New Home Construction and Home Renovation Wiring, Vaughan

Planning a renovation or the construction of a new home? For electrical projects or services, all wiring and re-wiring should meet electrical code requirements.
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New Home Construction and Home Renovation Wiring, Vaughan

Electrical wiring has a significant impact on the safety of your home. Keeping the electricity running safely through your home without the hazards of a fire or electrocution should be one of the many priorities during new home construction. Living in the modern world means that our reliance on technology has created a greater demand for electricity. As a result, renovation wiring has never been more important than it is now. And with building codes being frequently updated, having a licensed electrical contractor do the work can provide you with ease of mind. Working with electrical wiring can be dangerous, and having it installed correctly is of utmost importance to meet safety regulations.

Whether it’s data wiring for telecommunications, smaller wiring for electronic thermostats or doorbell security systems, or circuit wiring for interior or exterior use, many homeowners find that pre-wiring (or wiring with the future in mind) is a smart decision that pays off in the long-run. With how quickly technology is advancing in today’s world, the electrical requirements to meet these needs is becoming greater. Without a sufficient electrical capacity and wiring to keep up with these changes, you are much more likely to create strain on your electrical system, shown by blackouts, constantly tripping breakers, and in the worst case scenario: house fires.

For new homeowners, thinking long-term would definitely be a priority, so it’s important to factor in the possibility of one day renovating. This is especially likely if you have plans of ever starting or even expanding the family. A new room addition or having kids tends to increase the overall electrical pull. With pre-wiring, you’ll be planning ahead of time to prepare for this. For homes that are already built, however, having the walls come down during renovations is also the perfect time to upgrade your wiring.

Contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information on home construction or home renovation wiring! Our team operates within the GTA and is committed to helping you make your dream home a reality.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kind of wiring is best for my home?

As of 2021, copper wiring is the most commonly used and highly recommended by licensed electricians for the modern home. Compared to aluminum wiring (which was popularized from the 1960s-1970s), copper wiring is much sturdier and more reliable, being able to handle larger electrical loads with very little fraying or wear over time. Although aluminum wiring is still deemed okay for homes already built, it is less feasible for those who use a lot of modern devices or are planning for house renovations/additions. Since aluminum is more malleable, it tends to come undone and must be inspected every 3-5 years for safety reasons.

How do I know if my current electrical capacity is enough?

You can hire a licensed electrician to have a load calculation done on your home, which will determine whether your electrical service is enough to support your current lifestyle. Signs that you’re going over capacity show in flickering lights and tripping breakers, which can cause the power to go out in certain rooms. Another sign that you may need to increase your electrical service is if you find yourself needing to use power strips to support all of your devices. This is a sign that you’re using more than the home was built for, as electrical outlets tend to be mapped out according to what each room can support.

What are other benefits of future-proofing my wiring?

It’s better to plan sooner than later, so considering your pre-wiring earlier on allows you to save the hassle and money on labour. With greater flexibility, you’ll find ease in transitioning your home into a smart home. Having modern wiring will also increase the re-sale value of your home should you ever choose to sell it. MADE ELECTRIC offers pre-wiring and networking services in order to help you plan for the future.

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