If your home is older or the electrical system is outdated, it may be time for an electrical panel upgrade. Many older homes were built with only 50 to 60 amps of electrical service and few circuits. Modern electronic equipment can quickly overload an older system and cause problems for your home. An electrical panel upgrade will allow you to use appliances safely and will protect expensive electronic equipment, such as flat screen TVs, laptop computers and kitchen gadgets.
Your electrical panel distributes electricity into your home from the utility’s power lines. By upgrading your electrical panel, the new panel will be able to bring more power into you home without overloading the system. If you are planning a kitchen remodel or adding an addition to your home, consider an electrical panel upgrade to ensure your electrical system is able to keep up with future electrical demands. An undersized panel may pose a safety risk, as an overloaded system can result in a fire.
There are several signs that your current electrical service is unable to handle your electrical demands. Some of the common signs are:
- Fuses frequently blow when too many appliances are in use, such as vacuum cleaners, space heaters or hair dryers
- Lights dim when an appliance is turned on
- Many extension cords are needed to accommodate the number of appliance used
Our professional electricians are certified in performing electrical panel upgrades, sometimes also called heavy-ups. Plus, our team will assist in scheduling the inspection with a local county or city inspector and the tie-in with the local utility. Contact our team today for an electrical panel upgrade.