There are only a handful of reasons to rewire a home that has been originally wired with aluminum wiring. The resistance of electricity due to the properties of any metal determines the reasoning of using a particular metal as a conductor. Silver is the best known conductor of electricity and is used in nearly all soldering of electronics and circuit boards. The higher content of silver in the solder, the better and more expensive a circuit board. Gold is another good conductor but not as efficient of a conductor as copper. Gold is most known for its resistance to corrosion combined with its great conductor properties.
It is important to know the procedures that an electrical contractor intends to take before you hand them the keys to your home. There are many questions to have answered to assure that you are comparing apples to apples when comparing estimates from an electrical contractor to rewire your home.
As you can see there is good reason to be concerned about the wiring of your home if it is aluminum. If you are located in Orlando or anywhere in the central Florida area give us a call to come out and take a look at your home. We can provide you with a full home electrical inspection and determine the best route to go. There are many ways to ensure that an aluminum home is safe.