Start Cost for updating electrical system

Cost for updating electrical system

Let’s take a look at the costs and benefits of having the wiring in your home replaced.

At the time the homes were built that was sufficient to meet the electrical needs of most homes.

With the addition of dishwashers, flat screen tv’s, microwaves, hairdryers, toaster ovens and all the electrical devices we've come to depend on 60 or 100 amps is no longer sufficient to support your home's electric needs.

In my case I did the upgrade myself, but when looking for someone to do it, it depends on whether the contractor will buy the parts or the customer. If you buy all your own materials for the job then all you will pay is the labor.

Some of their estimates includes both parts and labor.

The insulation on a wire inside the drill could become damaged.

If that live wire touched the metal case, the tool could be energized to 120v, and that’s not good.

Related: The majority of older houses have only one circuit for all power outlets, meaning that all of the appliances plugged in are powered from one point.