New Electrical Wiring
Electrical wiring for house & office
The cost to rewire a house can vary depending on the size of the house and the type of electrical wiring used. However, it’s generally more expensive to rewire a house than it is to wire a new construction. This is because existing homes usually have outdated wiring that needs to be replaced. Replacing old electrical wiring can be a time-consuming and difficult process, so it’s important to hire a professional electrician if you’re thinking about rewiring your home.
What type of wiring is common in new installations?
Not all electrical wiring is created equal. The type of wiring common in new buildings depends on the electrical service capacity and the code requirements in the location where the building is erected. In most cases, electrical wiring for new construction falls into one of three categories: nonmetallic (NM) cable, armored cable, or metal-clad (MC) cable. NM cable is the most common type of electrical wiring used in modern homes.
It consists of two or more individual wires wrapped inside a protective plastic sheathing and can carry more electrical current than either armored or MC cable. The increased current-carrying capacity of NM cable makes it ideal for use in high-demand electrical circuits, such as those used for air conditioning and major appliances.
In contrast, armored and MC cables are typically used in commercial and industrial applications where the electrical service demand is lower, but the risk of physical damage to the wiring is higher. These types of cables are generally not used in residential applications.
Depending on the electrical system’s voltage, what may use NM cable for both 120-volt and 240-volt service. It is important to follow all local codes and regulations when installing NM cables.
What are the types of wiring systems?
Electrical wiring is any electrical installation in a building. For example, the wiring in your house or office. The main types of electrical wiring are:
-Casing and Capping Wiring: This is the most common type of electrical wiring. It involves running wires through plastic or metal tubes (casings) and then connecting them with electrical tape (capping).
-Cleat Wiring: This type of electrical wiring involves attaching wires to wooden cleats. Cleat wiring is often used in older homes and office buildings.
-Batten Wiring: This type of electrical wiring involves attaching wires to metal strips (battens). Batten wiring is often used in industrial settings.
-Conduit Wiring: This type of electrical wiring involves running wires through metal or plastic conduit. Conduit wiring is often used in commercial buildings. If you’re planning on doing any electrical work in your home or office, knowing which type of electrical wiring is right for you is important. If you’re unsure, for more information, contact us.