3 Electrical Upgrades You’ll Want for Your Home Remodel

Whether you’re planning a kitchen, bathroom, basement or whole-home renovation, it’s essential to consider certain electrical upgrades that will help create a fully-functional and efficient home. Here our top-rated electrical contractors at Bailey & Shipp Electric list three electrical upgrades you might be interested in. 

1. Smart home features. Installing different smart systems throughout your house can make life easier and more convenient. Since everything can be automated, from kitchen appliances to lawn sprinklers, you can easily control systems remotely via a mobile phone or tablet. Some popular smart home features include a remote-controlled sprinkler system, security and video surveillance system, smart alarms and sensors, remote-controlled lights, smart smoke detectors and even a grocery-ordering refrigerator.

2. A main panel upgrade. Modern technology requires more power than outdated systems. While many manufacturers advertise energy efficiency, feature-packed appliances like microwaves, dishwashers and dryers actually end up consuming more energy. This results in an average household using 30%-50% more energy than before. When revamping your home, consult a trusted electrician for a main panel upgrade. This is an investment that can keep your family and property safe by preventing fires caused by a faulty electrical system.

3. Modern light switches. Lighting plays an important role when it comes to creating the perfect atmosphere in your room. The right lighting can calm your mind and soothe your body, while improper or poor lighting can affect the quality of your work and productivity and, in some cases, become a health hazard. By installing a modern switch, controlling the lights around your house becomes easier. Dimmer switches, for example, can reduce the intensity of the light. Other options include three- or four-way switches, multi-locations and voice-controlled switches

For all your electrical needs, turn to Bailey & Shipp Electric, one of the leading residential and commercial electrical contractors in Northern Virginia, VA, and Washington, DC. Call our professional team at (410) 457-3507 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.

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