Homes today are built pretty solid. Homes that are more than 50 years ago were probably built even better. Around Albany, we see homes all the time with outdated electrical wiring and electrical panels. If your home is less than 20 years old, chances are you are in good shape.
The thing to know is upgrading the home's wiring and panel is NOT a small job. It needs to be completed to code and by a
licensed electrician. You do NOT want to leave this type of work to a novice. It is critically important to ensure all work is done accurately and completely so there are no risks for electrical fire or damage to the appliances in your home. The best thing you can do is have a professional come in and conduct a thorough electrical audit to determine that status of your home.
You might have an older home that has knob and tube wiring. Sure, this is old stuff but you might be able to keep using it if your electrician deems it safe. The thing is most older homes cannot support 200 amps like most of the new homes going up in Clifton Park, East Greenbush etc...
If you are constantly tripping circuit breakers, have lights flickering in different rooms when you turn on a device, there is a good chance you might need to upgrade. Here are some other things to be on the lookout for:
A good electrician worth his salt will do a thorough job, to code, to ensure your system is adequately upgrade and safe for your and your family. Not sure of the status of your home? Give McCauley Electrical a call today!