Are you considering building an ADU on your property in Encinitas, Carlsbad, or elsewhere in North County San Diego? You’ll want to bring in an experienced and licensed electrician to take care of the electrical work. The electricians at Ms. Sparky Electric have extensive experience working with both new construction and existing structures and can make sure the electrical work in your ADU is organized, safe, and up to code.
Panel Upgrades for Encinitas, Carlsbad, and North County San Diego Properties with ADUs
If you’re adding an entirely new residential unit to your property, it’s highly likely that your electrical panel will need to be upgraded to accommodate the increased electrical load. We can upgrade your existing panel to one that will cover both the main house, as well as the new ADU. Another option would be to install a subpanel that will handle the electrical use of just the ADU.
An electrician from Ms. Sparky can come to your home to evaluate your existing electrical panel and take a look at the plans for your proposed ADU. We can then make a recommendation as to what type of panel upgrade will be the best choice for your situation.
If you choose to upgrade your existing electrical panel, we will install one that is solar rated, so your home is equipped for solar panels, should you choose to install them in your home in the future.
Lighting Design from an LED Lighting Expert
Given the small square footage of ADUs, you want to be very intentional about the placement of overhead lighting and task lighting. The electricians at Ms. Sparky Electric are experts at lighting design and can come up with a great layout that will help beautify the space and make it as energy efficient as possible. Whether you’re converting an existing space (like a garage) to an ADU or building an ADU from the ground up, our lighting experts can help you choose the best fixtures and place them in the right locations.
What Is an ADU and Why Build One in Encinitas, Carlsbad, or North County San Diego?
An ADU, also known as a “granny unit” or “back house,” is short for “accessory dwelling unit.” It refers to a secondary housing unit on a residential lot that contains all of the essentials for independent living (kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping quarters). The State of California is actively encouraging residents to construct ADUs on their properties as a way to increase the supply of affordable housing in the state.
Building an ADU on your property is a great way to bring in some rental income or to create a safe living space for an elderly family member who still wants his or her independence but could benefit from having family nearby.
Ms. Sparky Electric has partnered with SnapADU, a design-build general contractor that specializes in ADUs in the Greater San Diego area. We have served as the electricians on multiple ADU builds with SnapADU and have been thoroughly impressed with their attention to detail and professionalism. If you are looking for an experienced ADU contractor in the San Diego area, we encourage you to contact them.