3 Reasons it May be Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Wiring

3 Reasons it May be Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Wiring

1. Your buildings lights aren’t as bright

Are your lights failing to work properly? Make sure you notice if lights in a lounge look dim or if kitchen appliances seem to be slower. You would be surprised at how many building owners and tenants fail to recognize this. Also look out for power outlets warm to touch and flickering.

2. New electrical appliances in building

Older NYC buildings were built with less amps than there would be today. Although modern complexes are being constructed with up to 200 amps, many building went up in the 1950’s-1960’s with significantly less. Motors and other mechanisms might not have sufficient power and this could result in damage to your appliances (burnout). If you aren’t sure, you should call an experienced electrical to check before investing in the purchase or damaging valuable equipment.

3. You’re tying to sell your building

Sales Inspection. You may want to get the experts in to assess, not having updated wiring can significantly lower the value of your building. Why? Underlying problems, safety issues, and even insurance related issues could cost you in the long run. That’s why it’s always best to invest in routine maintenance and upgrades as the building matures. Think about this: your property could still have ceramic or cloth insulated wiring from the early 20th century; tube and knob wiring that was installed after the Second World War; aluminum wiring; and more modern copper wiring. If any of these older wiring systems lack a safety grounding conductor, it could be time to make some adjustments.

The cost of rewiring your New York City apartment will depend on various factors, such as code issues and the age of the building, it’s a lot less complicated – and pricey – than you might think. Call Matrix Electrical Today!

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