Currently, so much electricity is consumed by electronic devices that rewiring an entire home isn’t an insane idea, but exactly how much does whole house wiring cost?
There are multiple factors that influence how much electrical wiring will cost, but let’s begin with the warning signs that your electrical system will give to you that indicate rewiring is necessary.
There are several warning signs that can signal that rewiring is necessary.
If your electrical system is repeatedly blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers, then it’s likely an old or faulty system that needs to be replaced.
Lights that appear to constantly dim or flicker suggest that the wiring should be redone. Further, if light bulbs are frequently burning out in shorter lifespans than they are supposed to, this could be a sign that the wiring needs to be replaced.
If outlets or switches produce any sort of spark when an appliance is plugged or unplugged or the switch is flipped, then you should heavily consider rewiring.
Further, if any outlets are covered in a strange black coating, have scorch marks, or even have smoke coming from the outlet, then you need to look into immediate rewiring for your safety and everybody in the household.
All the signs that indicate rewiring is necessary must be followed with caution. These can be extreme safety hazards to the home and all those in it.
Factors That Impact Whole House Wiring Cost
As you would likely expect, there are multiple factors that influence the cost that it takes to wire or rewire your entire home.
One of the main factors that impact the cost of adding or replacing electrical wiring is the size of the home and age of the home.
Depending on how large the home is that is being rewired, the number of rooms needing rewired increases, and then the amount of material and labor required to complete the job also increases.
Additionally, there could be code requirements and specific wiring methods that are needed in order to complete the installation. Because of the specialty wiring skills, the cost will be increased.
Smaller homes are considered to be anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet. To rewire these homes entirely, the costs can run from $10,000 to $20,000.
Homes that are 3,000 square feet or more will cost anywhere between $25,000 and $40,000 to be rewired.
Of course, these rates are subject to change depending on where you live, the number of rooms that need rewiring, and the number of materials and labor going into this project.
Do I Have To Rewire My Entire Home?
It’s very possible that you only need a portion of your home rewired rather than the entire home.
If the warning signs for needing rewiring mentioned previously are only occurring in a very localized area in the home, then it may be possible to just rewire that area rather than the entire home.
Cost of Partial Home Rewiring
Similar to the cost of entire home rewiring, there are factors that will influence whether the cost of rewiring is lower or higher.
If the portion of your home needing rewired is a small portion, such as a single room, the overall cost is going to be a lot cheaper than an entire home with nine rooms needing rewiring.
The number of rooms or areas that need to be rewired will affect the cost, so the fewer rooms, the cheaper the rewiring cost.
I Want to Find Out The Cost Of My Whole House Wiring!
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