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3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Electrician for Your Room Addition

Electrical-AdditionDo you have big plans for your Kansas City home in 2015? If you’re planning a big addition, or just adding on a room, make sure you hire a local electrician along with a local contractor. Hiring a professional electrician will give you the best results and help you avoid the “shoulda, woulda, coulda” problem after the job is done. Here are a few areas where your electrician’s expertise will make a big difference.

New Outlets

You will obviously need to add several new outlets to your addition. Not only will you need them for necessities like lamps and televisions, but you’ll want some free outlet space to charge phones and other electronic devices. The electricians at Fusion Electric can tell you how many outlets you’ll need and make suggestions you may not have thought of like putting outlets in drawers, the floor, or adding electrical outlets with built in USB ports.

New Light Fixtures & Switches

Also, make sure you’re thinking about the type of lighting or lighting fixtures you’d like to have in your new space. This will determine where the electrical hook ups are placed, and what type needs to be wired into the room. Also, when you add light switches in the room, if you want a dimmer switch, you’ll want to let them know. . If you think you’ll be using LED light bulbs in your new space, they don’t sync well with traditional dimming switches. But, there is good news. A Fusion Electric electrician can install specially formatted LED dimming switches.

An Upgraded Panel

Lastly, keep in mind that a larger addition might put more of a strain on your home’s electrical panel. Sometimes this requires that you upgrade your existing panel for a model that can withstand a larger electrical load. A properly trained electrician should be able to correctly assess your home’s electrical needs for you.

Make sure your electrical system is installed properly and you won’t have any regrets by hiring a professional electrician. For any residential electrical service needs call Fusion Electric at (913) 563-7975.