In 2023, the most requested electrical services continue to reflect the evolving needs of homeowners and businesses. Here’s a closer look at the key factors driving the most requested electrical services in the past year. We foresee that will continue to be in high demand in 2024.

Smart Home Installations

Smart home installations, including the setup of smart lighting, thermostats, and security systems, are particularly in high demand as people seek to enhance convenience and efficiency. This technology has become an integral part of modern living, and its demand will continue to soar in 2024. Let us not forget about the voice-activated assistants that can save us all some time and troubleshooting. If installed properly, smart home installations can turn into energy-saving for the long run.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation

As the world moves towards sustainable transportation, the demand for electric vehicles has surged. We have seen an upward trend for the past decade, but the past few years are at an all-time high for EV chargers. Homeowners who have an EV car find that investing in a home charging station provides huge savings in time and money. Ultimately, the convenience of charging an electric vehicle overnight is crucial to allow people to continue to spend time on what matters during the day.

The electricians are tasked with ensuring safe and efficient installations. This often involves dedicated circuits and compliance with local regulations. This installation is usually easy on the newer homes. Many of the older homes we see require a meter upgrade and/or installing a 240 V outlet.

Rewiring and Electric Panel Upgrades

As mentioned above, older homes often require upgrades to their electrical panels. Sometimes rewiring is needed due to outdated wiring systems, need for more electrical load, or even some safety concerns. Upgraded panels can accommodate the power needs of modern households, support additional circuits for new appliances, and enhance overall electrical reliability. 

Electrical Upgrades to Allow Working from Home

Electrical upgrades to allow you to work from home encompass a little bit of what has been described in the previous paragraphs – new wiring, add outlets, upgrade the panel or meter, install light fixtures or specific features to make it more a “smart home”. Anything that electricity can do to save time to a human is explored here.  We have received the most random requests, it usually involves pulling wire to create a new circuit to power a light, fan, or appliance that is now needed to make the designated area a work area.

Backup Solutions 

Backup solutions are a growing request, especially from work places and commercial businesses. In an era marked by extreme weather events and occasional power outages, business see the importance to keep everything working how it is supposed to in an event of electrical failure. Moreover, it is important to keep the electrical devices protected from any electrical event/fire, and keep data stored/saved. This includes the installation of generators, battery storage systems, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units. These services ensure continuity during power interruptions, safeguarding critical systems like medical equipment, security systems, and refrigeration.

We predict that he new year 2024 will continue to bring us a focus on energy efficiency, remote work adaptations, and backup power solutions. Providing homeowners and employees with the best work and living space is a challenge we love taking. Top Electrician Santa Barbara is all about sustainability practices to provide cutting-edge solutions for their clientele.