Your electrical panel or breaker box is then center of your electrical system. This important part of your electrical system distributes the electricity from your utility company, throughout your home. It doesn’t only give your home the power it needs, it also keeps your home safe from power surges. If your electrical panel is old and outdated, it can pose a safety risk in your home. Burley Electrical Services is here to talk about some of the signs that are present when you need to upgrade your electrical panel.
Upgrade Old Electrical Panel
If you live in an older home, chances are, there is a great deal of character throughout the space. While the character is charming, an old electrical system can be dangerous. The world we live in relies more on technology than every before. Many older homes were never built to comply with technology demands that we face today. The electrical panel should be upgraded so that it can handle the electrical needs that you face in a world full of technology.
Need to Increase Number of Electrical Outlets
When you don’t have enough outlets in your home, it can be frustrating. While extension cords can be helpful, they aren’t meant to be permanent fixtures in your home. They are simply there to help in your time of need. If you find that you are utilizing extension cords on a more permanent basis, it’s time to take a good look at your electrical panel and the possibility of adding more to your home. Overusing extension cords can become a fire hazard as they tend to breakdown over time.
Tripping Circuit Breakers
Breakers constantly tripping can be frustrating. If you find that you are frequently making a trip to your electrical panel so that you can resent breakers that have tripped, it is a sign that your electrical panel needs to be upgraded. A panel that is malfunctioning usually is worn out and needs to be replaced.
You Have Fuses Rather than Circuit Breakers
If you have a house that was built before 1970, there is a chance that your electrical panel is filled with fuses rather than circuits. This may have been sufficient back when it was first installed, but it was never meant to handle the electrical loads that a modern day home demands. Leaving the fuses rather than upgrading your panel to a circuit-based panel is a huge safety risk.
When Upgrading Appliances
If you have recently upgraded your appliances or are getting ready to, you should make sure your electrical panel can handle it. Most new appliances draw a significant amount of power and need to have a panel that can support that.
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If you have an older electrical panel and are wondering if it may be time to replace and upgrade it, you can trust the team of electricians at Burley Electrical Services to handle any electrical inspections and electrical panel replacements. Call us today!