While they’re very important, many homeowners forget about getting electrical upgrades for their Massachusetts homes. As electrical fixtures and outlets get older, they become unable to keep up with the energy demands of the average homeowner. Also, these older fixtures are more prone to damage and causing electrical hazards. By replacing these old fixtures, you can improve your home’s safety and energy efficiency.
Here are six electrical upgrades for your Massachusetts home that we consider must-haves:
GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets have circuit breakers built into their design. If they detect an irregular current, the outlet will shut off the power supply within 20-30 milliseconds, minimizing the damage the user takes from the electricity. GFCI outlets should be installed wherever water and electricity are likely to mix, like bathrooms and kitchens.
Outdoor safety lighting
Having good lighting outside your home is important for a couple of reasons. First, it’ll allow you to see what you’re doing at night and avoid falling and hurting yourself. Second, these lights, especially when connected to motion sensors, are great at deterring intruders who might be sneaking around your home.
If you live in an older home, your home’s outlets may only have holes for two prongs. As well as not being able to use more modern appliances, these old outlets are serious safety hazards. The third prong, which goes in the “mouth” of three-prong outlets, has a grounding wire that protects against electrical shocks. Upgrading to three-prong outlets will ensure your electrical needs are met while keeping you safe.
Whole-home surge protection
Power surges can wear down your electronics and have you shelling out to replace them. With whole-home surge protection, you won’t have to worry about surges of any size hurting your home.
Kitchen and bathroom lighting
Your kitchen and bathroom are the rooms that need some of the best lighting work in your home. At Papalia, we offer lighting options for bathroom mirrors, dinner tables, showers, cabinets, and more. If your kitchen and bathroom lighting needs replacement, call Papalia to learn more about your options.
Electrical service panel upgrades
The electrical service panel is one of the most important parts of your home’s electrical system. When working well, it provides electricity to all of your home’s appliances. However, when it gets old, it’ll operate inconsistently and may become a fire hazard.
What makes Papalia my best choice for upgrading my electrical system?
At Papalia, we make it our mission to instill electrical utilities that will meet a wide range of electrical needs. Our team of specialists will be available to consult with you to determine what upgrades your home needs. From there, Papalia can install new lights and fixtures immediately. Here at Papalia, we are equipped to meet the needs of homes of all sizes and styles. With our help, you will enjoy greater efficiency in your home, meaning less dread when your next utility bill arrives. Call Papalia Home Services today to learn more about our electrical upgrade services!