Usually, when a homeowner needs wiring services, it is for a specific area of their home. However, there are times where an entire house can be in need of electrical rewiring. In these cases, the main question on homeowners’ minds is, “How much does an average home rewiring cost?”
To rewire an entire home, average costs can range from $6,000 to $30,000. If that seems like a huge range, well, that is because there are a variety of factors that can impact the cost of your home rewiring.
COST FACTORS THAT IMPACT HOME REWIRING
There are many variables that influence the cost of rewiring your home, ranging from the square footage of your home to what upgrades are needed. The most common factors you will encounter are as follows:
When an entire home is being rewired, there are many material cost factors that need to be accounted for when looking into the total cost. The most significant factor will be the size of the home that needs to be rewired, as that will influence the number of materials used. Beyond that, the actual materials used in rewiring your home may include:
- Amp service (includes a main switch, pole breakers, a meter socket, a GFCI outlet, breaker space in an electrical panel)
- New outlets (cost can vary depending on the type of outlet installed)
- New light switches or dimmers (costs are variable depending on the type of switch)
- Copper wiring (different copper wiring is used for most electrical systems than for large appliances)
- Lighting fixtures when applicable
Exactly what materials are needed will be discussed by our electricians before work begins so that you can approve and know the cost upfront.
A significant chunk of the cost of rewiring your home will come down to the electrician’s labor costs. Depending on the licensing level of the electrician—apprentice, journeyman, master—and how many electricians are working on your home rewiring, labor costs will be different.
For instance, here at HedgeHog Electric, we employ only licensed electricians. Not only does this insistence on licensing ensure a level of quality, but you can also be assured that your electrical work will be up to building code.
Square Footage Of Home
As mentioned in the section on material cost, the square footage of your home will impact your rewiring costs. The typical range of rewiring a home can range from $1.56 per foot to $3.75 per foot. However, that just covers the actual installation costs. Depending on the wiring, cost per foot can range from $6-$10 per foot.
Condition Of Current Electrical Fixtures
When you have your home rewired, you may need to replace more things than you expected. For one thing, your current light fixtures may not be compatible with the new wiring, which means you will need to have them replaced. The same goes for things like old two-prong outlets. So, when you get your home rewired, you may be looking at more replacements than you thought.
Accessibility Of Wiring
Naturally, a home undergoing renovation with opened up walls is far easier to rewire than a home where the drywall is intact—making the electrical wire far less accessible. If the electrician needs to cut through drywall—and later replace it—that can add to the cost of your home rewiring.
Upgrades To Amperage
Older homes often have lower amperage than modern homes. So, when you have your wiring replaced, you may need to upgrade the amps from 100 amps to 200 amps. This upgrade can add hundreds to the bottom line of your rewiring costs or more, depending on the size of your home.
WORK WITH HEDGEHOG ELECTRIC ON YOUR HOUSE REWIRING
If you live in Salt Lake City, down to Southern Utah, you don’t have to gamble when it comes to working with reliable electricians. Here at HedgeHog Electric, our teams of licensed, professional electricians have tackled electrical work ranging from simple light fixture installation to complete home rewiring.
Even better, you will never be surprised by the cost. After we provide you with an estimate on your electrical job, that bid will not change once you accept it. So, you will never have subtotal add-ons that hike up the price on your work.
To work with our team of professional electricians on your home rewiring project, please contact us today to set up your consultation!