Not many people get excited at the thought of upgrading their circuit panel. This is an important upgrade though. To ensure your home is safe and up to electrical code as well as help you avoid frequent outages due to an overloaded panel, sometimes a circuit panel upgrade is needed. Burley Electrical Services is here to talk about some signs that indicate your circuit panel is in need of an upgrade.
Old House Wiring Identification
If you live in an older home, chances are, the wiring in your home is outdated. When you have this outdated wiring, you will notice that there is flickering that happens when you turn on certain appliances and other items that require power to operate. This is a sign that your wiring isn’t up to code and you need to contact a licensed electrician right away. Old and outdated wiring is a huge fire hazard.
Electrical Panel Load Calculation
Are you planning on adding more load to your circuit breaker? This might include adding extra appliances, or even something seemingly small like more electronics and technology to your home. If you are, chances are, you need to upgrade your circuit panel to ensure you have the amps needed to run these appliances without any interruption in power.
Fuse Keep Blowing in House Fuse Box
For the most part, fuses are outdated technology and if you have fuses, your control panel is likely outdated as well. When you upgrade your control panel, you will find that your control panel is able to reset faster when overloaded. A new control panel will allow your system to run more economically.
Too Many or Connecting Multiple Extension Cords?
When you have an older home with older wiring, you don’t have as many outlets as a home that has been updated. By upgrading your control panel, you will have more outlets installed as well so you can kiss those extension cords goodbye. This is safer and makes your life simpler as well.
An Increase in Consumer Electronics
For homes that were built several decades ago, they weren’t built to handle the increase in electronics we have today. Upgrading your control panel includes durable, heavy-duty wiring that can support the large amount of electronics. In the coming years, we will most likely see an even bigger increase in electronic usage, so it’s good to be prepared.
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You don’t want to run the risk of your sensitive electronics sustaining any damage because of inconsistent power. If you have any of the problems listed above, it is time to seriously start thinking about upgrading your circuit panel. If you suspect that your circuit panel may need updating, a professional electrician like the ones at Burley Electrical Services can inspect your current circuit panel and give you any recommendations to help you make that decision. We high quality circuit panel upgrades using only quality materials to ensure you are getting quality work. Call us for more information today!