With beautiful weather comes the desire to have cookouts with friends and family. Additionally, homeowners want to tackle some home remodeling projects. Since summers are long in Lafayette, LA, this leaves plenty of time for homeowners to engage in home renovation projects.
If you are in the home remodeling spirit and want to make some enhancements to your home, you need to make sure your home’s electrical system will also be up for the task.
Determine if Your Electrical System Can Handle the Renovations
Consider if your remodeling project will include adding updated appliances, new rooms or an entertainment center. If your remodeling project is something small that will not interfere with any of your homes electrical wiring, then you have no worries. But if the renovations are major, then you need to have an electrician inspect your electrical system and determine if it can handle these upgrades. If the electrician has determined that your electrical system cannot handle the upgrades you want to make to your home, then you and your electrician will need to collaborate and form an action plan to make upgrades to your electrical system before you can proceed with these renovations.
Make Sure Your Electrical System Is in Good Shape
Before you begin remodeling your home, you need to make sure your electrical system is in decent shape. Remember, storms in Lafayette can be severe, bringing hurricanes and floods. This can do immense damage to your electrical system over the years.
Even if your remodeling projects will not cause changes to the electrical system, your electrical system will undoubtedly be getting a lot of use during the remodeling process. Contractors will be turning on a lot of lights, and they will be using power tools. So, you need to make sure your electrical system can handle all the stress it will receive during renovations.
If you have been noticing a lot of flickering lights, charring in your breaker box, discoloration around your outlets and breakers tripping frequently, these are strong indicators that your electrical system is experiencing problems that warrant a call to an electrician. Do not proceed with your remodeling projects until all problems are rectified and the electrician gives you the go ahead.
Consider the Energy Costs
Before remodeling, you must consider the efficiency of your home’s electrical system. With these enhancements comes higher energy costs, so you want to make sure your electrical system is working as efficiently as possible to reduce energy waste. If you find that your electrical system is not running as efficiently as you want, you can have one of our electricians install electrical control systems as well as LED lighting. Our electricians can also advise you of any other improvements that can be done to your homes electrical system to save energy.
If you are thinking of remodeling your home, contact Comeaux Electrical Services before you get started. Our highly trained electricians will perform a room-by-room inspection of your home’s wiring and advise you if your electrical system is in good condition. If we find any problems, we’ll help you craft an action plan for remediating them and will collaborate with you until your electrical system is in tip-top shape.