How Much Does It Cost to Re-Wire a House

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Unlike other more visible home renovations and repairs, rewiring your home isn’t the most visually obvious of projects. But that doesn’t mean it’s not critical—failing to update your home wiring system when necessary could lead to severe consequences. Residential fires, long-term power outages, and other catastrophes can result from faulty wires causing your electrical system to malfunction.

To avoid being saddled by the high cost of repairing damages from an electrical disaster, it’s essential to take care of the issue now. In Delaware, the average cost of rewiring a home is between $8,000 to $14,000. That said, if you neglect to upgrade your home’s wiring system for too long, you could be faced with a much more extensive cost due to damages.

LR Electrical LLC specializes in electrical upgrades, particularly rewiring homes that need a new electrical system. To learn more about our cost and complete service process, continue reading below.

Rewiring Package Options

When we rewire an occupied home, the first thing we need to determine how big the job will be, which includes the following factors:

  • Size of the home
  • Material needed
  • How many rooms need to be upgraded
  • How old is the property


Once we’ve gathered all these details, it is easier for us to determine which upgrade package will work best for the property. The following are our three standard packages and the associated costs:

1000 to 2000 sq ft – $ 8,000 to 16,000.

2000 to 3000 sq ft – $16,000 to 24,000.

2000 to 5000 sq ft – $24,000 to 40,000.

If you are on the fence about upgrading your electrical panel but suspect it could be necessary, it is best to, at the very least, invite an electrician to give you their professional opinion. When an essential upgrade is neglected, it can lead to a residential disaster with a cost that will far outweigh the basic cost of upgrading a malfunctioning system.

When we complete an inspection, we consider a few things to determine if an upgrade is necessary.

  • If the breakers are tripping for unknown reasons.
  • If the electrical box buzzes or makes crackling noises.
  • Age of home (Is it older than 30 years with an electrical system that has never been upgraded?).
  • If the electrical panel warms up.
  • If the house has aluminum wiring.
  • If the breakers or receptacles that are not up to code.


While the cost to rewire a home may seem hefty, it is the cheaper option when compared to what you will pay to repair damages caused by a malfunctioned electrical system. LR Electrical LLC offers competitive prices to Delaware property owners, and the best part is it comes with a free perk – a sense of security and peace of mind. If you suspect your wires need to be upgraded, don’t wait until it’s too late. Get in touch with us by filling out the contact form or give us a call to schedule onsite consultation. We will send over one of our licensed electricians to determine the best course of action and the associated cost.