Get the Facts You Need About Electrical Panel Upgrades
Unless you work in the field of electricity, you may not fully understand what nan electrical panel is and when it’s time for an electric panel upgrade. If you find yourself unsure what it is and whether you need an upgrade, the best option is to contact your local electrician. At Sonner Electric we have prepared the basic information you need but we welcome your call to Sonner Electric if you want to discuss the specifics of your system.
Reasons to upgrade your electrical panel
The purpose of your home’s electrical panel is to regulate the electricity that goes throughout it to provide energy throughout your home. If it turns out that one circuit has too much electricity being demanded from it, then you end up with a tripped breaker. This prevents the circuit from becoming overloaded.
While it can be frustrating to constantly have your breakers tripped, the alternative is that it becomes overloaded. This can lead to fire and smoke damage, and can cause injury and even death. Keeping your home safe and preventing this from happening are both great reasons to consider an upgrade to your current electrical panel.
Signs that may indicate you need an upgrade to your electrical panel
If you have noticed any of the below issues that it is time to contact your local electrician to find out how much an upgrade costs:
- Crackling sounds coming from the breaker box panel.
- You do not have three-pronged, grounded outlets in your home.
- Your breaker switches are rusted and / or corroded.
- Your breaker box itself is warm inside.
- You have more than one appliance that is not running at full power.
- You have extension cords running on a permanent basis.
- You have more electronics plugged into a power strip than you have outlets.
- You have an outlet that’s located near a water source and is not labeled GFCI.
None of the above can be classified as a minor inconvenience. These are serious issues that could put you and your home in danger.
Call on us today for a quote to upgrade your electrical panel
As you can see, this is a serious issue that should not be put off. How much it costs will vary widely based on a number of factors. The reality is that in some instances it is relatively quickly and easy to complete the process while others take a lot more work. It depends primarily on how old your home is, the way in which it was wired, and the specific issues you are dealing with.
When you reach out to Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 we will give you a price for your upgrade. We can also discuss the issues you are having and provide alternative options if possible. This is a situation that needs attention now rather than later so call us now.