Electrical Upgrades

Is Your Home Ready for "Beneficial Electrification"?

Beneficial electrification (or strategic electrification) is a term for replacing direct fossil fuel use (e.g., propane, heating oil, gasoline) with electricity in a way that reduces overall emissions and energy costs.

An Electrical Revolution Has Started!

Some Kalamazoo, MI, are homes are ready, some are just an electrical panel upgrade away. Other homes have very old wiring like knob and tube or fuse boxes that need to be rewired and updated to meet today’s safety compliance standards.

Better World Builders is here to review your existing wiring and electrical needs. From attics to the electric panel, we have the right team in place to ensure the proper wiring and electrical panel are in place to meet current or future needs to power heat pumps, induction stoves, generators, batteries, and solar panels and integrate them to function together in a safe and seamless manner.

Image of electrical knob and tube.
Image of Knob and Tube wiring.

Why Home Electrical Upgrades Are Important

These electrical upgrades in homes are important for a variety of reasons, including:

  1. Safety: One of the most important reasons to keep your electrical system up to date is for safety. Outdated or faulty wiring can cause electrical shocks, fires, and other hazards that put you and your family at risk. Upgrading your electrical system can help ensure that your home is as safe as possible.
  2. Energy efficiency: Electrical upgrades can also help you save money on your energy bills by improving the efficiency of your home's electrical system. For example, installing energy-efficient lighting and appliances can help you reduce your energy consumption and lower your energy bills. A newer electrical panel can be designed to work with energy-efficient devices and appliances, helping to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills.
  3. Increased functionality and capacity: Modern electrical panels can come with advanced features and options, such as circuit monitoring and remote access, that can improve the efficiency and convenience of the electrical system. For example, installing smart home devices can help you control your lights, appliances, and security systems from your smartphone or other mobile device. As homes and businesses add more electrical devices and appliances, the demand for electricity increases, and an outdated panel will not be able to keep up.
  4. Compliance with building codes: If you're planning to sell your home, you may need to make electrical upgrades to ensure that your home is up to code. Building codes are in place to ensure that homes are safe and meet certain standards, and failing to comply with these codes can make it difficult to sell your home. Potential buyers may be more interested in a property that has a modern, up-to-date electrical system.
  5. Home insurance: Electrical upgrades may also be required by your home insurance company to ensure that your home is properly insured. Some insurance companies may refuse to insure homes with outdated or faulty electrical systems, which can be a major problem if you need to make a claim.

Overall, electrical upgrades are important for the safety, efficiency, and functionality of your home. They can also help you comply with building codes and insurance requirements and may even increase the value of your home if you decide to sell it.

Image of old indoor electrical panel.
Image of new outdoor electrical panel.
Image of new indoor electrical panel.

Are you looking to make home performance improvements or electrical upgrades in your Kalamazoo, MI, area home to correct safety, comfort, energy efficiency and increase your home’s value? The place to start is by calling the team at Better World Builders today or submit an online inquiry from our website to book our Certified Home Performance Energy Audit, which includes an electrical inspection and so much more!

As a BPI Certified Home Performance Contractor, our Better World Builders Energy Audit qualifies homeowners for the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Tax Credits and that’s just where the savings start!

For more information, contact us at (269) 383-7862 or request service online today.

Need Electrical Upgrades?

Contact the experts at Better World Builders.

Call us at (269) 383-7862!