Should I Upgrade My Electric if I’m Remodeling?

Now more than ever, with people spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, remodeling projects are all the rage. Often transforming spaces to home offices and being inspired by the designer kitchens, baths, entertainment rooms, and more seen on popular HGTV remodeling shows, they’re also asking, “Should I upgrade my electric?”.

But if you’re transforming the look of your property, should you also be upgrading your electrical service? The answer is: it depends.

Upgrading your electrical system is often most cost-effective if it’s done in coordination with a remodeling project. For that reason alone, it’s surely something you should consider, especially if you’re working on your bathroom, kitchen, a home office, an entertainment room or addition, or if you can’t remember the last time your home had its electrical system upgraded.

Age of your Property

If you’re remodeling an older home, it’s quite possible that your space is due for an electrical upgrade. Over the years and decades, our electrical demands have surely increased. Think about the technology you use now versus what you may have used 10 years ago. Also, consider that building codes determining how electrical work is performed in homes have evolved over time. If your property is not up to code, it may require an electrical upgrade to make it such, as well as to keep it safe and running efficiently.


Adding an electrical upgrade to a remodeling project makes a lot of sense if the system requires an upgrade or will due to the remodel you have planned. Doing the two simultaneously saves time and eliminates inconveniences like having to re-open walls and panels at a later date. It’s also a money-saver. Another benefit is that you can ensure your electrical upgrade is compatible with any new appliances, tools, and office systems you’re looking to install at your property.

We Can Help

Upgrading an electrical system is a job best handled by professionals. We’d be happy to help with your project. Our company’s number one priority is creating the highest level of trust and integrity with our clients. We value honesty in our pricing and in our work. Reach out to Stevens Electric in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, by visiting our contact page or by calling 610-316-9998 and we’ll be happy to schedule a time to give you a free estimate. We are a family business and pride ourselves on the personal attention we give to each project.