Your home’s electrical panel is responsible for keeping electricity flowing through your home and effectively powering your appliances. Your electrical panel does a lot, but over time, you may need to upgrade it so it can keep up with your home’s unique power needs.
Here are some signs it’s time to call us to come and do some electrical panel upgrades:
- Your breakers constantly trip—If your breakers constantly trip when you use two or more appliances, you may need to invest in electrical panel upgrades. While simple fixes can keep your fuses from tripping, if you’ve run out of quick ways to restore blown fuses, it’s time to upgrade your panel.
- Odd sounds come from your breaker box—Most breaker boxes make a light humming sound when they’re running. But if you can hear any “cracking” or “popping” sounds coming from your breaker box, you should get your electrical panel looked at right away.
- You live in an older home—While your electrical panel may still be perfectly fine if you live in an older home, you should still have us come and do an inspection. In many cases, homes that are 20 years or older typically require electrical panel upgrades.
- A burning smell comes from your breaker box—Like with anything, a burning smell coming from your breaker box isn’t a good sign. If you smell a burning odor coming from your electrical panel, call us right away for an inspection and possible upgrades.