Do I Need to Upgrade My Electrical Panel

Our homes have electrical demands unlike ever before. When your system can no longer handle these demands, you’ll have to consider the necessity of upgrading your electrical panel. Updating your panel can be done both out of necessity, as well as out of a desire for more power. In general, your electrical panel should be replaced every 25-40 years. You’ll want to assess any signs of damage, as well as your general power use when considering this upgrade. 

Issues in Wiring

One example of upgrading out of necessity is faulty wiring. Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of fires at home. There are a few different ways to detect faulty wiring such as flickering lights or appliances, small shocks when touching an appliance, scorch marks or sparking of an outlet, or smelling something burning. It is important to have your system evaluated immediately if you fear you may be experiencing faulty wiring.

Keeping Up With Technology

You may also consider upgrading your electrical panel if you are having issues keeping up with the electrical needs of your home. Many modern appliances require a lot of power that older systems simply can’t provide. This can lead to regular circuit breakers tripping. We also have more technology in our homes than ever before. With phones, gaming systems, charging devices, and other technologies, we require much more electrical power than residents of the past. If you find yourself often relying on power strips, an upgrade can better accommodate your electrical needs.

Upgrade With Ease

Upgrading your system doesn’t have to be difficult. You can start by simply contacting a professional and having them assess your current system as well as your electrical needs. Together, you can determine what would be best for your home. At Winters Electric, we can help in analyzing your current system and providing suggestions for maximizing your electric potential. Contact us to learn more.

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