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Gain Independence From Outages With an Upgrade

The electrical system in your home has never been more vital. More appliances in your house than ever are dependent on electricity after all. It should come as no surprise then that our homes need to be able to handle that increased use of electricity.

An electrician in Hayden, ID can help you with this. A trained professional has the ability to assess your electrical system and provide upgrades that will leave your home running better than before. If you aren’t sure where to start when improving the different parts of your electrical system, we can help.

3 Electrical Upgrades You Can Make Now

There are specific upgrades that you can make to your electrical system and appliances that will allow it to operate more efficiently and safely than before. What’s more, some of these upgrades can even help protect you from power outages down the line.

  1. Electrical panel upgrade: The electrical panel is the central hub for all the electricity in your home. Electricity arrives at your house and goes directly to the panel, which then distributes that energy to the different circuits in the correct amounts. If your electrical panel is old and cannot handle the increased need for electricity that you have in your home, it may lead to frequent shorts. Upgrading your electrical panel is going to make things a lot easier and a lot safer in the long run.
  2. Surge protection: Power surges are a common occurrence no matter where you live. Anything from turning on and off lights to having a lightning strike a power pole outside your house can cause a power surge of varying voltage. Installing a surge protector in your electrical panel or upgrading your current one to handle more voltage will help to protect your electrical appliances when surges occur.
  3. Generator upgrades: Last but not least, don’t forget to think about your generator. Maybe you have an older standby generator that has served your house just fine over the past 10 to 15 years but is ready to retire at this point. Upgrading to a newer and more powerful generator will help ensure that you can keep the whole house running should something go wrong. Of course, if you are still using a portable generator, now is also a great time to consider upgrading to install a whole-home option.

The above upgrades are going to be some of the most effective at helping your home’s electrical system. From protecting against power outages to simply allowing it to do its job more efficiently, electrical upgrades are an important task to remember to take care of. The key is that they have to be taken care of by a professional. If you need help with your electrical system, whether you need to upgrade something or your current system needs a repair, we have the professionals on our team who can get the job done.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice.

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