Electrical Panel Replacement
Chances are you have plenty of gadgets and appliances in your home – it is the 21st century after all. However, if you live in a home with an outdated electrical system, especially in older homes that haven’t had any electrical updates done in decades, these appliances and gadgets may not be running as smoothly as they should be. That’s because the electrical service panel in your house is outdated and unable to keep up with the increased demand of 21st century electronics. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy upgrade.
Why do I need to upgrade my electrical service panel?
If you live in an older home, chances are the original electrical panel wasn’t designed for the stress you’re putting it under. As technology has evolved, our requirements for energy has grown with it, and today’s homes are filled with more electricity-hungry appliances than ever before. This trend is going to continue, and your home is going to need to catch up. To do so, you’re going to need to upgrade the electrical panel that’s in your home’s basement.
Signs that you need a new electrical panel include:
- Crackling sounds coming from the panel
- Appliances not running at full capacity
- Lack of GFCIs to ground currents in key areas
- Older, two-prong outlets
- A 60 amp electrical service
- Corrosion, rust or any other signs of decay on your electrical panel
How do I upgrade my home’s electrical service panel?
Upgrading your home’s electrical service panel is not a DIY project. Since this is the hub of all the electrical activity in your home, professional assistance is necessary for efficient and safe installation. A poorly installed panel can end up being no improvement over your old system, or in a worst-case scenario, can pose risk of electrical fire in your home, endangering you and those who reside in your home with you. Relying on a professional service is the only way to have your upgraded electrical panel installed.
Call Papalia Home Services today and ask about our electrical panel replacement services!