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4 Electrical Upgrades For Your Home

November 27, 2023 | Blog

Long-Lasting Services For Your Louisiana Home

When it comes to your home, it can be a huge advantage to get the latest electrical upgrades. The benefits that come with these upgrades can include improved safety, increased efficiency and even an increased resale value for your home.

At Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we would like to share some of the top electrical upgrades homeowners can make for their space.

Installing New LED Lighting

You may have heard about LED lighting and considered making the switch. After all, there’s a reason why this option is becoming so popular! These LED light bulbs can actually save as much as 85% of energy compared to regular incandescent ones. LED lights may even last 25 times as long.

The cost for LED lights is higher upfront, but it’s worth it as its lifespan ranges from 11-17 years and can save homeowners a lot of money. They are also easy to install, and you can do it on your own.

Investing In Surge Protection

You may be familiar with how an electrical power surge can affect your home during bad weather —when lightning strikes, suddenly everything goes black! However, electrical surges can happen in all kinds of weather, making them harder to predict and prepare for.

Not only are power surges inconvenient, but they can also be disastrous and even dangerous when it comes to electronics that are plugged into an outlet. That’s why whole home surge protection is the way to go!

Whole-home surge protectors are installed directly into your main electrical panel and serve as a defense against bursts of electrical power. These devices must be installed by a professional, so if you’re interested in this investment, reach out to Surgi’s team!

Upgrading Your Outlets

Do you know how old the outlets are in your home? The average lifespan of an outlet is 25-40 years. If your home is older than that timeframe, it might be worth considering an upgrade.

You may not have considered it, but upgrading your home’s outlets can prevent serious electrical issues down the road. The primary benefits are preventing fires and electrical hazards so that everyone in your home stays safe.

A GCFI outlet in particular can be a great investment as they are designed to minimize the dangers of electrocution, especially when using appliances in the bathroom, in the kitchen or outdoors.

Some signs that it might be a good time to hire a professional to upgrade your outlets include seeing sparks when plugging in electronics or the presence of visible damage to the area. If you suspect problems with your outlets, protect your safety and call a professional electrician for help!

Updating Your Thermostat

If you have an HVAC unit in your home, how often are you manually fidgeting with the buttons to try and set it to your desired temperature? In the world of touch screens, the great news is that your thermostat can be a touch screen too!

When you upgrade your old manual thermostat to a newer one, you may have better control of the temperature in your home. No more AC troubles where it is constantly turning on and off with the automated cooling features you can never figure out.

If you want to take your skills to the next level, you can even install a smart thermostat that you can control when you are away from home!

Schedule Your Electrical Work With Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

Now that we’ve introduced new ways to get caught up to speed with electrical upgrades, you can apply this new knowledge to your home!

Whether you find out that your home needs any HVAC, plumbing or electrical work our team of professionals at Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can lend you a hand. Reach out to us the next time you need your home serviced or need assistance with electrical work!

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