Signs Your Electrical Panel Needs an Upgrade
December 14, 2021
Not sure whether it’s time for a new electrical panel or not? Here a few signs that it might be time for an upgrade.
1. Your Panel Is More Than A Few Decades Old
Don’t wait for problems to arise before upgrading your new electrical panel. If your panel is 25+ years old, it’s probably time for an upgrade! Doing so will not only save you money in the future, but it will also improve your and your family’s safety.
Newer electrical panels are designed to meet modern safety standards that older panels might not have. There are also some older electrical panel brands that are just inherently faulty.
Work with Naples electricians that offer free consultations and they will inspect your panel and inform you of any safety concerns you should be aware of.
2. Your Breakers Keep Tripping
If you’re in the middle of cooking a big family meal and suddenly, the oven and the rest of your kitchen appliances shut off, you probably overloaded your electrical circuit.
Electrical panels are usually replaced every 30-40 years. However, if you added quite a few new appliances to your home and your circuit can’t keep up with the electrical load, it’s time to replace your panel.
At Empowered Global, our Naples electricians can help you identify the cause of your tripped breakers and if it’s due to electrical overload, they’ll walk you through the process of how they’ll update your panel to match your electrical needs.
3. You Are Getting Ready to Sell Your Home
A new electrical panel can be a great selling point for homebuyers. If it is old and is starting to show signs of failure, it’s a good time to get your electrical panel upgraded before it becomes an issue during inspection!
4. You Can See Visible Damage
If you open your electrical panel and see rust or burn marks, that’s not a good sign. Rust indicates there is (or has been) moisture inside your electrical panel. Electricity and water can be a fatal combo so make sure to call a Naples electrician immediately!
Likewise, burn marks indicate a pretty serious problem with your breakers, fuses, or the panel in general. Don’t wait and risk dealing with an electrical fire! Contact Empowered Global today or schedule an appointment with our electricians.