The Importance of Upgrading Your Electrical Panel
Updated: Aug 22, 2022
Think of electrical panels as the heart of your home's electrical system, supplying current through the arteries of wires to the outlets in your home. Despite their huge significance, they are barely paid attention to until something goes wrong.
Whether you've been experiencing power outages, tripping breakers, and other signs of a faulty electrical panel or not, here's the importance of upgrading your electrical panel today.
It's dangerous using old and outdated electrical panels. In all likelihood, your old electrical panel is struggling to handle all your devices and appliances, which increases the risk of a fire risk.
A newer electrical panel will comfortably meet your energy demands and comes with circuit breakers that'll quickly trip off before a fire can break out.
Future-proofing your home
As technology improves, more hand-operated equipment and appliances will be replaced by electronic versions.
Upgrading your electrical panel enables you to meet the demands of new technologies in the next 25 - 30 years, ensuring your home is ready for the future.
And if you ever put your home on the market, potential homebuyers will check an electrical panel upgrade off the list of improvements they need to make and potentially pay a higher price for your home.
Steady flow of electricity
You can finally say goodbye to smoking outlets, flickering lights, and constant burning out of bulbs by upgrading your home's electrical panels. Power surges will also become less frequent, and your circuit breaker won't trip off regularly.
Even if you're not noticing these problems, upgrading your electrical panel is recommended, so you'll be able to use more appliances without worrying about overloading the breaker.
Increased circuit capacity and more outlets
An electrical panel upgrade increases your circuit capacity, enabling you to install more power outlets in your home. If you rely on power strips, you're probably overloading your electrical panel.
Upgrading it allows for additional outlets that can handle energy-consuming appliances such as washing machines, AC units, and refrigerators. A major renovation such as the addition of a new kitchen or bedroom may also require an upgrade of your electrical panel.
Upgrade your electrical panel today
Don't put off upgrading your electrical panel. Getting an upgrade today is safer for your family and prevents damage to appliances.
An experienced electrician can assess your home's electrical panel and upgrade if necessary. Contact us for more details or to request an estimate.