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Aluminum Wiring

It’s More than Out of Date. It’s Not Safe.

There’s not much about the early to mid-1970’s that’s still in vogue. There might be a movie or two that still grabs your attention, or maybe you’re a diehard Bee Gees fan. Into antique cars? Then maybe you have a Dodge Challenger, Datsun 240Z, or Mustang Boss in your garage awaiting a final restoration touch or two.

Well, aluminum wiring is popular during that same time. Not that people like you chose it over copper for your new home. It’s just what the building industry was using at the time for reasons of lower costs and resulting higher profits.

Aluminum Wiring Problems

Aluminum has several properties that make it inferior to copper wiring. Aluminum is a softer metal than copper. That makes it prone to damage during installation. Aluminum also expands when heater. Wire expansion and contraction can cause wire to loosen and move from under the screw holing it in place, thus causing overheating.

Another difference between aluminum and copper is oxidation. The layer that forms on copper conducts electricity easily, but aluminum oxide is a bad conductor of electricity, which also can lead to overheating.

Is Your Home Wired with Aluminum?

If your home was built in the late 1960’s to mid-1970’s, contact Bolt Electric to have your wiring inspected. If it is aluminum, we can either replace it or replace the aluminum connectors with copper. The latter process will save you money and provide the added safety we know you want.

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