Power Up Your Home’s Safety
Much like your heart works to pump blood to your body, your electrical panel works to pump electricity throughout your home. It is essentially the epicenter for all things that deliver light, heat and power into your favorite spaces. So, it’s essential that your electrical panel be powerful, reliable, and, above all else, safe.
Electrical Panels 101
Not all homeowners are familiar with the complexity and necessity of an electrical panel. So we’re providing a little lesson to help you learn the ABCs of electrical panels.
What is the purpose of an electrical panel?
The electrical panel is essentially a metal electrical service box. Its purpose is to receive power into your home and then distribute that power to various electrical circuits within your home. It’s the safest way for all of your appliances to get the power they need without overloading your entire system.
Should I upgrade my electrical panel?
The safety of your home is crucial. So, it’s critical to make sure your electrical panel is not only up-to-date but also up-to-code, too. Otherwise, you are putting your home and your loved ones at risk. Not sure yet if you need an electrical upgrade? No problem: Here are some reasons that point to the need for a replacement:
- Your home is over 20 years old.
- Your breakers trip regularly.
- You own appliances that require substantial power.
- You are remodeling your home.
- You notice strange buzzing sounds from the panel.
- You don’t have enough outlets throughout your home.
- You have dimmers on your lights.
- You have faulty wiring.
Do any of these triggers sound familiar? If so, it’s safe to say you should call on our electricians to upgrade your panel as soon as possible. If you ignore an outdated panel and continue to operate a failing system, you’re just asking for trouble.