Auckland House Rewiring
Do you need a house rewire? What is the cost to rewire a house?
Old wiring, rubber coated or wiring that is not sufficient to meet the demands put upon it by the high consumption of our modern lifestyles, is not simply an inconvenience, it can also be a safety hazard. Rewiring is sometimes a major job but it might be essential to keep you and your family safe. So how do you know if your home needs a rewire? Is an electrical rewire necessary in your home?
Old wiring can degrade. Many homes in Auckland are over 50 years, which means that your electrical wiring could be getting on a bit in years. If your home is old or still has its original wiring, you may almost certainly guarantee you will need to have it rewired.
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Wiring systems installed in the 50s, 60s, 70s or even in the 80s are not designed to deal with the kind of demand that twenty-first century electrical usage puts upon them. They are simply inadequate for the size and number of appliances that we now use every day in our homes. In an older home, your usage might be putting too great a strain on the electrical wiring. If your home is at, or over, capacity, rewiring may be necessary.
If you want to sell your house, buyers and some mortgage lenders want to know that the home wiring is safe and adequate for the demands of modern living. Wiring in older homes is unlikely to meet current NZ Electrical standards. A recent rewire can help to sell an older home. Does your home have wire fuses in the switchboard? If it does you are very likely to need a rewire or at least upgrade the switchboard.
Does your swicthboard/fuseboard keep tripping out? Overloading electrical outlets is a hazard–it can lead to overheating, fire, or electrical shocks. A rewire is an opportunity to add more outlets and switches and generally bring your house up to date. You can get set up for all your home entertainment, home computer, telephone, and television usage and combine electrical safety with consumer convenience.
Signs that you might need to rewire your home include visibly worn electrical cable; Wire fuse switchboard, Black rubber cable, electrical shocks from appliances, sockets, and switches; outlets and cords that get warm when in use; fuses that blow regularly and/or frequent power outages.
If a whole House Rewiring is more than you can contemplate, either because of the cost or the disruption, you can do it in stages. A home rewire is not a job for a DIYer; We all hate it when we ask someone this question and they say “it depends”. However, it really does. The cost of a house rewire has a number of factors to consider, including; size of house, quality of fittings installed (power plug points, lights, etc), accessibility of rewiring (basically can we easily get at the wires inside your walls from above or below, or is it extremely difficult). As an approximate reference you might find the following a useful guideline cost to rewire a house:
Basic House Rewiring cost: $3,000 to $4,000
Regular House Rewiring cost: $4,000 to $10,000
Advanced House Rewiring cost: $10,000+
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