Posted on: November 30, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Electrician
The electrical panel in your home can impact your overall efficiency, your convenience, and even the health and safety of your family.Upgraded electrical boxes are even a great idea for those who plan on moving, as they can increase the resale value of the home.
Upgrading to a newer modern style panel you are assured of safety and convenience. A new panel may be able to have more room for additional circuits if required. Most older homes were built with 100 amp electrical services.
In the 21st century, households require more power than ever before. Your electrical panel must be capable of distributing this power efficiently and safely. In the past, the standard home might have general lighting for each room with a pair of receptacles. A family would have what are now basic electrical devices and major home appliances , and in all probability , they would have only one of each. The gadgets that are so much a part of our lives today did not even exist, no computers, no comparable home entertainment systems , not even cell phones to charge. An old electrical panel will eventually succumb to the rigors of today’s world , we’ll give you an idea of what to look for to make sure you and your loved ones are not in imminent danger.
Requirements- Consider this, homes were originally designed with approximately 50 amps to power the entire house. The contemporary household can easily demand quadruple that amount of electric current, central air conditioning and refrigerators in perpetual use and multiple televisions and electronics being used simultaneously. Older systems were not designed for such and are apt to overload and cause fire.
The Advantages of Power – More power decreases the chance of blowing a fuse, which usually happens at the most inconvenient of times . An upgrade will increase your capabilities of running several high powered appliances and electronic devices .You can go ahead and plan those parties and family get-togethers without so much as a second thought where your circuitry is concerned.
Selling the House? – An upgrade of your electrical system can add value to your home should you ever decide to put it on the market.
There a few telling signs that you need an upgrade :
If your circuit breaker doesn’t trip when the circuit is overloaded, the problem is usually that there is a loose connection somewhere in the circuit. Due to inexperience ,homeowners often replace it with a larger circuit breaker than the wire can support, this in itself poses another fire hazard. Read full article here…
As advantageous as a new electrical panel is, one of the benefits is simply that it’s not old and broken. A faulty electrical panel is a necessary expense, and it’s one that potential homebuyers are not looking to purchase. An upgraded electrical panel, on the other hand, is a plus. Call us at 713-766-3605 for your home service and repair needs.