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Why a Service Panel Upgrade Is Necessary

panel upgrade and why it's time to schedule one.
June 8, 2017

A home can experience many issues relating to electrical wiring because of an outdated electrical service panel. Flickering lights, unusual sounds coming from a fuse box, breakers constantly tripping, or smoke coming from outlets or burning smells are just some of the reasons why you might need a service panel upgrade.  One particular appliance that tends to get overlooked by a lot of homeowners is their electrical panel. The problem with that, however, is a service panel upgrade is always necessary and just as important as any other household appliance. They can easily wear out, so if you’re noticing signs of needing to be replaced, then it’s time to take care of it.

Scheduling a Service Panel Upgrade with Reliable Electrical Service

Unlike other appliances, electrical service panels don’t break down and stop working. Instead, they see a slow decline over several months before finally failing. That is why you need to call the expert electricians here at Reliable Electrical Service. We can maintain your electric panel and check your electrical system to see if any future problems could arise. We’ll help you avoid panel problems because to us, your safety and your home are very important. You won’t have to worry anymore if you call us because we can handle all repairs, replacements, and installations you might throw our way.

Why is it Important to Schedule a Service Panel Upgrade?

A lot of the appliances you currently you use in your home are connected to your electrical panel. Especially appliances that rely on high-efficiency, there’s a good chance they need a hard-working panel to maintain its pace. Smoking outlets and tripping breaks aren’t just a coincidence. They are safety hazards that can cause an electrical fire or better yet a larger disaster. If you notice these kinds of problems consistently, it may because of your service panel. These types of issues require calling an electrician right away. However, if it seems like electrical panel doesn’t pose any immediate danger, it still is recommended that it be replaced before it decides to cause problems. There are so many advantages to a service panel upgrade that it makes it worth to consider.

Advantages to a Service Panel Upgrade

Besides the peace of mind that a new panel provides, being able to tell potential buyers that they won’t have to worry about this repair for years can add a lot to the value of your home. A new electrical panel ensures that your home will continue a steady flow of electricity. Not only will you eliminate problems with flickering lights and burnt out appliances, but you will also be able to add more appliances without tripping your breaker, blowing fuses, or damaging current appliances. You will also benefit from fewer power surges and add years of life to devices. You’ll never have to worry about causing a fire either or other potential disasters.

More Benefits with a New Panel

A service panel upgrade will also allow you to increase the number of outlets available in your home. It can help reduce your homeowner’s insurance bill as well since those who do receive an upgrade can qualify for a discount since their reducing their overall risk, lowering their annual bill. In some cases, homeowners can even benefit from rebates and discounts from their local electric company since they decided to upgrade their existing panel. Additionally, a new electrical panel is almost always required if you’re looking to renovate your home or include an addition. Replacing your panel now could mean saving so much money in the future, especially if you decide to start a construction project. In particular, appliances that require a 240V circuit will always require a panel upgrade. While these appliances back in the day use to be rare, nowadays, dryers, water heaters, and even cars require this type of circuit.

Don’t Wait to Upgrade

If you’re having problems with the lighting of your home or the outlets in the rooms, don’t put it off last minute. Upgrading your service panel can help immensely, especially when it comes to providing safety for you and your family. It is important to call an electrician and assess the need for a new service panel. This repair is one of the best things you can do if you want to increase your property value and enjoy some peace of mind.

Stay ahead of your electrical appliances and extend the life of them with a service panel upgrade – call Reliable Electrical Service for more details or to schedule an appointment today!

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