The Wiring in Your St. Louis Home

19th century vintage Row Homes in St. Louis, Missouri

The wiring in your St. Louis home may be something to consider looking into if you reside east of Interstate 170. Many cities including Ballwin, Brentwood,  Clayton, Florissant, and University City have thousands of houses that were built between 1965 and 1972. During this time, many houses were wired with aluminum wiring rather than copper. At the time, this was assumed to be safe. After further research, it was confirmed that copper wire is the way to go. 

Wiring a house with copper has been a standard practice for electrical wiring for several reasons:

  1. Conductivity: Copper is an excellent conductor of electricity; it allows electricity to flow with minimal resistance. This property ensures efficient energy transfer and reduces the risk of overheating.
  2. Durability: Copper wiring is highly durable and can withstand various environmental conditions such as heat, moisture, and corrosion. This durability ensures the longevity of the electrical system in the house.
  3. Safety: Copper is a non-combustible material, reducing the risk of fire hazards associated with electrical wiring. Additionally, copper’s high melting point further enhances its safety profile.
  4. Compatibility: Copper is compatible with a wide range of electrical devices and components, making it suitable for use in various electrical applications.

If you are unsure about the wiring in your home, or your house was built on the east side of Interstate 170 between 1965-1972, call us to have an electrician check the wiring in your home.