Have you been living in the same residence for more than a few decades? It’s almost unavoidable that you’ll find some things breaking over time.
It may be a fading paint job or a piece of broken furniture. Every now and then, a good DIY is good enough for a quick fix.
However, if problems arise within your home electrical systems, it’s best to consult a professional electrician to do the work.
Are you having problems with your appliances or electricity? It may be time to install a new electrical panel.
What Are Electrical Panels?
The electrical panel is the main connecting point that’s responsible for sourcing energy outside into your home. It uses multiple electrical wirings to deliver this power.
Electrical panels are also known as main breaker panels, fuse boxes, distribution panels, or load centers. It acts as the gateway of electricity to your house.
Installation of Electrical Panel: When Is The Right Time For A Service?
If you’re a new homeowner, checking on your electrical panel might be the least of your worries.
However, if you’ve been residing in your home for 20 years or more, it’s highly recommended to consider upgrading or replacing your breaker panel wiring.
Did you know circuit breakers only have a lifespan of 20 to 40 years?
If your home is more than 35 years old, you know you’re due for an electrical panel wiring service!
Breaker panels from the 1960s use old-fashion fuses which make them easy to burn out.
Whenever we encounter these models, we highly recommend upgrading the old panel and get a circuit breaker box installed as well.
It’s good to do a random check up on the condition of your fuse box to know whether or not it’s time for an upgrade. Here are the tell-tale signs:
- Electrical service conductors are overheating
- Hearing crackling noise coming from the breaker box
- Corroding or rusting metals on or around the breaker panel
- Non-grounded two-pronged outlets are used in the house
Before you call on an electrician for a panel upgrade service, consider the following:
- Does your house have panels that max out at 60 to 100 amperage? Technologies nowadays need panels that have at least 200-amps.
- Does your circuit box smell weird or feel warm when touched? This is likely a sign you need a change. More than likely, the wire may not be connected right or your panels are overloading.
- Do you notice your appliances are not running on full power? The main reason this might be happening is because of your worn-out or overloaded circuit breaker wiring.
- Are your house lights flickering? If your lights at home start to flicker or if they are not as bright as they used to be, there might be a faulty wire in your panel.
- Do you need to use extension cords to power your household appliances? Not having enough power outlets can lead to your panels breaking. We suggest getting an upgrade.
- Are you thinking about renovating or installing smart appliances? Your circuit panels need to keep up with the times too! If you want to do renovations or update your appliances, installing a new panel might be necessary as well.
Assurance Electrical Services Is Here To Install and Upgrade Your New Electrical Panel
Don’t wait until your panels are damaged and deteriorated. An outdated panel can put you and your home at great risk.
Have your home electrical needs done by professional electricians that know how to wire an electrical panel.
We here at Assurance Electrical Services promise you nothing but quality, safety, and efficiency when working on your home electrical needs. We offer panel inspections for free too!
If we think your panels need to be changed, we will do the necessary services to install your electric panel. Please contact us to know more about what we can do for you.