The signs of an overloaded electrical panel can be subtle. If you notice problems with turning on, or keeping on, electrical devices, then turn to the best North Laurel electrician team to see if an upgrade to your electrical panel is necessary. Upgrading your electrical panel is a painless, swift process that can lead to a better electrical experience for your household.
Signs of an Overloaded Electrical Panel
The most common problem most people experience is a circuit “tripping” whenever there are multiple devices on at the same time. For instance, running a window AC unit or heater while having the television on consistently causes a circuit to blow. Other common signs include hearing odd noises from the electrical panel or feeling it heat up well beyond room temperature. As a safety concern, if you feel it heat up, turn off the power immediately and call an electrician. If you experience any of these signs, upgrading your panel may be necessary.
The Benefits of Upgrading Your Electrical Panel
A properly upgraded electrical panel provides you with both improved amperages on a per-circuit basis and potentially enables you to split more things onto dedicated circuits. For instance, many older homes have the HVAC system on the same circuit as the entire kitchen. This means you would be forced between running the air conditioner or the oven, not both!
An electrical panel simply divides the electricity coming into your home into disparate circuits. Many homes, especially older ones, only have enough “input” to match the current box’s “output.” This means that you will be forced to run a new line to the nearest electric junction-box, either underground or directly to the pole.
Upgrading is Safe and Easy
Upgrading your electrical panel doesn’t have to be a time consuming and expensive proposition. Turn to the finest North Laurel electrician today to see how Tim Kyle Electric can save you time, worry, and expense! Our team will help you decide if you need to upgrade, what you need to upgrade to, and how best to go about it. Schedule a stress-free consultation today!