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3 Useful and Aesthetic Electrical Upgrades to Consider for Your Home

electrical-upgrades-3Throughout the country, we are placing higher demands on our home’s electrical grids that ever before. We’re purchasing high-efficiency electrical appliances such as HVAC systems, hooking up more new devices, and purchasing extra equipment.

There are a number of Spokane, WA electrical upgrades you can make, however, that not only provide you with needed appliances as well as entertainment, but can improve the visual appeal and even comfort of your home, too.

1. Under-Cabinet Lighting

This is a simple and affordable method of adding visual depth and even task efficiency to the most-used areas of your home. It’s perfect for cabinets that rest above your kitchen counters, and can add a lot to the visual appeal of just about any space.

Additionally, the installation of this lighting is fairly simple, and something that our technicians will have no problem completing quickly and accurately. Under cabinet lighting also offers a safety benefit—particularly in the kitchen. When you can see what you’re doing more easily, you’re less likely to have an incident.

2. Paddle-Style Ceiling Fan

There are a number of benefits to installing a ceiling fan in your home. First off, a ceiling fan helps your cooling system out. That is, while it doesn’t lower the temperature of the space that it’s in, it helps to more evenly distribute the cooled air coming from your AC. You can also reverse the direction of the blades during the winter and it can do the same for your heater.

Therefore, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to do its job, helping it to operate more efficiently. And today, there is no reason to have an unattractive ceiling fan. There are a number of very visually appealing ceiling fans on the market, including paddle fans.

3. Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is a very attractive way to use lighting to accent particular parts of your home, without an obstructive lighting fixtures. Additionally, it does a lot to create an illusion of more space within a room. They typically give off a pretty subtle glow, so they aren’t very obtrusive.

This type of lighting can be adjusted to provide a pleasant ambient environment, or even spot lighting if you have certain areas or artwork in your home you’d like highlighted. These lights also work very efficiently and are versatile in that you can have them installed pretty much anywhere within your home.

Don’t Forget to Update Your Fuse Box

One of the most important things to consider when making all of these electrical upgrades is that they may also necessitate a fuse box upgrade in order to handle the increased electrical demand. In fact, this may even be legally required, since older electrical panels don’t adhere to modern statutes and building codes.

The main benefit of upgrading your fuse box or electrical panel is your increased safety. Old or worn out service panels have the ability to cause a circuit overload, which can short out your electricity and potentially cause a fire.

ACI Northwest is here to help with all of your home comfort needs and concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice and quality service!

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