Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What other electrical upgrades should I consider with renovation wiring?
What factors will determine whether I need renovation wiring?
This depends on your living style and how modern/outdated your current wiring is. In general, the home requires upgrading especially with aging buildings and growing families. Room additions or renovations for the home are the perfect time to also consider upgrades to wiring, since combining them will save money on labour. Some things to think about are, for example, how big or little your entertainment center will be, whether you will want a home security or monitoring system, if your AC/heating will have smart controls, how many laptops, computers, or tablets your home will be expected to support, and more. Family additions tend to increase electrical pulls, making wiring and electrical capacity upgrades all the more important.
How do I benefit from pre-wiring?
Pre-wiring during new home construction is planning ahead of time, anticipating the reality of quickly advancing technologies. For long-term home ownership, being prepared is the smartest thing you can do and prevents having to upgrade wiring again after obtaining your home. Having the walls come down again for wiring can be disruptive and cost more later on. Pre-wiring can also increase the re-sale value of your home should you ever choose to move.