Electrical Upgrades to Consider for Your Home Renovation in Newmarket

Here at Atera, we notice that many of our clients tend to forget electrical upgrades when considering a home renovation in Newmarket. Many of the electrical components especially in older homes may need an upgrade.

If you’re working on any project that requires walls and ceilings removed, use that as the best opportunity to upgrade the electrical side of your house. Here are some electrical upgrades that you may consider for your home:

1. Increase the number of outlets

Technology has advanced a lot in recent years. Nowadays we have many gadgets that we need to be plugged in. The sad part is many houses don’t have enough outlets to meet this need.

As part of your electrical upgrade for your next home renovation in Newmarket, add more outlets. More outlets would mean less extension cords and less need to disconnect one appliance from the socket to use another one.

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2. Improve lighting control

Technological improvements now allow you to control the lighting in your house. This can be done by using smart home technologies that improve the performance of the lights. With many digital lighting solutions, you’re in control of the level of light being emitted. By using this, you can save money by being more energy efficient.

3. Media center electrical accommodations

A media center is supposed to be an extension to the TV. It’s a TV but with a lot more functionality like playback from external hard drives, ability to play PC games, and access to various streaming services such as Netflix.

A proper media center will involve a combination of different devices that might consume a lot of energy by themselves. We understand this setup and that’s why we believe some accommodations should be made for the media center. This might involve more outlets or even more power being dedicated to this area. Either way, we know exactly what accommodations are required to help you achieve your media center.

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4. Install GFCI in bathrooms and in the kitchen

GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. They are a new safety feature that comes with most of the new outlets. They turn the electricity off the moment a plugged in item comes in contact with water. They are standard in most of the newer homes (mostly in the Kitchen and the Bathroom). For you and your family’s safety, we advise that you have this installed with your next home renovation in Newmarket. It won’t take long for our electricians to get this done.

5. Electrical wiring/service panel upgrades

You might also need to upgrade the service panel. Most of the panels tend to be old and have limited space to add extra circuits. On top of that, they may not have sufficient power to handle the electrical devices that you and your family use. This is why we always recommend an electrical wiring panel upgrade as part of the home renovation in Newmarket. It gives you more control and safety assurance.

6. Install generator backup systems

You should also consider installing a backup generator system. A backup system will ensure you still have access to power even when it’s cut off from the main grid due to a natural disaster. You have a few options to choose from for backup power. You can use a solar generator, a gas generator, a natural gas generator, or even a liquid propane generator. We normally advise gas or solar backup systems because they are easily available and sustainable.

7. Senior and handicap electrical upgrades

Here at Atera, we try our best to be inclusive of all people. Our team of experts can offer electrical upgrades for seniors and citizens with physical impairments. When doing a home renovation in Newmarket for such individuals, we consider every minuscule detail.

The thermostats, lighting switches, lighting angles, and location of the lighting are all facets that our team has thought about to aid independence. Smart home technology is also incorporated where possible to make managing homes easier and safer.

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