Spring has just started and the days are noticeably lasting longer and warmer. For a handful of Colorado families, this means traveling to many of the states’ desirable hiking and camping destinations. While others may opt toward working on their homes instead. For those that are working on their properties, here are 7 Spring electrical projects to work on.
Electrical upgrades at home are one of the most tempting things to work on. However, they’re also the riskiest especially if sophisticated wireworks are involved and which should be operated by a licensed electrician in Colorado to ensure safety and enhanced quality of work.
Below are 7 fun spring electrical projects you should do with caution.
1- Painting Decks and Deco Lights Setup
One of the ways you can enjoy the season is by giving your deck a makeover. Depending on the scale of the upgrade, this is a job that will surely keep you busy as deck projects can last up to weeks. As for the paint, pastel colors go well with the sunlight. To make it look as beautiful and cozy day and night, you can opt for LED string lights decoration, which is in-style nowadays. For your string lights project, you will need 4-6 pieces of stripboards that are 8 ft long each or more depending on your deck’s size. Moreover, you will need screws, screw eyes, and paint. Fortunately, string lights decoration will not require too much electrical work but can give your outdoor space a fantastic makeover just as much.
2– Outdoor Lighting
Much like string lights decoration, you can work on illuminating your outdoor areas by finding inspiration from posts on Pinterest or Instagram. There’s a plethora of cool ideas!
You can still achieve awesome outdoor lighting with low-voltage lights. If you have no experience in the electrical field, this would be the safest path to take. Nonetheless, if you want to achieve a more-lit space, but you’re not confident that you can pull it off by yourself, a reliable Denver electrician is just a call away for a quality yet affordable outdoor lighting installation service.
3- Ceiling Fan Installation
Spring and summer are the warmest seasons and would be the best time to be reminded about how some areas of your home need a ceiling fan. Setting ceiling fans up is definitely something you can carry out on your own provided you have the tools and materials needed for it. However, as it comes with safety risks, you might want to call a professional ceiling fan installation service instead. ElectriCall is an Arvada electrician service that can carry out the job with the proper safety precautions.
4- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
History shows that the top cause of poisoning deaths in the USA is carbon monoxide, sending over 20,000 people to ER on average, yearly. Known as a silent killer because of its odorless, colorless, thus hard-to-detect nature, the dangers that the chemical compound poses push a lot of Colorado homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in their premises.
You can install one in your home too. However, it would still be best to entrust the job in the hands of a licensed electrician who can give you a reliable hard-wire device installation.
5- Hot tub Wiring
As hot tub wireworks are quite complicated and hazardous especially when it comes to connecting the tub to the power source, this more often than not requires the help of a hot tub wiring expert.
6- Surge Protection
Studies show that every year, lightning accounts for millions-worth of damage to appliances and infrastructure. This spring, you might as well turn your home surge-proof to save your electronic equipment from the same fate. However, an entire house surge protection entails a thorough assessment and inspection of the main power panel box. On that note, the job should be carried out with proper caution provided you have the materials needed and the knowledge to do it.
7- Outdoor GFCI Outlets
If your patio or terrace is short of exterior outlets, spring should be the perfect time to install more. The job is as easy as connecting a new wire to your existing interior outlet and installing your new outlet on the wall’s opposite side. If it requires complicated mounting and cutting of a boxed-size hole, the degree of wirework that needs to be done will also get affected.
The safest path to take if you’re planning on making any of these upgrades would be to hire a professional instead. For all your electrical service needs, do not hesitate to give us a call here at ElectriCall. For years, we have provided premium quality electrical services at a reasonable price. We are a team of certified electricians committed to ensuring your safety while getting your electrical projects done right. Call us today! We’ll be glad to answer your queries.