As homeowners, we are all constantly looking for ways to enhance the aesthetic appeal, the value, and even the functionality of our homes. From interior design upgrades to outdoor living space additions, our options are many. However, often times homeowners will overlook one very important component within their homes when they are searching for the ideal upgrades – their electrical panel. Though your panel may be in a location that is typically out of view, it should not be out of mind. It is important to give focus to the integrity and overall performance capability of your panel and, when necessary, perform effective upgrades.
The electrical panel is the core of your home and proper care and maintenance of the panel is critical to the everyday performance of electrical appliances and components within your home. The ability of the electric source panel to sufficiently handle the power and electrical needs of your home should be of primary concern to every homeowner. Without proper care and maintenance, serious electrical performance issues, as well as safety issues, can and will arise in your living space.
THE IMPORTANCE OF UPGRADING YOUR ELECTRICAL PANEL
The demands made on the electrical source panel in your home are never ending. From appliances and lighting to computers, cell phones and laptops, the need and demand for electricity for the day-to-day operation of your home is constant and ongoing. There is a multitude of electrical devices in your home and perhaps even far too many for your electrical panel to handle. For this very reason, it is important for homeowners to determine whether a panel upgrade is needed in order to meet the electrical demands of your home and family.
There are a number of obvious warning signs that can help you recognize the need for a panel upgrade. Flickering lights, breakers tripping, bulbs that burn out quickly, and burning smells as well as corrosion or melted wires within the panel itself, are all obvious indicators. Turning to the professionals can help you identify the ideal solution to your ongoing electrical problems. A certified electrician can perform an inspection of your panel to determine whether or not you are in need of an upgrade. They will first identify the maximum amperage of your panel and if you have a 60-amp panel will recommend that you upgrade to a 200-amp right away. In addition, should the electrician take note of any of the warning signs above, they will advise an upgrade to ensure the functionality of your panel as well as the safety of your home and family.
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If you are experiencing electrical issues in your home, then perhaps it is time to upgrade your electrical panel. Further, if you will be installing new appliances, devices or other electrical items such as a swimming pool or perhaps even an outdoor spa on your property, installing a new panel would be highly recommended to ensure that not only is the panel itself upgraded and now able to handle the additional demands, but it is much safer as well.
For more information about electrical panel upgrades or to schedule an appointment to assess the current capability, safety, and performance of your existing panel, look no further than Gervais Electric, Inc. Our team of highly skilled and professional electricians is on hand to perform your free in-home assessment and to meet all your electrical needs. Take time out today to contact our skilled professionals. We look forward to serving you with only the highest quality electrical products and services!