How To: Replace an Electrical Outlet

If you live in an older home, modern appliances likely demand more from your electrical system than it can safely handle.

If you have an old house with dated electrical outlets, you know they weren’t designed to meet the demands of today’s appliances. They’re also dangerous, because they’re seldom grounded. It takes a licensed electrician about a day to install all-new grounded double outlets, and the peace of mind is worth the price.

For more on electrical, consider:

Bob Vila Radio: Extra Outlets
The Power Outage Survival Guide
Creative Outlets: 5 “Energy Smart” Options