Electrical Panel Upgrade
Your electrical panel serves a crucial function in your home or commercial electrical system. It’s the primary hub that distributes electricity to your lightning, outlets, appliances, and other circuits. The panel also provides an essential safety feature, with breakers or fuses that protect against excessive current.
You need an electrical panel that you know can meet your electricity demands, and Xpert Electric can help you achieve that with a reliable electrical panel upgrade.
Is It Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade?
There’s a fair chance that your home or business has never had any panel upgrades. While newer panels are much safer, many older panels can stay in operation for decades without serious problems. If your panel is over 20 years old, upgrading would be a significant safety improvement.
Older, Lower-Capacity Panels
Extremely old residential panels are also prone to falling under the increased demands of modern appliances. You likely have more electric appliances and devices in your home now than what was common when your home was built, and your panel might not be able to handle all the new work. A residential panel upgrade can give additional capacity to run your entire home.
Renovations and Expansions
If you’re planning any renovations or home expansions, this could be the perfect time for your residential panel upgrade. Even if it doesn’t seem necessary based on your current expectations, you could see your electric demand increase in the future. Plan ahead and work with Xpert Electric to determine the appropriate panel upgrade for your home.
The Safety and Reliability of Panel Upgrades
Sometimes you won’t be able to wait for the most convenient moment to get a panel upgrade. If your electrical system is presenting a safety hazard to your home or business due to a faulty or inadequate panel, the best course of action is to call Xpert Electric for a panel upgrade right away.
The most immediate threat is the fire hazard. Your panel has breakers that trip when excessive current passes through that circuit. If the panel is faulty, the breaker might not trip. That means too much current is going to travel through your wiring and appliances, potentially causing fires or electrocution.
If you notice unexplained burning smells, scorch marks on your outlets, or sparks whenever you plug something in, you could be in immediate need of a panel upgrade. You might also notice that the panel is getting hot to the touch, a sure sign that you don’t have the capacity you need.
Some less urgent signs can also indicate that you might need a panel upgrade, including:
- Frequent breaker trips
- Flickering lights
- Can’t run multiple appliances at once
- The panel is more than 20 years old
- Visible signs of damage, rust, or corrosion
- You’ve just had or are planning a renovation or expansion
Any of these signs justify having the experienced electricians at Xpert Electric evaluate your current electrical panel.
Professional Electrical Panel Upgrades
A panel upgrade is a complex job that has serious safety ramifications. You shouldn’t trust anyone but a licensed electrician to handle your panel upgrades. The electricians at Xpert Electric have the experience, knowledge, and tools to carry out this important job safely, reliably, and conveniently.
We’re a local business, so we stand by our customers and always give reliable quotes for our electrical panel upgrades. You can reach out to Xpert Electric today to book an appointment and find out what your options are.