Like any other system in your home, your electrical system can become outdated over time. While the overall design and technique to wiring a home remains fairly consistent over the years, the materials used in that wiring do, and among the older wiring types that can still be found in homes all over the country is aluminum wiring. While aluminum wiring isn’t necessarily dangerous, it definitely has the potential to cause problems around your home. In addition to the safety issues that tend to be more common with aluminum wiring, it is also one of the more inefficient wiring types out there, and some insurance companies even refuse to cover a house that still has aluminum wiring in place. If your home is one of those that still has its original aluminum wiring, or it was rewired years ago and aluminum wiring was put in place, it might be time to start thinking about having a professional come out and replace it with something more up-to-date and safe, and our team of professional electricians here at Koehn Electric are just the team of professionals for the job. Here at Koehn Electric, we believe that you should never have to settle for anything less than the best when it comes to any and all of your electric service needs, and when you make the call to our team of professionals, you never will.
When it comes to aluminum wiring replacement in Winton, CA and the surrounding areas of Merced and Stanislaus County, our team of professional electricians here at Koehn Electric have the skill, training, and experience necessary to ensure the job gets done, and gets done right. Electrical work can be extremely dangerous, especially when it comes to your home’s wiring, and is never something you should attempt to do on your own. If you have any questions about our high quality aluminum wiring replacement work or other residential electrical services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for consultation with one of our specialists, give us a call today. Our team of experts are always standing by and would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.
If you are unsure about what kind of wiring is present in your home, it might be time for you to call in a professional electrician and have them perform an inspection. If you do have aluminum wiring in your home, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your home is unsafe and in need of immediate replacement, but it does mean that your wiring is more of a risk factor that needs to be monitored. Aluminum wiring oxidizes much more easily than copper wiring, and the rust that forms makes it extremely susceptible to overheating. Overheating can be a much more serious issue with aluminum wiring due to the lower melting point, which can result in your wiring getting damaged, bent out of shape, or even melting if the overheating is bad enough, and if that happens, there is a serious possibility of a house fire being started.