Have you been asking yourself if it is time to “rewire my house”? Are signs of flickering, buzzing, or dimming lights pointing to damaged wiring? Are you worried about a potential safety threat to you and your loved ones?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, getting your home rewired should be top of mind. And if you’re reading this, it likely is.
There are many benefits of rewiring your home. From increased safety to longer electrical wiring life spans, rewiring your home is a great investment for all.
Benefits If I Rewire My House:
- Increased safety.
- A two-decade electrical wiring lifespan.
- Preventing emergency repairs.
- Reducing energy costs and appliance replacement.
- Increasing the value of your home.
- Reducing the risk of losing power.
- Keeping your property compliant with current regulations.
Factors affecting the cost if I rewire my house
The cost of rewiring your home is determined by several factors that should be considered. The first factor is the square footage of your home. The larger the home, the more area to cover, the more material required, and the more labourers necessary. Therefore, the larger your home, the higher the cost for the rewiring project.
A second factor to consider is wiring access. How easy—or difficult—it is for an electrician to access your home’s electrical wiring will affect the overall cost. For example, a house with drywall removed will be significantly easier to rewire than a home with the walls intact. It all comes down to how much work the electrician actually has to do. Taking down drywall then performing the rewiring is undoubtedly more labour than just rewiring. This is also especially unpleasant if your drywall wasn’t coming down for renovations in the first place. Therefore, the more common, cost-efficient, and less invasive option is for electricians to make strategic cuts to access the wires through walls, ceilings, and floors.
Another key consideration is the quality of the new materials being used. Like any home renovation, there are different levels of material quality that you can choose from. But as expected, the better the quality, the higher the cost. Though purchasing higher quality materials will cost more, this is a worthwhile investment as the rewiring job will last much longer.
The cost of rewiring
So what’s the actual cost to rewire a house? This number will vary significantly depending on the above factors, but it is safe to say you will be looking at between $15,000 and $40,000. For an exact quote, you will want to hire an electrician to inspect your home and provide an accurate estimate.
If you’re on the market for home rewiring, get in touch with our experts at AJ’s Electrical. With over 60 years of combined experience, our team will provide you with a quote and complete the job to ensure your home is compliant with regulations and safe for your family. Contact us today.