If the electrical system is your home's circulatory system, then your electrical panel is the heart. Your electrical panel is responsible for sending power to your home's circuits. Then, the circuits send this power to your outlets. Like all appliances, electrical panels become less reliable with age.
Here are four ways to know that it’s time to replace your electrical panel.
Your Circuit Breakers Trip Frequently
If your circuit breakers trip all the time, it is a sign of a problem. This may occur because your electric panel is overloaded, or it may not be working correctly. Either way, it is time for a replacement.
Your Home Is Old
An old home comes with an old panel. Unfortunately, these panels were not designed to carry large electrical loads. Older panels carry the risk of a fire or power surges.
You Want to Avoid Power Surges
Upgrading your system leads to fewer power surges. Since power surges can damage your appliances, replacing your panel can boost the longevity of your home's appliances. A new panel also means that you can keep your system functioning for years longer.
You Are Buying New Appliances
If you are getting new appliances, you may need a new panel. Your system is designed to deal with the energy needs you currently have. Once you get a new appliance, such as a hot tub or high-end refrigerator, you will need to upgrade your electrical system to handle the added energy requirements.
Bottom line: You’re experiencing problems with your current electrical panel or concerned about its ability to perform with new, high-powered appliances, contact JSP Home Services today: (845) 250-6470.