An outdated electrical panel, often found in many older homes, isn’t necessarily designed to meet the electricity demands of modern living. Today’s families love their appliances and electronics and this important residential electrical component not being kept up to date can lead to many unsafe electrical features within your home. This area is the point in your home where the main wires, located outside of your home, connect to the exit wires that go from the panel to different locations inside your home. The primary wire is called the service drop or service wire. The various cables that exit out of the service panel are called branch wire circuits or just branch circuits. This setup is very similar to a fuse box. You’ll have circuit breakers inside of it. If your home’s electrical panel is less than 200 amps, it’s time to enter the modern age with an upgrade. Contact us to find out how we can keep your home’s electrical system safe.
Electrical systems may not be overly complicated, but they can be dangerous. Making a mistake with your outlets can result in a shock or other injury, but making a mistake with your electrical panel could have much more dire results. Your best protection is to have a handle on the knowledge of the basics of your electrical panel. If you don’t feel comfortable with it, it may be best if you call in the professionals.
When something is going on with your electrical panel, or you’d like to improve it, it’s a good idea to talk to the professionals. They understand what safety precautions are necessary to handle repairs and upgrades to your electrical panel. In addition, they can often recommend updates that you need to remain up to the current codes. In fact, did you know that some insurance policies require your electrical panel to be up to date or your coverage may not include damage done by an old panel? Either way, contact us to schedule a FREE consultation or estimate.