For more than two decades, GEN3 Electric & HVAC has served as Philadelphia’s friendly neighborhood electrician for old home rewiring and renovations.
An electrical contractor on our professional team will evaluate the knob and tube writing in your home and provide recommendations for every budget. We complete countless whole-house rewiring services each year and have mastered the technique of making our rewire process the best in the industry. You can be assured that GEN3 Electric & HVAC always meets or exceeds current code standards.
Old wiring, such as aluminum wiring, can be dangerous and cause a fire hazard in your home. Fortunately, our licensed electricians are experienced and knowledgeable, so you can trust that the job is done right.
You can trust our team to be right by your side — from the first consultation to the final inspection and sign-off. We’re here to make sure you have peace of mind knowing that your home is safe and up to code. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your whole house rewiring services. It’s a pleasure for us to be able to help modernize your home!
The term “knob and tube” (K&T) describes an obsolete method of wiring which dates back to the 1880s and was widely used through the 1940s. Knob and tube wiring was originally designed for electric lighting and considered a passing fad that would likely be too expensive compared to the widely used gas lighting of the day.
This type of electrical wiring consists of two conductors (hot and neutral) with no grounding that is stretched and secured along the wood beams by porcelain “knobs” and routed through porcelain “tubes” that were drilled through holes in the beams to keep the conductors away from contacting the wood and prevent overheating the walls.
Having knob and tube wiring in your home is no laughing matter. This type of system has no capability of grounding and is easily overloaded by modern electrical products in your home. Additionally, one of the most significant dangers of knob and tube wiring is the risk of fire. Knob and tube wiring has become outdated due to the high risk of insulation fire. When the wiring’s insulation breaks down, it can spark and cause a fire. That’s why it’s important to schedule a knob and tube removal as soon as possible.
There is no acceptable or safe method for repairing K&T wiring to make it support modern requirements without replacing the wiring system. For this reason, many insurance companies will no longer offer coverage for homes with knob and tube wiring.
Luckily, our team can handle your knob and tube or aluminum wiring replacement with ease. Our licensed electricians will make sure you receive the best possible solution with quality workmanship, no matter your needs or standards.
Though scheduling a whole house rewiring may seem like an overwhelming task, it’s worth considering as an investment. There are various reasons why you may want to update your electrical system.
For instance, if you’re planning any major renovations, you should expect to need additional electrical and power requirements. In fact, it’s an excellent time to update your old knob and tube or aluminum wiring, as the walls are already open. Not only will you be able to handle the increased power loads from the renovations, but you’ll also put your mind at ease knowing your electrical system is safer and up-to-date.
Are your electrical outlets not working correctly? Have you noticed that your lights are flickering or breakers keep tripping? These issues could indicate that there’s a problem with your home’s electrical wiring. If you have continued problems, it’s time to call in a professional to troubleshoot and diagnose the issue. Whole house rewiring may be the solution to the root cause, meaning the electrical problems you’ve experienced in the past may no longer be an issue.
While rewiring your home isn’t a small undertaking, it’s an investment that can offer you peace of mind. Whether you’re improving your home’s safety, upgrading your electrical service, or accommodating your needs, a professional electrician can help walk you through the process.
Updating your home’s knob and tube or aluminum wiring has many benefits that can save you money and protect your property.
At GEN3 Electric & HVAC, we understand the importance of finding the right solution for your home rewiring. With years of experience within the industry, we are able to assess your home and come up with the best solution to meet your needs. Our team of certified technicians can supply you with the peace of mind required to enjoy your home worry-free.
Don’t let the cost of whole house rewiring stop you from getting the service you need. We also offer financing options that are tailored to meet your budget.
We want each of our customers to feel confident in the solutions they receive from us. That’s why our knob and tube removal and rewiring solutions come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Whether you need a new electrical panel or want to upgrade your aluminum wiring, we stand behind our work, and our warranties provide you with the peace of mind you need to enjoy your home for years to come.
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Contact us to schedule your home rewiring services in Philadelphia, PA!