4 Electrical Improvements to Increase Your Home’s Value
If you’re preparing to put your house on the market, electrical upgrades are probably the last thing on your mind.
We get it: you’re staring down an endless list of sprucing-up tasks. You must roll out fresh paint and cover your toddler’s unauthorized sharpie art. Deep cleaning is also in order, lest a potential buyer peeks into those closets you’ve long since stopped using. And don’t forget the tools and leftovers that have piled up in your garage, all because you never know when you’ll need a belt sander or two-and-a-half feet of 2×4.
However, before you rule out electrical upgrades as unimportant, you should consider the impact they may have on your house sale. These wisely chosen upgrades can empower you to increase your asking price and make your home more attractive to those nosy would-be buyers.
Upgrade your electrical panel
Older homes often face a marketing disadvantage because they don’t have the electrical capacity of newer homes. If your panel hasn’t been upgraded, potential buyers may shy away. After all, they have plenty of devices to power, and they’d just as soon purchase a home that doesn’t require the hassle of an electrical upgrade. Your ROI for this upgrade will surely be significantly more than you pay for it.
Install a backup generator
British Columbians know all too well that power outages are likely to occur during winter storms. Give the next owner of your house peace of mind by installing a backup generator. They’ll appreciate this upgrade which increases both the convenience and the security of their home as they wait for BC Hydro to restore service.
Put in LED light fixtures
If you haven’t taken advantage of LED light fixtures, now is a great time to make that switch. Potential buyers are well aware of the energy and cost savings these upgrades will deliver. Plus, LED strip lighting allows you to illuminate your kitchens and bathrooms better, heightening their visual appeal.
Take advantage of smart technology
Open-house visitors will ooh and ahh over that fancy smart lock on your front door. Combine that with a smart thermostat, and you’ve got a strong chance of capturing their attention. These additions are not just gimmicky gadgets: they typically lead to energy savings and increased home security. (And if you’re honest, you’ve probably got this feature on your “must-have” list as you hunt for your next home!)
Hire Wireman Electric for your electrical upgrades
You may be thinking, “Man, those are some great ideas. But I just don’t have time to tackle them!” We have good news for you: you don’t have to.
Bring in the team at Wireman Electric. We will assess your home, recommend upgrades that will give you the best bang for your buck, and then deliver professional workmanship so you can focus on your other tasks.
Contact Wireman Electric today. We’re excited to provide expert electrical services to help you make the most of your upcoming house sale.