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Electrical Panel Upgrades in Chapel Hill, NC

Comprehensive Electrical Panel Services

As technology progresses and our dependence on electricity increases, ensuring that your home's electrical panel can handle your demands is crucial. The electrical panel, also referred to as the circuit breaker box, controls the flow of electricity throughout your home. A circuit breaker is specifically designed to halt the electricity flow during surges in demand. This safety feature is implemented to prevent overloaded circuits, which can result in electrical fires. Natural wear and tear may cause your electrical panel to break down. Mr. Electric of Chapel Hill offers electrical panel upgrades in Chapel Hill, NC. Updating your electrical panel safeguards your home and maximizes its efficiency. Contact us today to discover more about our top-notch electrical panel upgrade solutions.

Electrical Panel Upgrades in Chapel Hill, NC

Comprehensive Electrical Panel Services

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  • An electrical panel serves as the central hub for electricity in your home. It receives power from the utility company and then distributes it to different circuits throughout your house. Each circuit is safeguarded by a breaker or fuse, which helps avoid overload and potential electrical fires.

  • The most common issues of older electrical panels stem from overloaded circuits. The first indication of a struggling electrical panel is flickering lights when you turn on appliances. A defective or malfunctioning panel will often result in frequent breaker trips. In some cases, breakers may fail to trip, posing the risk of electric shock, melted wires, smoke, fire, or even electrocution. It's crucial to have our professionals inspect the condition of your electrical system.

  • Your electrical panel could exhibit signs of aging or deterioration. Our team can inspect your current electrical panel to ascertain if an upgrade is necessary. Some common signals that it may be time for an electrical panel upgrade include:

    • Evidence of rust or corrosion
    • A warm electrical panel
    • Noisy crackling or sizzling sounds
    • Your home features a split-bus panel or a fuse block panel
    • The inability of appliances to function at maximum power
    • Excessive reliance on extension cords
    • Your home operates on a 60-amp electrical service
    • Your home has a 100-amp electrical service, yet certain appliances cannot be powered simultaneously
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Why Should You Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Upgrading your electrical panel can bring various benefits to your home. Some of the most common reasons people opt for an electrical panel upgrade are as follows:

Increased Energy Demands

In this modern technology age, homes rely heavily on high energy demands. Your existing electrical panel might have trouble keeping up with these demands.

Home Remodeling

If you plan to add new rooms or install major appliances like a hot tub or electric car charger, your existing panel may not be able to handle the additional load. Upgrading to a larger electrical panel will ensure that you have sufficient capacity to power all your new additions.

Aging Panel

We recommend an upgrade if your home is over 20 years old and still has the original electrical panel. Older panels often have outdated technology and may have faulty wiring, which can increase the risk of fire.

  • Dwellings exceeding 25 years of age may necessitate an upgraded electrical panel. If your electrical panel was installed prior to 1990, we advise permitting our inspection. A Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) electrical panel is deemed unsafe by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. FPE panels were installed in newly built homes between 1950 and 1980. They may possess construction flaws that increase the risk of fires or electric shocks. Zinsco electrical panels were discontinued in the 1970s for having a faulty design that allows electrical current to pass when the panel is switched off. Pushmatic electrical panels lack a main breaker switch. If your abode has a fuse box, it may not accommodate the necessary amps of 200 or more. Swapping your fuse box for an electrical panel system is crucial.

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