Serving the Towns of Naperville, Aurora, Montgomery, Oswego & Plainfield & the Greater Kane, DuPage & Will Counties
Why Rewiring Is Necessary
For a while in the mid-1900s, homes were built with aluminum wiring instead of copper. At the time, however, aluminum wire was installed in the same way as copper, which led to a variety of problems.
Aluminum wiring doesn’t age well. When copper wiring rusts, the oxidation is electrically conductive. Aluminum, on the other hand, doesn’t create a conductive oxidation. Therefore, as aluminum wiring ages, it loses its conductivity and doesn’t deliver enough power to your appliances, especially large appliances such as air conditioners and smart home automation.
Aluminum also expands and contracts more than copper does, causing the wires to move and creating potential danger for electrical fires.
While modern homes also use aluminum wiring, the installation process is more specific to the unique properties of aluminum. When you hire Lewis Electric & Contracting, we will take a look at your home’s wiring system to see what kind of overhaul you need.
Sometimes, only parts of your home’s electrical system will need to be replaced, but if you have an old home or have experienced a lot of problems, you may need your entire home rewired. Rewiring can make your home both safer and more energy efficient and can even help increase its value.
Greater Electrical Flow
Capacity is one of the biggest differences between 100 and 200 amp panels. The larger the panel, the more electrical current your home can receive from the city’s power grid. This is important if you have a lot of electrical appliances in your home, like furnaces and stoves.
Even if you don’t have quite as many large electrical systems, it might be a good idea to upgrade if you use a lot of electrical appliances. Your TV, refrigerator, and the like need electricity to function, too. Upgrading to a 200 amp panel will make more electrical power available to appliances that need it, boosting their efficiency and effectiveness.
200 amp service panels are also physically larger than their older, 100 amp counterparts. This is because they have more circuits, which is a big advantage in a home that uses a lot of electricity. You don’t want to cram a bunch of systems and appliances on to a small number of circuits if you don’t have to, as it increases the chance of overloading them. A lower overload chance means a safer electrical system overall, one less prone to fires and short circuits. For this reason alone, it is probably a good idea to upgrade to a larger amp service panel.
We Offer The Following Amp Service Upgrades:
- 60 to 100 Amps
- 100 to 200 Amps
- 200 to 400 Amps
- Panel Replacement
- Fuses to Breakers
- Whole House Rewiring
- BX Cable
- GFCI Upgrades
Rewiring projects are an investment worth taking time to get right; our team of service pros understand how important proper wiring is to any remodel job, and we guarantee that you’ll be satisfied by our rewiring work. We offer a range of electrical services for remodeling projects, including the following:
- Careful, professional installation of new outlets and fixtures to ensure compliance with current safety regulations
- Wiring upgrades for older homes to get your property up to code
- Retro-installs for dramatic, beautiful recessed lighting options in any room in your home
- Ceiling fan fixture installation to add comfort and convenience to your home or outdoor spaces
If your house is over 50+ years old, you’ve probably noticed a variety of wiring problems, such as flickering lights, hot or burnt outlets, or light fixtures that just won’t stay lit. These problems are usually caused by old wiring. Whether you need just one room or your entire home rewired, we have the tools and expertise to get the job done.
Call Lewis Electric & Contracting Today (630) 348-9699