Throughout the country, homeowners are placing much higher electrical demands on their homes than ever before. We’re talking about high efficiency electrical appliances such as HVAC systems, new devices like tablets and smartphones that need charging, and extra equipment for existing electronics.
There are a number of Mason, OH residential electrical services you can invest it for these additions, including an electrical panel upgrade. But in addition to making sure your electrical system can handle the demand you’re placing on it, it’s natural that you’d like to learn how you can maintain or improve the visual appeal of your home, while also making functional electrical changes. We have a few suggestions, which we’ve covered below.
Consider Your Kitchen Lighting
There are some kitchen lighting options that can help create visual depth in addition to task efficiency to this frequently used area of your home, like under-cabinet lighting. This is great for cabinets resting above your kitchen counters, and can do a lot to increase the visual appeal of your space.
Additionally, the installation of this type of lighting is fairly simple, and something that our professional electricians will have no issue completing quickly and accurately. Under-cabinet lighting offers a safety benefit as well—when you see what you’re doing more easily, there is less chance that you’ll have an accident.
Think About Ceiling Fans
If you don’t already have ceiling fans installed in your home, you may want to consider them. Not only can you find ceiling fans that are visually appealing, but they can also help your AC system work more efficiently. They reduce your energy bills and decrease AC wear and tear.
One important thing to remember is that fans don’t actually lower the temperature of the space they’re in. They do, however, help to more evenly distribute the cooled air coming from your AC. You can also reverse the direction of the blades during the winter, and it can do the same for your heating system.
The Benefits of Recessed Lighting
This type of lighting is a great way to highlight certain parts of your home, without adding an obstructive lighting fixture. Also, recessed lighting creates an illusion of a larger space, and gives off a fairly subtle glow as opposed to harsh lighting.
Recessed lights can be adjusted to offer a pleasant ambient environment, or spot lighting if you have certain areas in your home you’d like accentuated. These lights also work very efficiently, and can be installed pretty much anywhere within your home.
Consider Your Electrical Panel
Of course, with all these electrical additions, you do want to ensure that your electrical system can manage the demand that any additions will place on it. In fact, you might find that it’s necessary to upgrade your electrical panel—and this may even be legally required by your community before you make any electrical updates to your home, since older electrical panels don’t adhere to modern regulations and building codes.
The primary advantage of upgrading your electrical panel is increased safety. Old or worn out service panels have the ability to cause a circuit overload, which can short out your electricity, and potentially cause a fire.
For superior electrical services throughout the Cincinnati area, you can count on Servall Electric Company: Creating Sustainability through Bright Ideas. Contact us today!