In recent years, the average American household has doubled its use of electricity. Because some older homes weren’t built to handle the increased electrical load, it’s important for homeowners to periodically check their wiring to determine whether it can safely carry the increased load. Signs of overloaded wiring include:

  • Frequently blown fuses
  • Tripped breaker switches
  • Slow heating appliances

If you think your wiring may need updating, remember to deal only with licensed, reputable contractors.