Why You Should Consider an Electrical Panel Upgrade

The amount of power coming into your home from the main electrical lines is controlled by your home’s electrical panel. Without the electrical panel, electricity would flow unfettered into your home’s electrical system and overload it. Over the years, the electrical demands of households has grown, thanks in large part to larger and more abundant appliances. This means that if you have an older home, your electrical panel may not be updated enough to handle your home’s current electrical needs. How do you remedy this? Schedule an appointment for an electrical panel upgrade for your Huntsville, TX home.

Reasons to Upgrade

Here are some of the reasons why you would want to consider upgrading your electrical panel:

  • You are still using fuses – fuses were some of the first home electrical box components around, and as such, they are outdated and not made to handle the electricity load needed for today’s homes. If your electrical box still has fuses, you will want to strongly consider upgrading to a box that has circuit breakers.
  • You are expanding or remodeling your home – a new bathroom or great room expansion can increase your home’s electrical load, making it necessary to upgrade your electrical panel.
  • Your amperage is too low – today’s homes carry an average amperage of 200 amps; if your electrical box carries an amperage lower than this, it’s time to consider upgrading.
  • Your circuit breakers keep tripping – when you have multiple circuit breakers that keep tripping, it is likely that the various room of your home are drawing too much electricity. It isn’t good to keep operating your home with constantly-tripping breakers, so if yours keep tripping, it may be time to upgrade.
  • Your existing panel has damage – any damage to an electrical panel should be taken care of right away; if your electrical panel has been damaged, call for assistance immediately.

Just as the Hoover Dam helps control the flow of the Colorado River, your electrical box helps control and manage the flow of electricity into your home. If your electrical box is outdated, underpowered or damaged, it won’t be able to do its job.

Call Ardon Maintenance today and schedule an appointment for an electrical system upgrade with one of our experts!

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