Electric Panel Upgrades for Your Home or Office
Your electric panel – also known as a service panel – plays a crucial role in supplying power throughout your home.
It can prevent dangerous circuit overloads by controlling the amount of power running through each circuit. At the electric panel, you can manually control the power each individual circuit receives. More importantly, in an emergency, you can quickly shut off power to your entire home.
Your circuit breaker’s electrical capacity is measured in amps. Typically, older homes (built in the 1950s and 1960s) have service panels with 60 or 100-amp breaker panels. Newer homes tend to have 200-amp breakers.
You can determine your breaker's amp capacity by locating the number on the inside of your service panel door. If you can’t find it or it isn't labeled, please contact us.
Six Reasons to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel
Replace a Federal Pacific electrical panel.
Reduce the risk of an electrical fire.
Eliminate doubled-up circuits.
Avoid the need to replace fuses, or the chance to install the wrong size of fuse, which is a common fire hazard.
Ability to add additional circuits in the future.
Increase the resale value of your home.
Updating Your Electrical Panel
If you live in an older home, you may want to upgrade your electric panels to meet the demands of your modern electrical appliances.
If your circuit breaker frequently trips while multiple appliances are running simultaneously, that’s a good sign your house doesn’t have enough power.
Appliances that cause circuit breakers to trip include:
Overloading your circuit breaker can create a fire hazard, especially if you’re also using old or frayed plugs and low quality extension cords. Too much electricity going through such wires can heat them up to extremely high temperatures, often resulting in electrical fires.
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Contact us today for a free quote and discover how you can upgrade your electrical panel.
One of our professional, knowledgeable, friendly electricians will stop by when it’s convenient for you