Whether you live in an old house, a home that needs additional outlets or electrical appliances, or you want to add something special to your property, rewiring the home becomes a must. The cost to rewire a house will depend on several factors, so you should evaluate what is needed to be performed and then get an estimate.
Of course, you should consider whether rewiring is necessary or not. Before you jump to the conclusion that rewiring is a must, here are a few tips to follow.
Does Your Home Need Rewiring?
Condition of Current Wiring: Is your wiring experiencing shorts or outlets that do not work? Does your home have a history of electrical issues? Are the circuit breakers tripping frequently? Are switches or outlets warm to the touch?
Outlets: Look at the outlets to see if they are new or old. Can you plug in any standard device you want into the outlets?
Extensions: Are you putting outlet expansions or extension cords in many parts of your home? Do you have a room that cannot handle all the electrical devices you have in place?
Inspection: You should think about having an electrician inspect your home to evaluate the condition of the wiring itself. The inspection may reveal that you only need a few small changes which may save you considerably over a complete rewiring effort.
What to Consider?
Whatever the reason you want to rewire your home, you will need to understand the extent that the rewiring job will take. Are you adding a couple new outlets, or do you need to strip out and replace all the wiring in the home? What follows are a few tips that will help:
- Age of your home
- Access to the wiring
- Type of wire and other materials used
- Small project or large project
- One room or entire home
- Can the wiring be pulled through the conduits or will the walls need to be opened?
- How long it will take to do the job
The bigger the job, the greater the cost to rewire a house. For small houses, a total rewiring effort may run from $2,000 to $3,000. While larger homes may run from $8,000 up to $20,000 or more. The added cost is not just from the size, but also from the age and access to the wiring. If you have a really old home with really old wiring, then it means more than just new wires will have to be installed.
Plus, the bigger the home, the more labor it will take to get the job accomplished. A complete rewiring effort may be quite expensive. Or, there may be alternatives that accomplish what you want for a fraction of the cost.
Keep in mind that the cost to rewire a house can vary considerably depending on numerous factors. It is best to get an estimate first from an electrician to see just how much you will need to pay to successfully rewire your home.
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