It isn’t uncommon for homes to add electrical power to existing areas in their home. Homeowners may decide that they want to add onto their home to give them more square footage which would require adding electrical wiring to the new space. Sometimes, you need to adjust your power sources to meet your electrical needs as we are relying more and more on technology in our everyday life. When you need to add additional power sources to your home, you need to add circuits to your breaker box. Burley Electrical Services is here to talk about adding circuits to your breaker box entails and what you can expect from the process.
How to Tell if You Can Add a Circuit Breaker
If you look at your breaker boxes, it is full of switches that are hopefully labeled to tell you which areas in your home those switches provide power. Every breaker box has a certain number of physical spaces that you can add electrical circuits to. If they are all full, you don’t have room to add any circuit and will need to talk to an electrician about your options moving forward.
Is 100 or 200 Amp Service Enough?
You will also need to know if there is adequate power to add circuits in your breaker box. Every breaker box is designed to handle a certain amount of power. If there is too much power flowing through your box, it can create a number of problems that can be dangerous. Some problems you may run into include:
– Flickering Lights: It can cause your lights to flicker because they aren’t getting the power that they need to operate properly. You may notice that some of your other devices don’t work properly because they aren’t getting adequate power as well.
– Tripped Breakers: You may notice that the breakers in your home trip more often when there is too much power flowing through your breaker box. This can be a nuisance as you have to physically reset each switch when this happens.
– Electrical Fire Risk: The deadliest problem that you may run into is an increased risk of electrical fire caused by too much power running through your box.
Other Options When Circuits Can’t Be Added to Electrical Panel
If you have built on to your house and there is clearly not enough room in your breaker box to add any circuits, there is another option for you. You can have another separate breaker box to provide your new addition with the power you need. Then you don’t have to worry about the new portion of your home overloading the box and causing problems.
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If you have a need for more circuits and don’t know if your breaker box can handle it, you can rely on Burley Electrical Services to help. We will determine what your electrical needs are and if you need more space, we will help ensure you have all you need to meet your electrical demands. Call us today!