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Most homeowners remember their closing date like it was only yesterday! The average home buyer looks at eight or more properties before making an offer, and it’s always exciting when the search is finally over. But whether it’s your first home or your forever home, you probably had some renovations in mind from day one. When you’re ready to get started, our team at Gary Houston Electric is here to help you keep your projects on schedule and within your budget!

We’ve been the most trusted residential electrician in Little Rock for over four decades, and we’re always happy to answer your lighting design or electrical safety questions. We love helping Arkansas homeowners find ways to lower their utility costs, and we’re always ready to show you how affordable it is to invest in a KOHLER emergency generator for your home. Here are a few things to consider as you plan your home upgrades:

Know your limitations-You can find online tutorials that show you how to do just about anything, but most home renovations are best left to professionals. The money you save on DIY projects is a false economy if you have to call a contractor to fix your mistakes later.

Install and upgrade your home electrical outlets-Your home’s wiring should be inspected at least every 25 years, or sooner if your breakers trip frequently. It’s easy and inexpensive to replace your outdated two-prong outlets throughout your home and install outlets with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) in your kitchen, bathrooms, and outdoors. You can also install additional outlets with built-in surge protectors in your home office and entertainment areas and get rid of those unsightly power strips once and for all!

Replace older appliances-If you have any appliances approaching the end of their operational lifespan, you don’t have to wait until they go completely out of commission to replace them. The future is officially here, and Internet of Things (IoT) appliances enable you to control your thermostat and home lighting, monitor your security cameras, and even view the contents of your refrigerator, all from your smartphone or mobile device!

If you have any questions or need an electrician, contact us onlineor at 501-375-8330.

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