Aluminum wiring dates back to the late 1940’s. It became most popular during the Vietnam war when copper was in high demand and builders needed an alternative solution to meet the growing home building demand of the 1960’s.
Although aluminum wiring seems to be a great alternative conductor to copper wiring, over time it proved to be problematic if not properly installed. One of several problems aluminum wiring has is what’s known as cold creep. Aluminum is a more thermally reactive conductor than copper, it expands when exposed to high temperatures and it contracts during colder temperatures. During this process over time the wires loosen at the wire connection compromising conductivity. Losing this connection can cause fires and electrical failures as the electricity is still actively flowing though the aluminium conductors.
If your home or soon to be home has aluminum wiring and you have questions regarding how to address the issue, please do not hesitate to give us a call today and one of our professional electricians can discuss your concerns with you and/or schedule an appointment for an electrical evaluation. Have peace of mind knowing your home’s electrical system is safe.
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