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My house is wired with aluminum wire. Would you recommend rewiring the home with copper wire?

In most cases
In some cases
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Question: My house is wired with aluminum wire. Would you recommend rewiring the home with copper wire?
Top Answer (36% of 25 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: There are other methods of remediating the problem instead of rewiring the entire house
LVC Electric inc
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: This is a topic of much debate. Depending on what type of aluminum is used, there is nothing inherently unsafe about it. But every connection and wire nut needs to be inspected and potentially redone with considerably more expensive materials. Sometimes the price difference is relatively small to rewire.
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: old of house and condition of wire
Electrical Services Inc.
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Dependent upon expense but at least replace switches and receptacles due to the contraction and expansion of the wire due to heating and cooling which can loosen connections over time and cause arcing faults
My Electrician
Answer: Always
Explanation: electricity causes wiring to expand and contract this happens more with aluminum and can cause fires
Advanced Electrical and Energy
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Unless you are experiencing issues with your electrical system, there is no need to change from aluminum to copper wiring. If the aluminum wiring is installed correctly and maintained then it will last for years.
Seabreeze Electric
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If the house is wired with aluminum and you never had any problems with the wiring. it is "probably" better to leave it, and add other electrical safety devices for better protection. Otherwise it is recommended to rewire the home with copper wiring.
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