Top Charleston Electrician Announces Recommendations on When Homeowners Need to Upgrade Their Electrical Service

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J.T. Frye Electric shares knowledge and expertise to help homeowners decide when an electrical upgrade is needed to protect their home.

Today, J.T. Frye Electric released guidelines to help homeowners decide when to upgrade their electrical service. Homeowners often have some sort of electronic device, such as a television or computer, powered on 24 hours a day. All of this electricity running through a home can put a lot of stress on home wiring, as well as on the electrical panel. That’s why an electrical service upgrade is sometimes needed to protect the safety and value of a home and for the convenience of a homeowner.

Particularly when remodeling, homeowners often question if the current electric system is sufficient to power up new appliances and electronics. The last thing a homeowner wants is fuses blowing or circuit breakers tripping. Not having enough power is not only an inconvenience, but may also damage sensitive appliances and electronics. Foremost, a homeowner needs to consider the safety issues involved.

Here are a few guidelines to help a homeowner decide if an electrical service upgrade is necessary:

  •          If a home is more than 30 years old, a homeowner should consider an inspection of the service panel. The standard for household power used to be 100 amps, but modern homes may need as many as 200 amps to run air conditioners, computer equipment, high-definition televisions, and other high-tech devises.

  •         Changing from fuses to circuit breakers will increase the value of a home and eliminate the hazard of installing oversize fuses.
  •          If a house is more than 40 years old, a homeowner will likely need to upgrade electrical wiring. The best time to rewire is during a remodeling project when subcontractors are opening up walls and an electrician has easy access to the walls. If new wiring is required, installing wire only one size larger can increase energy savings dramatically.

J.T. Frye Electric is fully equipped and qualified to upgrade all electrical needs a home may require. Whether a homeowner needs an electrical service upgrade or a new ceiling fan installed, owner Jimmy Frye will provide honest service and fair prices. To learn more about this exceptional company, please call (910) 879-7098 or visit them on the Web.

About J.T. Frye Electric

J.T. Frye Electric serves the Charleston, South Carolina area including Summerville, Moncks Corner, and North Charleston. Owner Jimmy Frye is a licensed electrical contractor and provides residential electrical services including additions, new construction, upgrades, generators, lighting fixtures, service calls, and troubleshooting. His dedicated, honest, customer-oriented service is quickly earning J.T. Frye Electric a superb reputation in the Charleston area.

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