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Home Improvement  /  December 18, 2019

Rewiring a House: Costs and Other Details

Part of what gives Lexington its unique charm and beauty is its population of beautiful, historic homes. Some of these eye-catching structures date back to as early as the 1800’s or earlier – which means their electrical systems do too.

Now, everyone knows that 200-year-old houses should probably be rewired at some point, but if you’re running into electrical problems on a regular basis, your home may need it too.

If you’re having problems with power surges, shorting appliances or just noticing that your electricity doesn’t seem quite right, it might be time to consider rewiring your home. In addition to making it safer, rewiring your home can make your home more energy efficient, which can help lower your electric bill down the line.

Signs It’s Time to Rewire Your Home

There are a few signs that let you know when rewiring your house is necessary. They include:

  • Constantly blowing fuses/tripping circuit breakers
  • Persistent burning smell or sizzling sound
  • Charred, cracked, or faded outlets and switches

You’ll also want to look into rewiring your home if it was built in the 1970’s or earlier. If nothing else, you should have your home inspected by an electrical handyman at least every 5 to 10 years.

Cost to Rewire a House

The cost will depend on the size and age of your home. If your home is larger, it’s going to cost more. The cost also depends on how you’re rewiring your home. For example, if you’re tearing out walls to tear out old wiring and then putting up new drywall, it’s going to cost more.

Complete Electrical Biz estimates the cost of rewiring a small house to run between $1,500 to $3,500. If your home is larger and the wires are hard to access, the wiring would be more expensive – closer and even above $10,000.

There are a lot of other factors that can impact the cost of rewiring your home. The good news? This isn’t a common cost. Once you’ve rewired your home, you won’t have to rewire it for another decade or longer.

For many homeowners, rewiring a house may seem like a daunting, expensive project. But in a lot of cases, and especially in the case of older homes, it’s a necessity. And it’s well-worth the investment to have a safe electrical system in place.

Want an Estimate? Call Our Electrical Handyman Team Today

Whether your house is 200 years old or barely 20 years old, Handyman Connection of Lexington East has a local team of qualified electrical handymen ready to help you bring your home’s electric grid into the 21st century. Call (859) 549-5669 today and we’ll connect you with a professional electrical handyman in your area.

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