New Year’s Electrical Resolutions

Don’t overlook your home’s electrical system when it comes to making a list of New Year's resolutions. With the busy holiday season behind you and the weather trapping you indoors, now is a perfect time to look back on the things you noticed that you would have liked to have had to make things more comfortable, convenient, and classy.

Start With Safety

The safety of your home, its contents, and its inhabitants takes precedence over all other considerations.

The holidays are when your electrical system sees some of its highest demands. Extra lighting, cooking, and entertainment all add to your electricity use and you may notice weaknesses in your system. If you had any occurrences of breakers tripping, lights flickering, or inconvenient/insufficient outlets during the holidays, now is a good time to assess your home’s electrical system and plan for upgrades to make it more functional—and safer—in the months and years to come.

Adding Convenience and Comfort

If you found yourself constantly searching for more outlets or using extension cords, it’s time to consider adding more outlets to places like your kitchen and other workspaces.

Many older homes were built at a time when there were fewer countertop and desktop appliances in use. From blenders and air fryers to home office and entertainment centers, your kitchen, family room, and home office may suffer from a lack of outlets, leading to risky practices like putting too many things on a single outlet.

Most homes have 15-20-amp branch circuits that may support additional outlets and adding them is relatively simple and inexpensive. But older homes may not have enough power to support the increased load. A professional electrician can assess your home’s electrical service and make recommendations to suit your needs.

Lighting Can Make a Difference

Your kitchen is a workspace just like an office or shop. Task and undercabinet lighting make the work more precise, and safer. And like adding outlets, adding workspace lighting can make the job easier. If you find yourself working in the shadows of overhead lighting, task lighting is your solution.

Adding dimmers and spot lighting to living and entertainment areas lets you control the mood and comfort without the bother of constantly switching lights and lamps off and on. Get ideas online or let a lighting pro guide you. And be sure the electrical work is done by a licensed professional to keep things safe and up to code.

Need Help? Give Us a Call

Today’s homes are more than places to eat and sleep. They’re complex structures with sophisticated climate, plumbing, and electrical systems. Let the pros at Allstar Electrical Services guide you through the intricacies—and possibilities—of making your home as convenient, comfortable, and safe as possible.

Our Residential Maintenance Audit will assess your home’s electrical system and identify areas that need attention. With that information in hand, we can offer suggestions on upgrades and additions that make the year ahead electrifying for you and your family.

We offer the expert, licensed electrical work that any homeowner needs, from minor repairs and additions to remodeling and circuit panel upgrades that meet the demands of the modern home. Our Kitchen Remodeling Services make your kitchen more convenient and safer for the years to come.

The pros at Allstar deliver the expertise and quality results you expect and deserve. We work with you or your contractors to ensure your work is done right, on budget and on schedule.

We’ve served Colorado’s Front Range for over 20 years, are top-rated by the Better Business Bureau, and are a recommended contractor by Angi’s Home Advisor®. So whatever your electrical needs may be, call Allstar Electrical Services at 303.399.7420 or visit our website to request an estimate or set up an appointment.