Wiring Garages

The garage electrical system is just as important as any other room in your home. Wiring your garage properly can allow you to set up a shop with power tools than can be used on demand, or allow you to have extra appliances like refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, and dryers. Locating these large appliances in your garage can free up extra square footage in your home to be used for another purpose.

Making upgrades to your garage electrical system is usually easier than other parts of the house because the garage is where the mail electrical panel is usually located. If this is the case, the amount of wire needed will be less than if you had to run it to another area of the house. Some garages might not even have drywall, so access to the space needed for electrical wire is generally good.

Another area of your garage electrical that can be upgraded is the lighting. Older garages may be dark and dim because they lack sufficient lighting. If you are ready to brighten your garage, and make it more useful as a shop, work space, or craft area, adding fluorescent lighting overhead can make your garage a more attractive and useful space. A properly lighted garage will get used more often.

Eastlake Electric can help on your garage electrical remodel. Our residential electrical designers will take a look at your wish list and draft up a plan that suits your home and make the garage a more useful space. Give us a call today, and let’s take a look at how we can improve your home’s garage area for the better.