Your electrical panel is the heart of your home’s wiring: all electricity that flows through your circuits is routed through it. When you blow a fuse or trip a circuit due to overuse, the electrical panel is where you go to fix the issue. But sometimes, your panel can malfunction altogether, leaving you in the dark or in a dangerous situation. If you’re encountering situations like these, it may be time to consider an electrical panel upgrade from Great Lakes Electric.
Great Lakes is Michiana’s foremost electrical panel upgrade expert, and we can help you choose the right equipment for your home comfort and safety. We’ll provide you with a complete home assessment, preventing future issues and bringing a reliable electrical system complete with energy savings for years to come.
When Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel?
As technology improves over time, our demand for more power grows greater; that’s why it’s important that your electrical panel can keep up. When a panel is not properly installed or is out of date, you increase risk of tripped breakers, damaged equipment, or electrocution.Great Lakes wants you to be aware of the warning signs to help determine if your electrical panel needs an upgrade, such as:
- Repeated breaker trips and blown fuses
- Flickering and inconsistent lighting
- Panel is no longer compatible with equipment
- A recent home remodel or upgrade
- A house that is over 20 years old
Still unsure whether or not you need an upgrade? It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Homes with a new panel are not only proven to operate at higher safety standards, but also at a drastically higher efficiency rate–meaning that even if safety wasn’t an issue, you’ll still stand to save some serious money!