Does your Home still have an old style fuse panel?
Are your current circuits overloaded?
Have circuits been “doubled-up” on breakers?
Has new wiring been added over the years, and does it meet code?
Has your Insurance Company refused to renew your home insurance policy?
Is your panel over 15 years old?
If you answered YES to any of these questions your home may be in need of a service panel upg rade.
Modern Circuit Breaker Panels are more convenient, and are built to far higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels.
Extra protection is incorporated into the latest equipment in the form of circuit breakers. The circuit breakers protect every device in the house with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there is a fault, opening the circuit and eliminating the risk of danger. There is also excellent protection available in the form of Ground-Fault Circuit Breakers and Arc-Fault Circuit Breakers.
Older equipment and wiring systems did not have to support the modern appliances of our day. Overloading and doubling up of circuits is commonly seen on older outdated fuse panels, the result of improper installations that were never inspected. This can cause fires. Upgrading or replacing these dangers in your home by installing a new Circuit Breaker Panel can eliminate these potentially dangerous situations.
First, have your system inspected by one of our highly qualified electricians. They will help you to decide whether you should have your outdated fuse or breaker panel replaced with a modern Circuit Breaker Panel.
If there’s open space you can definitely add more breakers to your panel. It is recommended to get a professional to install it.
100 amp service is rated to handle any appliances that draw up to 100A, A 100 amp service is sufficient for any homes under 2,5000sqft and if heating appliances run on gas. 200 amp service is now the current standard for new homes.
An upgraded service panel in your home can affect the value of your home as it increases many important safety factors.
You should always consider upgrading your electrical panel when your current one is more than 25 years old. Or if you want more power (Ex. 100 amp → 200 amp service)
An upgraded service panel gives your home a more safe electrical system which lets you be able to use more power safely and efficiently.