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Electrical Panel Upgrade and Replacement

When it comes to your home or business and its electrical system, the electrical panel is the heart of the system. You may refer to it as a breaker box. It’s the grey metal box built into the wall with a door – usually placed in a utility room or basement or other out of the way place.

Occasionally, you may need to consider an electrical panel upgrade or full-on breaker box replacement. You should always work with a licensed electrician in these cases. 

Why You Might Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

If you have an older home or business, your electrical panel may not be able to keep up with all of today’s appliances and electronic equipment. Take a look inside the panel. Is every single circuit breaker assigned to something? You could benefit from a panel upgrade.

Some concrete signs it’s time for an upgrade include:

  • The lights flicker when a major appliance is running.

  • You frequently have tripped breakers.

  • You want to install a Level 2 EV charging station.

  • You’re installing an inground pool.

If it’s just one breaker that keeps tripping, we may be able to put devices on a different circuit. We may also suggest adding a sub panel to spread power usage around. 

Why You Might Need an Electrical Panel Replacement

If you have an older home or out building at your farm or business, you may have a fuse box. For safety reasons and insurance purposes, you should replace the fuse box with an up-to-date electrical panel.

You might also need a complete electrical panel replacement of an existing breaker panel for several reasons, including:

  • Your panel has been recalled.

  • The existing panel is more than 25 years old.

  • You see scorch marks or other damage to the panel.

  • You smell a burning odor coming from the electrical panel.

Those last two instances are fire hazards and emergencies. Call a licensed electrician right away.

Schedule Your Electrical Panel Upgrade or Replacement

If you need an electrical panel upgrade or replacement for your home or business, we can help. We are experienced and licensed electricians who can make the necessary upgrades or full panel replacement you need. We serve homeowners and commercial clients in Harford County, Cecil County, and Baltimore County. 

Call 443-643-7550 to schedule an estimate. An on-site visit will be required to determine what solution is best for your location. 

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