Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the safest and most efficient type of wiring?
As of 2021, copper wiring is considered by electrical experts to be the most stable and reliable form of wiring, known for its excellent conductivity and its high tensile strength. Re-wiring is often done with copper as a replacement for aluminum, with new homes being built with this material as well. It is currently also the most cost effective, being able to transmit high electrical loads to reduce expenses.
What is the average cost of re-wiring a home?
This can depend on several factors, such as the size of home, which can affect the length of wiring and the amount of materials needed, and the age of the home and the time of the last upgrade if any (determining how much work will have to be done). The cost of opening up the walls itself can cost several thousand dollars, which is why the process of re-wiring is usually paired with other renovations that require the walls to be down for convenience purposes. For more urgent circumstances, however, the benefits outweigh the cost.
Labour costs can vary depending on the amount of time that will be spent on it. Having a professional do the work will ensure quality workmanship. The total cost of completely re-wiring the home can be up to $10,000 to $12,000, which is a small price to pay to ensure the safety of your entire property.
What are the benefits of re-wiring my home?
Besides the very important benefit of safety, having your wiring up-to-date can also increase the re-sale value of your home, which can be a long-term benefit, especially if you have the documentation to back this up. Electrical renovations otherwise can allow you to live more comfortably, enhancing your lifestyle as you go worry-free without the hassle and the danger of going overcapacity. With how much the modern home relies on the smooth functioning of an electrical system for everyday appliances, connections to the internet, and the more, your electrical needs should come first.