Plan For A Rewiring A House

Posted on: October 5, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Electrician

Is Electrical Rewiring Important For Homeowners?

Electrical rewiring is more than important; it’s a vital and necessary part of life in the 21st Century. With it, we enjoy lighting for our home, and heat and cooling to keep ourselves comfortable, and access to the countless appliances that make our lives better. By powering television and computers, it keeps us in touch with the outside world, and by powering alarms and security systems.

This video shows how to Rewire A House.

How To Make A Plan For Rewiring A House

An electrical rewire is one of the most disruptive jobs that can be applied to a house. It is often a major undertaking and you need to accumulate as much information as possible before making a choice to carry out a rewire to your property.

To establish the true condition of the electrical installation which already exists in your home, have a very good Periodic Inspection Report performed in order to spot any problematical places. However, if you just examine your fuse panel and you see that cables are coming away, then it might be time to have a rewire anyway.

There are actually two methods to rewire a house and one would be to rewire it yourself. Rewiring the house by yourself is not a joke because a lot of work needs to get done. You will need to have at least a basic knowledge of electricity, otherwise, you may end up having a disaster on your hands. Do not forget that electricity can also be a killer so it is not recommended to attempt this job yourself.

You may be re-wiring your house for one of the several reasons. Your old, outdated wiring may be insufficient for your present needs, you may have hazardous aluminum wiring or you may simply be updating your circuitry as part of a comprehensive renovation. Whatever the reason, you need to plan ahead to get the most from your retrofitted electrical system. Not only will planning help you size your panel correctly, it will also make the maintenance and repair of your circuitry easier.

Calculate your energy needs on a room-by-room basis. Add up the outlets and light in each room and the amount of current they will draw if they are all in use at the same time. This will help you determine how many circuit breakers you will need for each room and the amperage rating of each breaker. If it is practical, consider having one auxiliary lighting circuit on a separate breaker that services all the rooms in your house. This way, if a breaker controlling room trips, you can still have light in that room.

Add up the number of circuit breakers you need and verify that you have enough room for all of them in your old panel. If you don’t, plan on investing in a new one that will give you the number of breaker slots you need, plus a few extra so you have room for more circuits in the future. If your old panel is ungrounded, plan on replacing it with a groundable residential service panel.

Benefits Of Rewiring Your House

Electrical rewiring is the process whereby old, hazardous or non-compliant electrical equipment such as cables, distribution boards, fittings, are replaced for better performance. There are several ways available through which you can make improvements to your home, and one of such is to have your home completely rewired. Whether your home is new or an old house, rewiring will provide a massive improvement both in function and safety. Call (713) 812-7070 us for your home service and repair needs.

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