Homeowners of older homes planning a renovation would be wise to take electrical capacity into consideration in their project plans. Multiple computers, electronic devices, hot tubs, pool pumps, large-screen televisions, home theatres, air conditioners and large appliances will all put a strain on your home’s electrical system. Here are some tips from the Electrical Safety Authority and design expert Kimberley Seldon to make power a part of your renovation:
- Along with the standard floor plans, make sure your contractor has a lighting plan. The plan should outline electrical and switch placement for ambient, task, decorative, and accent lighting. An interior designer can create a detailed plan that includes these details and more.
- Make sure your electrical tradesperson is qualified and licensed.
- Before starting the renovation, select your lighting fixtures and decide on placement. This will give the contractor a clear idea of electrical requirements and keep the renovation process running smoothly.
- Make sure the renovation is done right. This may mean replacing old and worn wiring and updating your electrical panel, while renovations are underway.
Upping the amperage of your home’s electrical system is the safe way to ensure your home can handle the load of modern living for years to come. For more information, visit http://www.esasafe.com.
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