Upgrading a panel and rewiring a home is a large job, and the cost is usually less expensive that the price to repair a home due to an electrical fire. Electrical fires are very common with old wiring and outdated panels. The upgrade and rewiring cost will depend on a number of factors including:
The larger the home, the more the rewiring job will and panel upgrade will cost. More square footage will require more materials, power output and work. Size is considered when estimating for a rewire job and selecting an upgraded panel that can handle the power necessary to keep the home powered.
Methods Used to Access Wiring
There are various ways to rewire a home. One option is to remove drywall and access the wires all at once, however, this method is invasive, expensive, and time consuming. A less expensive option is to make small, strategic cuts in the walls, ceiling, and floor.
Quality of New Materials
High quality material will last longer, and can support a wide range of appliances. This is also a great opportunity to install a few upgrades, like USB outlets, additional power sources or new light fixtures. All upgrades will also impact the cost of rewiring and panel upgrades.
One of the biggest factors in the cost of rewiring and panel upgrades is the electrician that is hired. Fast Handy Electric offers free estimates and more than 20 years of experience with a commitment to customer satisfaction.