• Howard Gallagher

What Does A Home Warranty Cover For Electrical System Coverage?

Updated: May 18

Electricity makes life easier for homeowners . It powers the majority of your home. Your home’s electrical system is full of complex components. In older homes some of these components are out of date and may your home more at risk for electrical hazards. If there is an electrical issue , it should be addressed by a technician as soon as possible. Here is an overview of Electrical System Coverage from Global Home Protection.

Electrical System Facts

Almost all electrical repairs and replacements should be completed by a licensed and bonded electrician . It is extremely dangerous to attempt your own electrical repairs. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, Electrical systems contribute to over 55,000 fires every year. The average U.S. home uses 11,000 kWh of electricity every year. Electricity travels in closed loops called “circuits.” It must have a complete path before the electrons can move. If a circuit is open, electrons can’t flow.

Signs You May Have An Electrical Issue

Common issues are loose connections, worn-out or obsolete materials and burnt odors. There is a distinct smell when electrical wiring goes faulty. It has been described as burnt rubber smell. Arc faults happen when a circuit malfunctions. They are know to cause electrical fires. Flickering light fixtures can be troublesome. If there is a power surge or multiple appliances using the same outlet then that may be the cause.

What is included in Electrical System Coverage ?

We offer comprehensive coverage for electrical systems. This includes wiring,outlets, panels , and switches. Wiring to your home’s electrical system is like the pipes in your plumbing system. The wiring ensures power from the grid goes in your home quickly and safely. An electrical panel takes the electricity from the grid and feeds that electricity through fuses and circuit breakers to different parts of your home. Switches turn the electricity on and off to your light fixtures.

Average Cost To Repair /Replace Electrical System Without Home Warranty

Electrical System repairs or replacements can be expensive depending on the work that needs to be done. New wiring can cost anywhere from. $500 to $2000. According to Angie’s List, the cost to repair or replace an entire electrical panel could cost between $500 and $1,300.Keep in mind with a home warranty plan all you pay is a service call fee for any repair or replacements.