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Many common electrical issues are linked to a faulty electrical panel since the panel is linked to the entire electrical system. If the panel is malfunctioning, the damage is likely spread throughout the house.
Upgrading your electrical panel can mean a few different things depending on your home’s power needs, the age and power of the existing panel, whether there’s damage to the panel, and other factors. We are here to help!
Do you need to upgrade your home electrical panel?
Is your home more than thirty years old?
Are your lights flickering or dimming?
Do you have tripping breakers?
Is your panel full with no room for expansion?
Is the meter box rusty?
Do you smell burning or see scorch marks around outlets?
Is the electric cable on the outside of your home frayed?
Do you need 300 amp service panel upgrades?
Needing to upgrade your Electrical Panel?
As a rule of thumb, electric panels need replacing every 25-40 years, so if your home is that age, there’s a likelihood that you will need to upgrade.
If you plan to DIY, it can be extremely dangerous if you are not familiar with electrical wiring. It is recommended to leave this sort of work to a trained professional like us.
Here are three Panel brands that will most likely need an upgrade: Zinsco used to be a very popular brand, these panels allow wires to heat up and melt causing problems. Another brand like this one is Sylvania with the same issues. FPE is Federal Pacific causing many fires. If you have any of these panels, you need to upgrade right away.