If you have an older home with a fuse box or circuit breakers, it may be time to consider an Electrical Panel Upgrade. This can be a complex task that requires shutting off power to the entire house, removing wires and potentially modifying or adding new circuits. It is best left to a qualified electrician, who will ensure the job is done properly and safely.
Older electrical panels can’t keep up with the demands of modern appliances, and they can overheat or even catch fire. A panel upgrade will ensure that your appliances are getting enough power and that the electricity is being routed properly throughout your house. This will improve safety and make your home more energy efficient.
If an outlet or breaker is smoking, it’s likely that the panel is overheating. This is a serious fire risk that needs to be addressed right away, and it’s definitely a sign that it’s time for an electrical panel upgrade.
If your circuit breaker is constantly tripping, it’s probably due to an overload of electricity in your home. This could be caused by many different things, but it’s likely that your electrical panel is outdated and not up to today’s standards. Upgrading to a circuit breaker panel will resolve this issue and prevent it from occurring again in the future.
Smelling Plastic or Wood
If you’re noticing an unusual smell in your home, it’s important to have it checked out by a professional as soon as possible. This is a sign that the plastic coating on some of the electrical wires is melting, which is a dangerous fire hazard. A quick fix is to replace the affected wires, but if the problem persists, it’s time for a service panel upgrade.
Growing Electricity Demand
If your home has more than one electric heater, a hot tub or an EV charger, you’ll need to have your panel upgraded to accommodate these demands. Upgrading to a larger service panel will help ensure that your electricity is being distributed efficiently and that it’s not being wasted on inefficient equipment.
Upgrading to a newer electrical panel will often result in a reduction in the amount you’ll pay for homeowner’s insurance. This is because newer models are more efficient and less of a fire risk than older ones.
If you’re unsure whether your panel is in need of an upgrade, or if it would be beneficial to have a smart electrical system added to your house, please contact us. We can provide a free consultation and estimate to determine the best options for your home. We also offer a variety of other electrical services, including rewiring, lighting installation and emergency repairs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! We serve all of Southern California.