With modern technology and the demand for electricity, it is important to look after all the electrical hardware in the home including the hub and all wiring. There are many indicators as to when you should get your home rewired however, most people put it off because they think it will be too expensive. In reality, rewiring your home won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Why you should get a professional to rewire your home
It’s not the best idea to rewire your home on your own. You risk electrical fires, short circuits and damaging your hardware if all components aren’t properly installed. Australian standards are constantly changing with new techniques being used in newer homes. A professional electrician will be up to date with all current regulations and techniques to ensure your property is correctly rewired.
How much does it cost?
There are a few components to a home rewiring including:
- A professional Electricians hourly rate which can range from $70 to $120 an hour
- A new switchboard which are between $700 to $800
- If cabling is required it can range from $2000 to $3000
All up, you’re looking at a total cost of around $5000 for you home to be re-wired. Each elecrician is different in terms of skill level, expertise, man power and experience so this price can differ. Each home is different in terms of size, amount of rooms, electrical needs and so on. No electrician will give you a firm quote until they have inspected your property.
What does the cost to rewire a house include?
Rewiring a house is the process of removing old electrical wiring and replacing it with new fires which are durable and up to code. Depending on your type of panel, electrical needs and age of your system, this may also entail some upgrades like new powerpoints or sockets.
When a home originally has electrical wiring installed, they go in before the walls so you can’t see wires sticking out. Once the walls are put in and the home is finished, this makes rewiring very difficult. In most cases, electricians can pull old wires through existing holes and thread new wires through. More often than not, your electrician will need to make small holes to thread new wires to difficult to reach spots.
How long does it take to rewire a home?
Depending on the size of the job and experience of your electrician it can take as little as a few days to as long as a few weeks. Trusting an experienced and professional electrician will decrease the amount of time it takes as they may have completed a fair few jobs in the past. Ask your electrician what experiene they have in rewiring a home. In the quote they provide you, they should specify how long the job will take.
Trusting a professional electrician to rewire your home will ensure you pay a reasonable price for your home to be rewired in an efficient time frame. Our team at PWR OUT ELECTRICAL are experienced in rewiring homes and can provide accurate free quotes to get your jobs started now. Speak to our friendly team of accredited electricians to get your home rewired.