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The Importance of Updating Electrical Panels - Tim Kyle

The Importance of Updating Electrical Panels

Depending on how long you’ve lived in your home, it could be that some repairs desperately need to be made that you may not consider.  Behind the walls, a lot of work is done to keep your house warm and well-lit, but the electrical panel can’t do its job well unless you keep it updated and functioning.

Put Safety First, Call an Expert When Updating Electrical Panels

When was the last time you considered the updating electrical panels and wiring that powers your house?  Though they may have worked like a dream for as long as you’ve lived in your home or apartment, the normal amount of wear and tear as time passes can make functional wires into dangerous fire hazards.  If it’s been so long since you had the wires installed or checked that you can’t remembered the exact time, it’s likely a good opportunity to have electrical experts evaluate.  Don’t wait until you have issues before having things looked into to keep your house safe and up to date.

Electricity-hogging appliances or devices that you bring, new, into the home should be followed quickly by a check by an electrician.  There may need to be updating electrical panels or amps to keep things running smoothly, or they may discover that new wiring needs to be installed to really make the power efficient.  Though it can be costly to change, particularly if it all needs to be updated, the price obviously varies based on how much must be done and the size of the building in question.  Despite this, the safety of the people within should be the first consideration, given that the cost of damage at the hands of an electrical fire could be much more (and much more hazardous).

Besides the wiring, “an older home also may need an upgrade of its amperage, or the amount of electrical current that comes into the house.”  Without proper amperage, all of the devices, particularly more powerful, modern ones, may not function.  As with wiring, this change may vary in price depending on how much needs to be done (or added, in this case).

There are a number of indications of a need for change to preserve safety.  Some of these include:

  • Loose switches
  • Warm outlets
  • Loose plugs
  • An excess of extension cords
  • Rust near the panel

Put safety first; call a professional technician to assess your needs so that you can have reliable power when you need it.  For more information on updating electrical panels, wiring, and amps, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric.

 

source:
The Older Home: Should you update your electrical system?

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