cool during the summer and lower energy costs consider adding or replacing your ceiling fans. Ceiling fans are also a great way to keep your home comfortable not just during summer months but year-round.
Here are some reasons why ceiling fans are important in Southwest Florida:
- Ceiling fans help improve cooling during summer months
- Ceiling fans help improve heating during winter months
- Ceiling fans save money on utility bills and are energy efficient
- Ceiling fans can be a stylish and functional addition to any room
For ceiling fan tips you can visit: https://sanibelair.com/electrical/ceiling-fan-replacement/
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