Aluminum Wiring Repair & Replacement

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Aluminum Wiring Repair & Replacement HoustonAluminum wiring can be a fire hazard wherever the wire is spliced or makes a connection with an outlet, switch, circuit breaker or another component of the electrical system.

Another reason aluminum wiring is such a fire hazard is because it shrinks and expands depending on the temperature. These changes to the aluminum wires can result in overheating, sparks and fires. Due to such safety risks, only copper wiring has been used for electrical systems since the late 1970s.

As a homeowner, you have two options when it comes to aluminum wiring. The first option which is most recommended is to replace the aluminum wiring with copper wiring. The second option is to call a Houston electrician for aluminum wiring repair.

Our Houston electricians at Electric City can repair or replace your aluminum wiring with copper wiring throughout your entire house. This is the most recommended because this is the safest approach as the electrical demand of your household with increases over time.

Aluminum Wiring Replacement With Copper

Aluminum wiring has been found to overheat at splices or connections between the wires and electrical devices such as switches and outlets. Although copper has been used since the late 1970s, aluminum wiring is still permitted for certain situations including the wiring of your doorbell or other service entrance systems. Also, it’s permitted when installing 240V air conditioning or electric range circuits.

The most common sign of wiring problems is burned wiring and connective components. This is evidence of the aluminum wire overheating. If there’s even one burned wire in your home, that means you were at risk of a house fire and still are.

Let our Houston electricians examine the wiring in your home. This is the best way to know for certain that your home and family are living in an electrically safe environment.

Aluminum Wiring Repair

Repairing the aluminum wiring connections can be done but is not as safe as replacing it with copper wiring.

Aluminum wiring has frequent problems such as having to deal with insurance companies canceling the policy unless your electrical system is brought up to current safety standards. Or, you may have to deal with the continual burnouts, shorts, and circuit failures.

Electric City is here to help you with aluminum wiring repair or replacement. Rewiring your home will bring it up to today’s electrical demand standards for safety. Our electricians are fast, dependable, and on time. All our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can count on our technical expertise and our professional, honest advice.

If you have questions or need Aluminum Wiring Repair in Houston, please call Electric City at 832-724-1781 or complete our online request form.