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.