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Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel

Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel

Even with energy-efficient devices, today’s electrical demands are greater than ever. We rely on cell phones, laptops, tablets, and countless other electronic devices for work, school, entertainment, and communication. Some electrical systems, especially in older homes, can have a hard time keeping up with these demands. For many homeowners, the best option for a long-term solution is to upgrade the home’s electrical panel. Generally speaking, an electrical system should be replaced every 25-40 years, and sooner if you are experiencing power loss or other issues.

Wiring Issues

Faulty wiring is one of the top causes of house fires and a reason to upgrade your electrical system immediately. Common warning signs of faulty wiring include flickering lights or appliances, shocks when touching an appliance, or sparking and scorch marks around an outlet. If you fear you have faulty wiring in your house, shut that circuit off at the breaker and have a professional examine your wiring as quickly as possible.

Demands of Technology

Your electrical system should be able to keep up with your demand. Modern appliances require a lot of power that older systems can struggle to maintain. A common symptom of this inability to keep up is circuit breakers tripping. With charging devices, gaming systems, and modern appliances, we need more power than ever before. If you are relying on power strips that need to be constantly reset due to overload, updating your system can provide a better long-term solution.

Nipper Electric Can Help

Your electrical system should be able to keep up with your family’s demand for electricity. If it can’t, your best bet is to have the qualified team at Nipper Electric evaluate and upgrade your system. You should never rely on multiple power strips or extension cords, nor should you have to leave certain appliances unplugged just to make others work. Updating your panel is a great first step to ensuring that you have the power you need. Contact us to learn more.