Did you know that the work that an electrical contractor carries out in your house can have a dramatic impact on how much your home is worth? eieihome spoke to Hanna Taylor, Managing Director at Hotwire Electric, a Toronto electrical contracting company that has been serving the GTA for over a decade, about how a certified electrician can improve the value of your home.
1. Uncover uncertified electrical work
Unless your home was brand new when you bought it, you may be living in a home with uncertified electrical wiring. Some homeowners seek to cut corners by carrying out electrical work themselves. This is illegal as it violates building codes. A good electrician will make sure all wiring in your home is certified and this will increase the value of your home.
2. Lighting design and upgrades
With so many new advances in lighting products, Hotwire Electric’s lighting designers can assist you in achieving that perfect lighting plan. From the latest potlights inside and outside, to the newest ideas for your under-cabinet lights, Hotwire’s knowledgeable team can make your dream home come true.
3. Offer advice about energy saving
A home with energy saving features is an attractive attribute for many buyers. “Hotwire’s electricians can give you impartial advice about the best things you could do to save energy in your home,” says Hanna. Whether you want to save money lighting your home or heating your hot tub, electricians will offer quality advice about techniques they know work. Ultimately, these energy-saving tips will add value to your home.
4. Upgrade your panel, surge protection & generators
A licensed Toronto electrician can answer any questions you may have about generators and surge protectors.
You should also have a licensed electrician look over your electrical panel; it is the hub of your home. The right electrician can ensure that your panel is sufficient for your home and family’s needs.
Save yourself trouble by getting the right Toronto electrician
“Being licensed and insured is a mark of professional responsibility of Toronto electrician,” says Hanna. “However, they might not necessarily be a mark of efficiency.” In order to save yourself from inefficient contractors, you need to hire one that offers warranty on the job. Before hiring a professional Toronto electrician, check on their experience and references. Ensure they are there to address all your questions and needs.
If you have any electrical questions, you can contact Hotwire at 416-553-5533 or visit their website at hotwire-electric.com.