Now that spring is here, we’re all breathing a sigh of relief that winter is over and we can get back to our long days, shorts and flip-flops, and swimming pool fun. But, right before that happens, let’s take a stroll around the house, because now is the perfect time for electrical upgrades and repairs. It only takes a few minutes to create a list, and advance planning will offer the best value in terms of coupling jobs together to save on costs for a Spring electrical rejuvination.
During your assessment, be sure to note any electrical outlets or fixtures which need repairs. These repairs can often be easily fit into an electrical upgrade plan without requiring an additional service call. That means your home will be in peak condition without a hefty extra charge.
Adding outlets is a popular request, both because we use many more electrical appliances than we used to, and also because sometimes a builder just didn’t add enough outlets, or outlets in the locations we need them.
Add/move a ceiling light or fan
Ceiling fans, either adding or moving them, is another upgrade which greatly depends on the needs and lifestyle of the homeowner. Often these upgrades include smart appliances, such as a fan and light combination, which the owner can operate from a phone.
Add new fixtures
The world has become smarter; we see more requests for security doorbells, security lighting, hubs, Nests, and other home automation integration. The electrical savings as a result of installing these features frequently pay for our service cost in a surprisingly short time--and the savings continue long afterward.
Custome Recessed/LED lighting
Current lighting technology and styles have exploded. The features and savings are phenomenal, and many of our customers are taking advantage of them while enjoying the layered lighting look that has become so popular. Under-counter lighting is another oft-requested upgrade.
Electrical panel upgrades
Electrical panel upgrades is an attractive option for older homes, when new home buyers are savvy, upscale energy consumers with many electronic gadgets and a willingness to buy more to suit their lifestyle.
Security lighting, ambiance lighting, automated lighting, poolside lighting, and security cameras are all high on the list of items homeowners frequently request, and with good reason: this type of upgrade adds lasting value to the home while providing an aesthetically pleasing environment.
Once you assemble your home electrical needs list, give us a call, and we’ll help you make the most of your electrical usage, so your home will come alive this Fall.
Zimmerman Electric is here to serve your residential and commercial electrical needs throughout the Phoenix Valley metro area. Call us today if you need electrical work performed 602-497-3365.