I currently live in a house that was built in 2011, all of my switch boxes have a neutral wire present and I’ve replaced every single switch with a smart switch.
I absolutely love it and can’t imagine going back. That being said, I’m looking at moving to a different home. I was wondering if anyone has any insight into what years it is likely that I will run into issues because a neutral wire isn’t present.
From what I understand, there was an electrical code change in 2011 that required neutral wires at every switch box. What I don’t know or have a good sense of, is does that mean every home built before 2011 would not have a neutral at every switch box? Did builders put them in out of convenience or anticipation to the new code prior to 2011?
Im looking at homes in the Houston, TX area, more than likely at homes that we’re build in 2005 or later. Any insight to this would be much appreciated!