One of the most commonly neglected electrical issues is the need for an electrical panel upgrade. With the increased demand we’ve been placing on our electrical systems the past few years, it should come as no surprise that eventually, your circuit breaker box may not be able to handle the demand, and that’s where you run into potentially severe side effects, here are a few signs that it may be time to call an electrician.
Just a few simple questions when considering whether to call an electrician.
Flickering or dimming lights?
How many power strips and extension cords are you using?
How many new electronic devices have you added to your household in the past 5-10 years?
Do you hear buzzing or humming inside your panel?
How old is your home?
If you live in an older home that continues to run using fuses or has a split buss panel, we recommend upgrading your breaker box and start relying on circuit breakers. The possibility of sparking a fire when fuses melt or an old breaker doesn’t not function properly because it is old is a very real scenario particularly with the increased reliance on appliances and electrical devices. Investing in electrical panel upgrades is the easiest and simplest way to avoid these possibilities.
Schedule a simple upgrade to your system and avoid the potential for breaker box repair and a potential fire hazard.
The high number of new electronic devices that have been added to households each year can tax any system, especially when using high-energy consuming devices.
If you are unsure whether or not you need an upgrade, call Nasr Electric today and have a thorough inspection done. Nasr Electric is always available to help ease your mind and offer cost effective solutions.