April 29, 2023
Benefits of Upgrading
April 29, 2023
Benefits Of Upgrading Your Electrical Panel
Upgrading your electrical panel is one of the best investments you can make to ensure electrical safety in your home. Most older panels simply weren’t designed to handle the kind of electrical load that most homes demand these days. Electrical panel upgrades help guard against overloaded circuits which can potentially cause electrical fires, electrical overloads, or other electrical hazards.
Increased Power Capacity
Increasing the power in your electrical panel can help support all the demands of your home or office. If you have too many things drawing power from a few circuits, you can overload the circuit. This can cause the circuit breaker to continuously trip or, you guessed it, overheat the circuit’s wiring and lead to a fire. An upgraded electrical panel will have more slots for dedicated circuits and an electrician can run wiring for more spots for you to plug in at the same time.
An Energy Efficient Home
An electrical panel upgrade can be a great way to make your home more energy efficient. New electrical panels are designed to be up to date and efficient, as they use current technology that is designed with power conservation in mind. A new electrical panel can save you anywhere from 5 to 15% on your monthly electric use and longer lasting components within the electrical panel itself for long-term reliability.
Added Value To Your Home
Upgrading your electrical panel can help to increase the overall value of your home. A modern, reliable electrical system is a major selling point for potential buyers and can help your home stand out in the market.
You might hear an electrician say the newer panels provide “cleaner power”. What they mean is it provides a more consistent level of power. Older electrical panels oftentimes allow for fluctuation which is hard on modern electrical appliances and your other new technology needs. At best, this causes a nuisance and trips your circuit breakers repeatedly. At worst, it can damage your appliances and other electronics.
In conclusion, upgrading your electrical panel to a newer, more modern version can be a smart move if you’re looking to improve the level of safety for you and your family, improve reliability, and energy efficiency and maximize the value of your home and make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
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Generally Speaking, The Estimated Cost to Upgrade A Residential Main Electrical Panel to a 200 Amp is Somewhere Between $3,500 – $4,500, Including All Materials and Labor.
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