We count on our homes’ electrical systems to work silently and reliably in the background of our lives, powering all the things we need for comfort, entertainment and even work. But we also put a lot of demands on that electrical system, especially as we run more appliances, such as fans and air conditioning units. Fortunately, it’s possible to upgrade the electrical panel service to ensure we’ve got the energy we need, where we want it. Here are three big signs that now is the time to call an electrician.
Circuit Breakers Are Often Tripped
Does the circuit blow every time you plug in a high-demand appliance like an air conditioner, microwave oven or even a hairdryer? This could be a big warning sign that your electrical system is being asked to draw more power than it’s designed for. When this happens repeatedly, you may need to upgrade.
You’re Relying on Extension Cords
Extension cords aren’t designed for permanent use to regularly operate small appliances, lighting or electronics in your home. Whether it’s because you don’t have enough outlets in the right places or your 3-prong plugs won’t fit in your home’s 2-prong outlets, upgrading your electrical panel can solve the problem.
Your Home is Older
If your home is more than two decades old and still uses parts like fuses or knob and tube wiring, chances are good that some updates are warranted. The National Electrical Code has undergone updates since then, and these new standards should be reflected in your home’s wiring and electrical service to ensure maximum safety.
Is It Time to Upgrade the Electrical Panel Service in Your University Place Home?
At HB Electric Solutions, our dedicated team of master and journeyman-licensed electricians can assess your current electrical needs and identify ways to improve the safety and efficiency of your electrical system. Whether you call us for residential services, commercial services or remodeling projects, you can be assured of our dedication to customer service, safety and high standards of work. If you’d like to know whether it’s time to upgrade the electrical panel service in your home, contact us today.
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