If you are new to your home or even have lived in your home for a number of years, you may be unsure about the electrical panel you have. In fact, you may be unsure if it is even safe.
The problem with some electrical panels can be age of the panel itself. It can also be a notable increase in demand we place on the electrical systems of our homes. We simply use more electricity than homes did 50 years ago. So, why would we still be using the same type and models of electrical panels from back then? This could be asking for trouble. Between the increases in the number of appliances in our homes, personally electronic devices that need charged, more televisions and other devices, we simply draw a lot more electricity in any given day. If your older electrical panel is being used more than it is designed to be used, you run the very real risk of a fire or outage. If your electrical panel is not functioning fully or as it should, the risk can be far more than they are worth. You could lose much more than the cost of a new, updated electrical panel.
Aside from an electrical panel being outdated or inadequate for the job you demand of it, some are intrinsically flawed or defective. Not knowing the actual status of the newer electrical panel in your home can be just as dangerous as having an electrical panel that is old and ready to go on the fritz.
In order to prevent your electrical panel from causing you any serious problems, it is imperative that you have a professional check it out and update any parts of it as necessary. Contact us today!