As summer comes to a close and the days get shorter, relaxing evenings within your home become all the more important. Many of us use this time to do some seasonal updating to our spaces. Soft, atmospheric, lighting can give your space a tranquil feel for those dark evenings when the sun has long set. If your autumn home-refresh goes beyond moving some furniture around, here are five reasons you should hire an electrician for rewiring a renovation project:
Installing additional outlets: If part of your renovation includes soft lighting from a floor lamp or a much-needed additional electrical outlet, you should definitely look into hiring an electrician for the job. Having the option of an additional outlet can make a huge difference if your space is lacking, but it is a big (and risky) job to do if you are not a professional electrician. Electricians have years of training and experience to ensure the renovation process goes smoothly and ensure their work will keep your home safe for years to come, as well.
Replacing light fixtures: Fall is the perfect time of year to swap out your old light fixtures to give your home an updated feel. Not only can your lighting affect the whole feel of your space, but they can also add a touch of style and design that go a long way in your home’s appearance. If you’re wanting more light in your home in the darker months, consider consulting with an electrician about making the switch to LED lighting for an energy-efficient option.
Take the stress off yourself: Home renovations can be fun – don’t ruin it by also tasking yourself with the tricky (and potentially dangerous) electrical work. Electricians know the ins and outs of your renovation rewiring so you know the job is getting done right the first time. There are many changes in the fall, with the end of summer vacation to the never-ending rainy days, so save yourself the hours of watching how-to videos online – and the peace of mind that your home and family are safe.
Codes and regulations: Your home has electrical codes and regulations that must always be followed. Local professionals are very familiar with these and have operated for years within them. Going with a professional that knows to adhere to these regulations saves you time and money in the future should you have to correct incorrect wiring.
Helpful advice and suggestions: There is nothing more disappointing than spending hours doing a project only to find out it’s not going to work in the end. The professionals at AJ’s Electrical have over 60 years combined experience providing electrical service to the lower mainland. If you have any questions or concerns about something you want to be done in your house, they are not shy to offer their opinions based on their vast experience. Save yourself the time and uncertainty of going into an electrical project without the background knowledge.
Fall is a great time to switch up the design and feel of your space, and don’t exclude your lighting! If you plan on doing any rewiring during your home renovations, we hope these tips help make your decision to go with a trusted professional all the easier. Since 2003, our team of experts at AJ’s Electrical Service & Repair have been assisting customers throughout the Lower Mainland with their electrical needs. Contact us today!