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Electrician Pound Ridge

Electrician Pound Ridge

Electricians for the Twenty-first Century
The hills and valleys around Pound Ridge, NY have been inhabited for centuries before Europeans arrived. The Native American Wappinger tribe lived peacefully in a number of settlements throughout the region, and they shared the land with Dutch and English settlers beginning in the early 17th century, about 1620. Not all evidence of these early populations is gone; some live on as historic structures that have stood since the Colonial Era and continue to serve its inhabitants in the 21st century.
Gaslight sconces astride the fireplace mantle; push-button wall switches (one button for “on”—one button for “off”); fabric-wrapped wire insulation—some of the charming period touches of an historic home, perhaps unfortunately. Renovators and preservationists are keen to update and restore period electrical fixtures when working in an historic building to keep the integrity of the original design of the building, and it may be required work under local landmark preservation laws. But beyond rewiring period fixtures, replacing “period electrical wiring” is more than a method of repurposing an historic detail. It is an important, responsible, even life-saving endeavor when updating, renovating, or restoring an historic property.
Rewiring an Historic Home
We are so much more dependent on electricity in our modern lives, and we demand a lot of the electrical systems in our home. It’s obvious that a hard-wired electrical system from the middle of the last century, or maybe decades earlier, won’t be able to handle the load. More alarmingly, overloading an outdated or antiquated electrical system poses a significant fire hazard to the structure. It’s obvious that when renovating a period structure, electrical usage needs to be carefully considered in terms of today’s usage and future demand. But how can a layman understand the science of electrical loads, outlet and switch placements, circuits and zones, ground fault interrupters, and more? A knowledgeable and experienced electrician who has worked on historic buildings is a resource who quickly can bring you up to speed with information while advising you on how to bring your electrical system up to date.
Knowledge and Experience
Whether it’s a home renovation, installing new light fixtures or an emergency call, choosing the right electrician to work with is just as important as choosing the right contractor. You need a company you can trust to work professionally, knowledgeably, and responsibly when restoring or updating your historic home or structure. The experienced professionals at Effective Electric are always happy to provide free, detailed written estimates, which we’re happy to discuss with you step by step. We’ll show you how, with the proper planning, your electrician can help you design, install, and maintain an electrical system that is capable of handling today’s demands as well as tomorrow’s.
Think about the state of your home’s electrical wiring. It doesn’t have to be “historic” to be “ancient.” Do you experience frequent blown circuit breakers? Brown outs? Overloaded outlets?