If you live in an older home, or you’re thinking about buying an older home, there is a chance that the electrical system hasn’t been updated in recent years. You might have brought your system up to current code, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t aged. An aging electrical system could be a real hazard.
Core Electric Service in Vancouver shares more information:
Consider when your house was built.
Most home’s will have their original electrical system, dated to the time in which the house was built. Because of this, older homes with older systems can only handle a low amount of amperage. Back in the day, homes had smaller and less appliances and minimal electronic devices using the electrical system. If your appliances or entertainment system is drawing too much, a circuit breaker can trip easily. If this is happening often, you run the risk of overheating and a house fire.
Caution: Older systems might stop tripping the breaker.
Some old electrical systems will stop tripping when they are overloaded. That means an excess of electricity is on the circuit and it can lead to overheating and fires. Loose connections and faulty wiring can cause this to happen. Read these dangers of faulty wiring. If you suspect this is the case, contact Core Electric Services immediately.
Other ways to tell if you need an upgrade:
Here are additional signs you might still need an upgrade:
– Lights dim when certain appliances or electronics come on
– You smell burning
– Your circuit breaker is tripping regularly
– You are using extension cords because you don’t have enough outlets
– Your outlets aren’t three-pronged (grounded) outlets
If you find any of these warning signs, contact Core Electric Services. They will give your electrical system a professional inspection and make suggestions for replacements and repairs. Remember to always leave electrical work to a certified electrician. Electricity is very dangerous and DIY repairs should not be attempted.
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Core Electric Services is a full service electrical contractor based in North Vancouver, servicing the North Shore as well as the Greater Vancouver area. They provide professional electrical and lighting services for residential customers, commercial businesses and offer industrial lighting services. No job is too big or too small!
If you need electrical services, contact Core Electric Services today!