If you’re a weekend warrior and love to spend your spring days working on your home, you may wonder which electrical projects would be best to do. Remember, home electrical upgrades are a great investment for your property value, but they should also only be done by a professional electrician in O’Fallon MO.
1. Give Your Deck a Makeover
If your deck is looking old and tired, spring is a great time to give it a facelift. Clean, then paint or stain your deck and stairs for an instant refresh. Add landscape lighting around the deck as well, using a combination of string lights, spotlights and accent lights.
2. Add Outdoor Lighting
You can expand the lighting project to your whole property with low-voltage outdoor lights. Line your pathways, patios, driveways and pool with lighting that not only illuminates the way for guests for safety but highlights the beauty of your landscape.
3. Install a Ceiling Fan
Whether for your sunroom, den, or outdoor kitchen, spring is the perfect time to add some more ventilation into those areas of your property that tend to get a little stuffy. By relying on ceiling fans more, you can lessen your reliance on air conditioning, which can hike up your energy bills.
4. Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You should already have these, but if you don’t, now’s the time to replace or install them. Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because you can’t smell it, so don’t wait for an emergency to look into this important upgrade.
5. Add a Hot Tub
Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy a drink on a cool spring evening in your very own hot tub? These will have to be hard wired, so call an electrician for the job. It’s complicated and hazardous work, as it involves electricity and water, so don’t attempt to make the connection yourself.
6. Look Into Surge Protection
Lightning strikes and surges can lead to costly damage to your personal property such as TVs, appliances and laptops. Make your home surge-proof in order to save your expensive and fragile electronic equipment. Your electrician in St. Louis can install a whole house surge protection system after inspecting and assessing your electrical needs.
7. Install Outdoor GFCI Outlets
If your patio or terrace doesn’t have exterior outlets and you want them, this is a good project to tackle this spring. Again, a professional will have to install these outlets for safety reasons. It’s the best way to avoid electrical shock when using appliances outdoors or around water.
Contact Braco Electrical and Contracting
If you want to do any of these electrical projects this spring, contact us at 636-294-8562. Our licensed electricians in St. Louis would be happy to make these accommodations and more.