Electrical Panel Upgrades
Do you need a new electrical panel?
- Does your Home still have an old-style fuse panel?
- Are your breakers constantly tripping?
- Are circuits overloaded? Have circuits been doubled up - Meaning that one breaker controls many locations in your home or there are two wires on one breaker.
- Has new wiring been added over the years, and does it meet code?
- Do your fuses blow regularly?
- Has your Insurance Company refused to renew your home insurance policy?
If you answered yes to any of the six questions above, your home may be in need of a new electrical panel.
Hire a pro, not a side job Charlie!
Having a new electrical panel installed is a complex job and should only be handled by an expert master electrician such as the ones we have here at In Charge Electric. Panel upgrades need to have a permit pulled and the job needs to be inspected by a licensed inspector that works for the county or city that you live in. This is to protect you!
Modern Circuit Breaker Panels are more convenient, and are built to far higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels.
Extra protection is incorporated into the latest equipment in the form of circuit breakers.
These circuit breakers protect every device in the house with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there is a fault, opening the circuit and eliminating the risk of danger.
There is also excellent protection available in the form of Ground-Fault Circuit Breakers and Arc-Fault Circuit Breakers. We have written a complete article on both breakers and they can be located in our services directory.
Technology changes, older equipment and wiring systems did not have to support the modern appliances of today’s time.
Overloading and doubling up of circuits is commonly seen in older outdated fuse and electrical panels. Resulting in improper installation. Many times it was missed and was never inspected. Unfortunately, this can cause fires.
Upgrading the source of power distribution to your home by installing a new electrical panel can eliminate this potentially dangerous situation.
Here are some benefits to upgrade your electrical panel:
- Reduce the chance of an electrical fire.
- Eliminate doubled-up circuits.
- Eliminate the need to replace fuses, or the chance to install the wrong size of fuse, which is a common fire hazard.
- Capacity to add additional circuits in the future.
- Increase the resale value of your home.
- Be able to get homeowner's insurance.
Don’t compromise on safety.
Call In Charge Electric at (352) 350-7878 or use the service request form above so we can evaluate your electrical system. We will help you to decide on whether you should have your outdated fuse panel or old electrical panel replaced with a modern circuit breaker panel.
An electrical upgrade by In Charge Electric will ensure that you’re getting the most out of your home’s electrical system and help avoid electrical hazards.
The average life-span of a home’s electrical system is close to 35 years. That said older homes that have old, outdated electrical components are not capable of handling todays electrical appliances, AC, heating and all the other associated electrical demands. The electrical system get overloaded and that’s when serious issues occur.
If you need a new electric panel or have any other type of electrical issues, please call In Charge Electric at (352) 350-7878 or please request service from our contact page.