If you live in a house that has not been rewired in the last 25 to 30 years, chances are your property is in need of an electrical upgrade. Older wiring can be dangerous and is most likely not able to handle the demands of modern living. Before you consider hiring an electrician to rewire your house, there are numerous things to consider.
The Cost of Rewiring Your House
Replacing outdated or damaged wiring is, of course, essential for home safety. If you are just considering adding wiring to boost your home’s capacity for handling an added electrical load, then there are three important factors to consider: cost, time, and how such a project will impact on your day-to-day life. Do you need to replace every electrical wire, or will a few simple updates do the trick?
Factors to Consider
To begin, contact a trusted electrician to discuss any upgrades. To help get a better sense of how much power will be needed for all the appliances, devices, and other electronics in and out of the house, discuss:
- Current and future power needed for home systems
- The number and placement of outlets in every room
- What kind of lighting you’d like throughout the house.
It is also essential to consider
- The size and age of your house
- Ease of access to the wiring that needs to be updated or replaced
- Materials used and labor involved.
Estimated costs to rewire a small house can be between $1,500 to $3,000. For a moderate-sized home, rewiring will likely cost between $3,500 and $8,000, assuming you have easy access for an electrician to work on your system. On the other hand, for a large home or an extensive job, prices can run anywhere from $8,500 to $20,000. Your main expenses will be for materials and labor.
Contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling
Not sure where to begin? Worried about leaving out a crucial component? If you are looking for an electrician in Frederick County, MD, contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling Services. We’re happy to sit down with you in order to make a concrete plan for your new installation. We will ensure your home is safely wired from top to bottom.