Is it Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade? These Signs Point to Yes
You may not completely comprehend what an electrical panel is or whether it’s time for an electric panel update unless you operate in the world of electricity. Whether you’re not sure what it is or if you need an upgrade, the best thing to do is call your local electrician. We have provided the fundamental information you require at Sonner Electric, but we welcome your call if you like to discuss the details of your system.
There are several reasons to improve your electrical panel
The aim of your house’s electrical panel is to manage the power that flows through it so that energy may be distributed throughout your home. A tripped breaker occurs when a single circuit is subjected to an excessive amount of electrical demand. The circuit will not get overloaded as a result of this.
While having your breakers tripped on a regular basis might be aggravating, the alternative is that your system will become overloaded. This can result in fire and smoke damage, as well as injury and perhaps death. Consider upgrading your present electrical panel for two reasons: keeping your house safe and avoiding this from happening.
Signs that your electrical panel might need to be upgraded
If you’ve discovered any of the following problems, it’s time to call your local electrician to see how much an update would cost:
- The breaker box panel is making crackling noises
- There are no three-pronged, grounded outlets in your home
- The breaker switches on your circuit breakers are rusty and/or corroded
- Your breaker box is warm on the inside
- You have a number of appliances that aren’t operating at full capacity
- You keep extension cables plugged in all the time
- A power strip has more electronics hooked into it than 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 major problems that might endanger you and your house.
For a quotation on upgrading your electrical panel, give us a call now
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.