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Many homes that were built or rewired in the 1960’s have some form of aluminum wiring. This is due to the price of copper rising so much during this time frame that may electricians sought out a more cost-effective alternative. Aluminum happened to be the most affordable, sensible resolution at the time. Although aluminum wiring can be just as safe as copper wiring, it is recommended that homeowners seek out electrical testing to ensure that there are no breaks in connections.

Key Takeaways:

  • Copper is highly conductive, but its price rose in the 1960s and aluminum was used as an alternative.
  • Aluminum wires often overheated due to its tendency to expand and corrode.
  • If your house was built between 1965 and 1972, we recommend an electrical inspection.

“If you have any concerns about your household electrical system or you have noticed flickering lights and warm light switches, arrange with our electricians for an electrical audit.”

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