How do you know if the electrical system and panels in your house are in need of updating? Upgrading your panels can mean the difference between having no issue at all and seeing the start of an electrical fire. Don’t let it come to that when there are simple solutions!
Why You Should Think About Upgrading Your Panels
If you aren’t sure whether or not you should be upgrading your panels, or if you don’t know when the last update to the system was made, it’s likely time to bite the bullet and have it done, or at least evaluated. An electrical contractor will be able to take a look at your home’s electrical capabilities and let you know what needs to be done. As always, if you have any doubts, you should get a few references for your electrician of choice, or compare between prices if you get an estimate for work that needs to be done.
“Your panel determines how much power is available for the circuits to distribute to all the appliances, lights and outlets in your home.” If your panel isn’t powerful enough to manage the entire house, then you simply won’t be able to use as many things that need to be plugged in. You can either ‘upgrade’ or ‘replace’ various pieces within the system depending on what the situation is. Again, it may be difficult for you to tell without a professional consultation.
The point of these panels is to “[give] your system the ability to have more power to distribute.” You want to provide as much as possible, to be able to do as much as possible, without overloading this system. This may be upgrading your panels, since most homes have more electrical appliances (and other devices) than ever which need accommodation.
At the very least, imagine how different the technology that went into creating these panels was when they were first installed. If it was years or even decades ago, there are almost definitely improvements that have been made since. If you need a consultation to determine how old your electrical system is and how it can be improved, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric. You’ll be able to talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
About Tim Kyle Electric
Tim Kyle Electric has been delighting our customers with responsive, trusted and professional electrical services since 1986. We provide residential, commercial and solar power services and are experts in our field. Our team of professionally trained employees uphold our core values of honesty, respect and integrity. We are available 24/7 for your electrical servicing needs. Get in touch with us today to discuss your next electrical project.