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Have an Electrician Inspect Your Home

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Being able to flip on a light is pretty incredible when you stop and think about it. There are many different ways that electricity is generated. However, if you are dealing with electrical mishaps, then you most likely have something wrong with the electrical wiring in your home. The wire issues can arise for almost any reason, and unfortunately they can be absolutely devastating. Electrical fires account for almost 51,000 home fires each year. The scary thing is that this number accounted for 500 deaths and 1,400 injuries. Not only can electrical issues cause fires, they can also really hike up your energy bill and put a sizable dent in your wallet. So, needless to say your electrical work should be taken seriously. Here are a few reasons to have an electrician come check your home. 

Old Home 

A very good time to have you home checked is if you know that it is over 40 years old. Consider the advancement of cell phones over the last 40 years. Cell phones did not really exist 40 years ago. Think of the advancements in safety and electrical work that has taken place over the last 40 years. If your electrical work in your home this old, it is time to have a electrician check your home. The electrician is likely to find wire that needs to be replaced because mice may have chewed through the insulation. The GFI's may need to be replaced. Truly an old home needs to be updated in regards to the electrical work.

New (to You) Home

Before you buy a home, you should have an electrician inspect the home for any electrical damage. You do not want to buy a home, only to find out that the wiring is faulty. Be extra careful when the home has been recently renovated. You may not know who renovated the home, and it could have been a homeowner project. If that is the case, there is a very real possibility that the wiring was affected. 

Energy Bill Spike

An electrician is a good person to have come to your home and check where you are losing all of your energy through your appliances. They will be able to tell you exactly where every watt of energy is going. This is going to give you the opportunity to make changes as necessary to save money on your electrical bill.

For more information about when you should hire a residential electrician, reach out to professionals like ANTHONY ELECTRIC CO.