Power Up: Signs Your Home Needs an Electrical Panel Upgrade

At Turn It On Electric, we believe in empowering homeowners with the knowledge to keep their homes safe and efficient. This time, we focus on an often overlooked but essential component of your home’s electrical system – the electric panel. Knowing when to upgrade your electric panel is crucial to maintain your home’s functionality and safety. Here are a few key signs that suggest it might be time for an upgrade:

Overloading Issues

If your circuit breakers trip frequently, it’s a clear sign that your panel is being overloaded. This usually occurs when your electrical panel doesn’t have the capacity to handle the power needed by your appliances, causing it to trip as a safety mechanism.

Ageing Panel

If your home was built more than two decades ago and the electrical panel hasn’t been updated since, it might be due for an upgrade. Older panels might not meet current electrical codes and can have a lower capacity, making them ill-equipped to handle modern electrical loads.

Usage of Multiple Extension Cords

If you find yourself relying heavily on extension cords and power strips, it could mean your home lacks the necessary number of outlets. This might suggest your panel needs an upgrade to accommodate more circuits and outlets.

Signs of Damage or Wear

Physical indications of damage such as a rusted panel, scorch marks, or even a burning smell, could suggest your panel is in dire need of an upgrade. Never ignore these signs, as they could lead to electrical fires if not addressed.

Renovations and Additional Appliances

If you’re planning a significant renovation or adding high-power appliances like a hot tub or an electric vehicle charger, you might need to upgrade your panel to handle the additional load.

Flickering Lights

If your lights flicker or dim when you turn on other appliances, it could indicate that your panel is struggling to supply adequate power.

Rising to the Challenge with Turn It On Electric

At Turn It On Electric, we recognize that an electrical panel upgrade is not a small task. But when it comes to your home’s safety and efficiency, it’s a challenge we’re ready to meet head-on. Beyond just handling the permits, inspections, and the city procedures needed for an upgrade, our customer-focused approach means we provide personal consultations, with technicians visiting your home to understand your unique needs and provide a tailored solution.

When it comes to enhancing your home’s electrical system, trust Turn It On Electric to deliver a service that’s not just about doing the job but about doing it right. CONTACT US TODAY and let’s collaborate to power up your home’s electrical infrastructure in a safe and efficient manner.

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