When Is It Time to Upgrade Your Electrical in Your Home?

Circuit breakers and fuses are what make up your home’s electrical panel and allow you to control all of the electrical components in your home.

When these circuit breakers falter or start to impact the overall performance it may be time to consider an overall or upgrade to your system. Here are a few signs that it might be time for that necessary upgrade.

Wiring. Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of home fires in our country, and that risk increases with the age of your home and its wiring. Wire installation and other materials may have deteriorated over time, not to mention that your wiring based on age may no longer be to code.

Some warning signs of faulty wiring include flickering or dimming lights, discolored outlets, or even a slight shock when you touch appliances. It’s highly recommended to have a professional come in to inspect your wiring in your electrical panel should you suspect faulty wiring.

Appliances. If you intend to install a huge appliance such as a new air conditioner or even refrigerator, you may find that you don’t have enough electrical power to keep them going. If your amps don’t meet your electrical needs you’ll only succeed in tripping your circuit breaker on a regular basis so it’s time to upgrade.

Extension cords. It’s a good idea to upgrade your electrical panel if you are finding yourself using one power outlet with multiple power strips and extension cords. This will help to also minimize the fire hazard.

Planning ahead. If you are already planning to remodel your home, this is a great time to invest in high-quality wiring which consists of heavy-duty cables.

When it comes to upgrading your electrical, we advise always calling a professional to do all of your electrical work. When you’re ready, just give us a call. We’re here to help!