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5 ELECTRICAL UPGRADES TO ENHANCE YOUR HOME

02/01/2023

ELECTRICAL

5 ELECTRICAL UPGRADES TO ENHANCE YOUR HOME

02/01/2023

The pace of electrical advancement has been more rapid in recent years. Innovators are ahead of consumer demands but are homes able to withstand the electrical demands? As these systems become more affordable for people, homes are also getting major enhancements to keep up with the electrical output. By reading about how electrical upgrades can enhance your home, you may come to understand why countless people are all about smart home technology, automation, and renovations.

Reshaping Your Home For The Future

Utilizing smart technology and updating the electrical components, you can expect your home to be more energy-efficient. When you still have old electrical systems in place, there is a high chance of overloading or short-circuiting your appliances and fuses. Modern appliances and devices are much more powerful than they used to be. With this in mind, taking consideration of how to upgrade your electrical system will be vital for your safety and energy consumption.

Here are some things to consider:

Here’s an article to give you a better idea of what GFCI Outlets are.

5 Possible Electrical Systems to Upgrade At Home

So what are some things that you could upgrade in your home to mitigate hazards, be energy-efficient, and enhance the resale value of your home?


Here’s a helpful resource to give you an idea of what upgrades may boost the value of your home.

Home with electrical upgrades

Upgrade 1: Smart Home Technology

Firstly, there are countless smart home gadgets that are affordable today. Smart home technology like Google Home or Amazon Alexa can be integrated into your home through your smartphone. Once you’re connected, you can automate and adjust settings from the palm of your hand.

What can you automate?

 

Lighting

Heating and cooling

Security systems

Appliances… and more!

Google Home speaker on a wooden shelving unit. It's ready to hear your commands!

By automating everyday processes whether you’re home or not, you can enhance the energy efficiency, security, convenience, and comfort. Just with a click of a button, you can conserve your energy use at home by turning down the heat or cooling remotely! It’s incredible and life-changing. 


You may also find this article interesting: Simple Tips to Lower Your Electricity Bill

Upgrade 2: (Automatic) LED Lighting Fixtures

LED light fixtures are far superior to CFL lightbulbs. Though LEDs are a little bit more pricey compared to CFLs, they use 70% less electricity and last longer. When you look at the packaging of LED lights, you’ll often see it say, “average lifespan of 25,000 hours”. That’s 25 years even with daily use!

 

 

Another amazing feature that you can combine with long-lasting LED lights is smart technology. You have the ability to control lighting from your smartphone. 

 

Finally, an extremely energy-efficient option is to use automatic lights. By having the lights set to auto, you won’t have to add an additional switch to your wall either. As the sensors catch your movements, you can seamlessly walk through your home without worrying about whether you turned the light on or off.

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Upgrade 3: Upgrade Your Electric Panel

We can’t talk about electrical upgrades without discussing electrical panels. Electrical panels are typically replaced every 25-40 years. As electrical demands increase, electrical panels work more efficiently with an updated electrical panel.

 

Benefits of upgrading your electrical panel:

Upgrade 4: Install a Central Vac System

Next, let’s play with the idea of installing a central vac system. A central vacuum system is built into the home’s electrical system. The unit is often installed in the garage or mechanical room.

 

There are numerous benefits to installing a central vacuum system:

Heavy, standard vacuum that you have to lug around every room. Upgrade to central vac!

Upgrade 5: Install Charging Ports 

Lastly, we have a simple enhancement – Installing charging ports. Reduce the clutter of cords and adapters by having convenient charging ports added to your home. Since USB ports don’t require as much power, they can be added to various locations where you find a GFCI outlet. 

 

If you’d like to take a look at how this can be installed, here’s a great article.

 

Of course, we’re more than happy to assist you with your installation too!

Additional Ideas to Enhance the Electrical System of Your Home

Here are some other ideas to enhance the resale value of your home or just upgrade your beloved home:

 

  • Charging station (EV) – read our article here
  • Garage door/remote
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Install ceiling fans
  • Inspect and install GFCIs
Stylish and sleek EV charging port in the garage for electric/hybrid cars.
Call High Mark's expert electricians to schedule your appointment for your electrical upgrades and installations done today at 604-945-8060.
Call High Mark's expert electricians to schedule your appointment for your electrical upgrades and installations done today at 604-945-8060.
To Wrap It Up:

As the digital age accelerates steadfastly, our homes also need to keep up with the electrical demands. What’s more attention-grabbing is the safety features that come with newer appliances, systems, and smart technology. By having an energy-efficient and safe home, you’ll also be reducing your utility bill expenses as well. Though it may be costly to invest in the enhancements, rewiring your home to shift with the future may benefit greatly in the way we live.

The pace of electrical advancement has been more rapid in recent years. Innovators are ahead of consumer demands but are homes able to withstand the electrical demands? As these systems become more affordable for people, homes are also getting major enhancements to keep up with the electrical output. By reading about how electrical upgrades can enhance your home, you may come to understand why countless people are all about smart home technology, automation, and renovations.

Reshaping Your Home For The Future

Utilizing smart technology and updating the electrical components, you can expect your home to be more energy-efficient. When you still have old electrical systems in place, there is a high chance of overloading or short-circuiting your appliances and fuses. Modern appliances and devices are much more powerful than they used to be. With this in mind, taking consideration of how to upgrade your electrical system will be vital for your safety and energy consumption.

Here are some things to consider:

Here’s an article to give you a better idea of what GFCI Outlets are.

5 Possible Electrical Systems to Upgrade At Home

So what are some things that you could upgrade in your home to mitigate hazards, be energy-efficient, and enhance the resale value of your home?


Here’s a helpful resource to give you an idea of what upgrades may boost the value of your home.

Home with electrical upgrades

Upgrade 1: Smart Home Technology

Firstly, there are countless smart home gadgets that are affordable today. Smart home technology like Google Home or Amazon Alexa can be integrated into your home through your smartphone. Once you’re connected, you can automate and adjust settings from the palm of your hand.

What can you automate?

 

Lighting

Heating and cooling

Security systems

Appliances… and more!

Google Home speaker on a wooden shelving unit. It's ready to hear your commands!

By automating everyday processes whether you’re home or not, you can enhance the energy efficiency, security, convenience, and comfort. Just with a click of a button, you can conserve your energy use at home by turning down the heat or cooling remotely! It’s incredible and life-changing. 


You may also find this article interesting: Simple Tips to Lower Your Electricity Bill

Upgrade 2: (Automatic) LED Lighting Fixtures

LED light fixtures are far superior to CFL lightbulbs. Though LEDs are a little bit more pricey compared to CFLs, they use 70% less electricity and last longer. When you look at the packaging of LED lights, you’ll often see it say, “average lifespan of 25,000 hours”. That’s 25 years even with daily use!

 

We found this article for you if you’d like to read more in-depth about LEDs vs CFLs.

 

Another amazing feature that you can combine with long-lasting LED lights is smart technology. You have the ability to control lighting from your smartphone. 

 

Finally, an extremely energy-efficient option is to use automatic lights. By having the lights set to auto, you won’t have to add an additional switch to your wall either. As the sensors catch your movements, you can seamlessly walk through your home without worrying about whether you turned the light on or off.

Upgrade 3: Upgrade Your Electric Panel

We can’t talk about electrical upgrades without discussing electrical panels. Electrical panels are typically replaced every 25-40 years. As electrical demands increase, electrical panels work more efficiently with an updated electrical panel.

 

Benefits of upgrading your electrical panel:

Upgrade 4: Install a Central Vac System

Next, let’s play with the idea of installing a central vac system. A central vacuum system is built into the home’s electrical system. The unit is often installed in the garage or mechanical room.

 

There are numerous benefits to installing a central vacuum system:

Heavy, standard vacuum that you have to lug around every room. Upgrade to central vac!

Upgrade 5: Install Charging Ports 

Lastly, we have a simple enhancement – Installing charging ports. Reduce the clutter of cords and adapters by having convenient charging ports added to your home. Since USB ports don’t require as much power, they can be added to various locations where you find a GFCI outlet. 

 

If you’d like to take a look at how this can be installed, here’s a great article.

 

Of course, we’re more than happy to assist you with your installation too!

Additional Ideas to Enhance the Electrical System of Your Home

Here are some other ideas to enhance the resale value of your home or just upgrade your beloved home:

 

  • Charging station (EV) – read our article here
  • Garage door/remote
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Install ceiling fans
  • Inspect and install GFCIs
Stylish and sleek EV charging port in the garage for electric/hybrid cars.
Call High Mark's expert electricians to schedule your appointment for your electrical upgrades and installations done today at 604-945-8060.
Call High Mark's expert electricians to schedule your appointment for your electrical upgrades and installations done today at 604-945-8060.
To Wrap It Up:

As the digital age accelerates steadfastly, our homes also need to keep up with the electrical demands. What’s more attention-grabbing is the safety features that come with newer appliances, systems, and smart technology. By having an energy-efficient and safe home, you’ll also be reducing your utility bill expenses as well. Though it may be costly to invest in the enhancements, rewiring your home to shift with the future may benefit greatly in the way we live.

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