It might not be to late to add a little extra light in just the right places around the home or office. We have found that in most cases we are able to add recessed lighting in kitchens and bedrooms. Kitchens also serve as a social center in many homes. It is important to provide a number of lighting techniques that will provide plenty of both ambient and task lighting.
According to ENERGY STAR, “By replacing the five most frequently used light fixtures in your home with ENERGY STAR qualified models, you can save more than $65 each year in energy costs.”
In many instances older homes have fixtures installed that are simply inadequate for the location in which they serve. When this is the case, most fixtures have been exposed to over lamping for years. This could cause damage to both the fixture and the wiring.
Are your outlets properly grounded? Do you have GFCI protection in your bathroom, kitchen or outdoors? How about reliable smoke detectors? Did you know that a good ground is essential for proper operation of your computer, audio system, florescent lighting and other electronic devices? Many homes in Montana do not have properly grounded electrical systems. These same homes generally will not have GFCI protection or smoke detectors. Upgrade now to increase safety, lower your homeowners insurance, and add value to your home at the same time.
Let us eliminate unnecessary electrical hazards in your home. Upgrade your wiring today!
Although new appliances, and technical devices may be more energy efficient than what we used to have. We tend to use more devices which require different circuit characteristics than before. Sometimes we find that older homes might not have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand of more circuits. Therefore, a service upgrade is necessary. This includes an upgrade in your electric panel, an upgraded meter socket, and wire between the meter and panel.
Sometimes a service upgrade is required to address a problem with the existing panel or socket.
One constant in our economy is that technology will change. It is unlikely that you would build a new home or remodel your existing home based upon old technology. Imagine, building a new home with knob and tube wiring. Not only would you be creating a hazardous environment, chances are the house would never pass inspection.
The latest technique in wiring technology for home phone, cable, sound, and data is called structured wiring. At Denny’s Electric we have standardized this technology in all new construction. In 1998, less than eight percent of the homes being built included structured wiring. Today, according to the National Association of Home Builders, approximately 42 percent of new homebuilders offer structured wiring packages. Structured wiring is among the top three requested services in construction projects.
Updated wiring is a requirement for applications such as wired in-home networks, video distribution, audio distribution, and high-speed internet.