If you’re fortunate enough to get a nice tax refund this year, you may be wondering what you should do with it. Sure, it would be fun to take a vacation, buy some clothes or go out for an expensive night on the town. But we suggest reinvesting that money back into your home to make electrical improvements.
Not only will you get a more efficient, brighter, safer and more electronically-capable home, these improvements will also increase your property value. Here are the smartest home electrical improvements you can apply your tax return dollars to.
Upgrade the Electrical Panel
If you have an older home, or you’re noticing flickering lights and other electrical safety issues, it may be time to upgrade your electrical panel. That old panel may not be doing a good job of keeping pace with your modern family’s electrical demands. Call an O’Fallon MI electrician to perform this necessary upgrade.
Update Kitchen Lighting
Kitchen remodels are one of the best ways to spend your tax return, particularly when it comes to upgrading the lighting. Just a few fixture updates can make a huge difference in the safety and functionality of your kitchen.
In addition to the lighting system, you can update old outlets, switches and other wiring problems at the same time. If your microwave often blows the breaker or you can’t use the toaster and microwave at the same time, these are key electrical issues that should be addressed to keep your kitchen running safely.
It may be time to remove old appliances and replace them with high-efficiency, energy-saving appliances.
Exterior Lighting Updates
Upgrading your exterior light fixtures as well as security lighting will not only make your home more visible and safe at night, it will improve your property value and act as a burglar deterrent.
Whether you plan to sell your home soon or you plan to stay put for a long time, you should use your tax return to invest in long-needed electrical repairs and upgrades. You’ll save money in the long term while boosting your home’s safety.
Overall, it’s important to ensure your home’s electrical systems are up-to-date and compliant with recent electrical codes. Being a responsible homeowner starts with a call for a free consultation and quote from one of Hazelwood MO’s premier electricians.
Contact Braco Electrical and Contracting, St Charles & O'fallon, MO
If you have been thinking about investing this year’s tax return on home electrical improvements, our Ballwin MO electricians can help you determine which ones take priority. Let us come to your home for an inspection and consultation so we can make suggestions on smart upgrades to stretch your tax return dollar. Just contact us at 636-294-8562.