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Dangers Of Having Old Wiring

When it comes to electrical wiring, it’s essential to keep your home and family safe by keeping the wiring updated and secure. If your home is older than 30 years and you haven’t had your wiring upgraded recently, it’s likely time to look into it. 

Electrical wiring is one of the most important aspects of your electrical system. Having old wiring can cause many issues within your electrical system and be a major safety hazard for your home. There are many risks you take by having old wiring in your home. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of not having old wiring. 

 

Outlet Shortages

Old wiring can lead to many issues, including outlet shortages. This is because old wiring found in homes older than 30 years is built for a much smaller amount of usage than what most homes use today. Electrical shortages can end up creating more issues. To avoid this, we recommend contacting our team for a rewiring.

 

High Electricity Consumption

Old wiring simply is not able to handle the way it is needed. Because of this, the temperature rises around the wiring and the electricity struggles to get from point A to point B. The result of this is that more electricity is sent through the wires than is needed and therefore ends up costing your household more in electrical bills. 

 

Signs Of Old Wiring

There are many signs of old wiring, including the following;

  • Burning smells from appliances
  • Electricity bills that are higher than they should be
  • Flickering lights
  • Outlet shortages

If you know or suspect that the wiring in your home is quite old and wish to get it checked or upgraded, contact Hello Electrical today and we can get you sorted.