There are a few wiring system options when upgrading or installing. Aluminum and silver are commonly used among home builders and many electricians. Many industry professionals are recommending copper for their electrical wiring in recent years, however. Consider using copper, whether you are freshly building a custom home, or you simply need a rewiring done for an older home. Today, we at Peterkin Electric would like to discuss the benefits of copper wiring.
Copper Wiring is Highly Durable & Flexible
The electrician bends, twists, and manipulates the wiring during the installation process in order to get the electrical wiring to fit in tight places and maneuver around obstacles. Particularly when compared to other options, copper is very flexible and can take on a new shape rapidly and easily. Unlike copper, other wire has a tendency to get brittle or lose integrity as it is bent and twisted. The copper stays in place giving you less worry when needing repairs or adjustments for the years ahead.
Copper is a Good Conductor of Electricity
Being carried to the various locations, electrical wires will conduct the electricity. However, not all materials can conduct electricity equally. The silver and aluminum are both capable of conducting electricity and the copper just does it more efficiently. The electric system in your home performs better than it would with other options because copper is the best conductor.
Copper remains secure over time. Copper stays in place during the installation, where the others, over time, will slip out of place as mentioned earlier. It can lead to serious hazardous conditions as well as eventually replacement if the wire is not secure as it can be an added expense along with repairs that might be needed.
High Melting Point of Copper
An additional concern is the wires’ melting point. Being significantly reduces the likelihood of such an event taking place copper’s melting point is far high. When the power surges are especially high, the wiring typically melts. Many electricians prefer to use the copper because of this safety issues.
Copper Wiring in Highly Compatible
Maximizing the performance of appliances, copper is compatible with the wiring in most appliances, and modern appliances, are commonly manufactured with copper wiring as well. Making them a safety hazard, whereas the copper is, making it safer other options may not be compatible with some appliances.
Easy Copper Wiring Installation
With the copper wiring does not develop oxides on the surface since copper can be bent and fit around obstacles more readily and can be pulled through tight spaces with ease. Making the overall installation process simpler for electricians, copper is easier to strip than other options as well.
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Call in the professionals of Peterkin Electric and let our experienced and certified electricians get your home wired with copper wiring when your home requires a rewiring, or you are building a home. Contact Peterkin Electrical today when you need quality and efficiency for your electrical services and let our professionals take care of you.