Problem: Excess demand on electrical system, which shows up as blown fuses, tripped circuit breakers, dim or flickering lights, or appliances that operate at only partial capacity.
Electrical requirements for the average home have almost tripled since 1955. In 1940, for example, the average home used 30 electrical appliances while today’s home uses about 80. The electrical systems of about 90% of homes in the United States are not designed to accommodate the number of appliances currently available. Many homes over 20 years old require complete rewiring, and even a number of newer homes need either rewiring or expanded wiring systems (including new circuits) to handle major appliances.
What to do:
If your home’s wiring system has any of the symptoms listed below, the individual circuits may be overloaded or the wiring of these circuits may be inadequate. [Read more...]