Your home’s electrical panel is the hub of your electrical system. It is where all of the power comes into your home and is distributed to the various rooms, appliances, and fixtures both inside and outside your home. From this central location, you can turn off the power to any part of your home, or all of it, by turning off some or all of the breakers. If your home is older, it might have fuses instead of breakers. That is just one reason you would want to call Lumberjack Electric for a price quote to upgrade your electrical panel.
Reasons To Upgrade Your Home’s Electrical Panel
Old age catches up to everything. And in the case of a residential electrical panel, the life span is anywhere from 25 to 40 years. But as we mentioned, if your home is still using fuses rather than breakers, it is time to upgrade to the more modern and saver function of a breaker system. An outdated electrical panel increases the potential for an electrical fire and damage to your home’s electrical appliances and electronics.
The wiring in your home also ages and becomes outdated and dangerous. When you begin to notice any of the following issues, it is time to call Lumberjack Electric at 612-236-9052:
- Flickering lights
- Small electric shocks when touching appliances or light switches
- Notice the odor of something burning
- See scorch marks on outlets
- See outlets sparking
- Feeling any heat from the electrical panel box
These issues can represent faulty or overloaded wiring and overloaded circuits in your electrical panel. The only way to ensure the safety of your home and your loved ones is an inspection by a Lumberjack Electric licensed electrician.
NEW APPLIANCE INSTALLATION
Modern technology has changed the way we live and the power demands we place on our residential electrical system. Currently, most homes have between 100 to 200-amp service. But just a few decades ago, that number was around 30 amps. If you are installing high-demand appliances in your older home, an electrical panel upgrade could also be necessary.
When your home was designed and built, the electrical panel and service were carefully planned. And when you are adding space to your home, it makes sense that you will need to prepare for the expansion of your electrical service. Adding to existing circuits can lead to unreliable power in your new living space and compromised service in your existing rooms. Also, adding an electrical panel upgrade to the scope of a major renovation or addition is your most cost-effective time to make the upgrade. And just like your renovation or expansion, an upgraded electrical panel adds value to your home.
When it is time for an electrical panel upgrade, call the team you can trust at Lumberjack Electric. We offer very competitive pricing, complete no-obligation price quotes, and a full warranty on all of our work. Call us at 612-236-9052 to set up an appointment with one of our licensed electricians.