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Could Your Home Use an Electrical Upgrade?

home-use-electrical-upgradeWe’re not just talking about upgrading your electrical panel—though, we’ll get to that in a bit. What we’re talking about here is making electrical upgrades to add to the visual appeal and functionality of your home. Of course, to do so would require professional Brighton, MA electrical services, which you needn’t look any further than right here to find.

In addition to making sure that your electrical system can handle any additional demand you may place on it during your time in your home, it makes since that you’d like to know how you can maintain or approve the visual appeal of your home, without taking anything away from its functionality. We have a few suggestions for electrical upgrades that achieve this.

Consider Your Indoor Lighting Options

We’ll start with your kitchen—there are a number of lighting options in this space that can help create visual depth and task efficiency, such as under-cabinet lighting. This is a great option for cabinets installed above your kitchen counters—improving functionality as well as the look of the space.

Additionally, the installation of this lighting is a fairly simple process for our professional electricians—we’ll have no trouble completely this job accurately and quickly. Plus, this electrical upgrade adds a safety benefit, in that when you are able to more easily see what you’re doing, you’re less likely to have an accident.

Another home lighting option that’s gaining popularity and is increasingly being used to highlight certain areas of a home is recessed lighting. This un-obtrusive lighting option creates an illusion of more space within a room, and only gives off a fairly subtle glow.

Homeowners often use recessed lighting to offer a pleasant ambient environment, or spot-lighting to highlight certain areas of the home such as artwork on a wall. This type of indoor lighting is highly efficient and versatile since you can have them installed pretty much anywhere.

Do You Have Ceiling Fans?

This is a great electrical upgrade to make to your home, if not. Not only do ceiling fans add a visually appealing component to your home, but they can help your AC system work more efficiently, which reduces your monthly energy bills and decreases cooling system wear and tear.

The important thing to remember about ceiling fans is that they do not lower the temperature of the space they are in, but they help to more evenly distribute the cooled air coming from your air conditioner. Plus, you can reverse the direction of the blades during the winter to help your heater work more efficiently, too!

Now, Onto Your Electrical Panel

We can’t talk about making electrical upgrades to a home without mentioning your electrical panel. You do need to make sure that any electrical additions you make to your home won’t overwhelm your electrical system—potentially causing shorts or even electrical fires.

You might find it necessary to upgrade your electrical panel anyway, as is in many municipalities, it’s legally required before making any electrical update to your home—particularly in older homes since aging electrical panels don’t adhere to modern statutes and building codes.

If nothing else, you’ll gain increased safety by upgrading your electrical panel. Old or worn down panels can cause a circuit overload, leading to the previously mentioned short or electrical fire.

For exceptional electrical services in the Boston area and beyond, contact the pros at FB Electrical Services Inc. today!

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