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Question DetailsAsked on 7/7/2013

average price to rewire a house in forsyth county,nc

older house, in winter when using small heaters...breaker cuts different parts of the house.....sometimes
the breaker box is warm

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Rewiring a house can run $5-15,000 - commonly about $7-10K, so you should think about going a different route.

I would have find an electrician you trust (the inspection will give you a good first look if you go through it with him) to evaluate your current electrical capacity, and what your loads are. He should also look at the breaker box - it should not be noticeably warmer than the surrounding area.

I would then look at adding a secondary breaker box and feed from the main (which may require upgrading the main outdoor breaker capacity also), with new circuits just for the electric heaters. FAR cheaper to run a couple of new circuits for that than rewiring the entire house. Should not be too expensive - maybe $1000-2500 for a couple of circuits, and if you are flexible about where the electric heaters are to be located, can make running the circuit wires go a LOT quicker by taking the easy route. (Also minimizes the number of wall and ceiling holes to run the wires).

Of course, if you have aluminum circuit wiring (as opposed to main feed wires only), post-and-tube wiring, cloth-insulated wiring, or fuses rather than circuit breakers, then if you plan on living in the house a long time, perhaps a general upgrade would not be a bad idea.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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