ELECTRIC PANELS

  • You hear crackling sounds from the breaker box panel.

    Existing home upgrades

  • You see corrosion and rust on the breaker switches

  • The interior of the breaker box feels warm.

  • Appliances are running at less than full power

  • Your home has two-pronged outlets, not three-pronged grounded outlets

  • Outlets near water sources – such as sinks, tubs, dishwashers and clothes washer lines – are do not have GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters) in them

  • You need surge protectors for computers and other valuable appliances

  • You’re always using extension cords

  • Your home has a 60-amp electrical service

  • Your home has 100-amp electrical service, but it still can’t operate some appliances

  • Your older home has a fuse block panel or split-buss panel, which do not have a main breaker

 

Do I Need To Upgrade My Electrical Panel?

To learn about the capacity of your current breaker panel, look on the inside. There will be a tag, usually, on the door, that will list maximum voltage, current and power dissipation capability for the panel and busses. Most breaker boxes are 100, 150 or 200 amps. The average home typically requires 200 amp panels to fully operate all of your appliances and meet your electrical needs.

Consider a re-lamp or retrofit in the event of frequent failure


The reality is that the right product in the right application will most likely result in less maintenance. If you can move to more efficient, easier to maintain products, you will reap the benefits in reduced maintenance costs, reduced energy costs, and more consistent visuals across your organization. Many of the latest and greatest LED products have a three to five year warranty that a quality maintenance provider will make sure you take advantage of.

Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel?

Circuit breaker panels typically last 25 to 40 years. 

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