Electrical Panel Upgrades in Charlotte, NC

Mr. Electric electrician working on a circuit breaker

We Replace Electrical Panels

You may have never thought about the electrical panel in your home, but it’s a vital component of your electricity. Your safety is at risk if something goes wrong with a malfunctioning electrical panel. Mr. Electric of Charlotte Metro provides electrical panel upgrades for homeowners in Charlotte, NC. Electrical panels must keep up with increased electrical demands for your home. An aging or malfunctioning unit should be replaced with an upgraded electrical panel. Our electrical experts specialize in electrical panel upgrades to ensure your system works optimally. 

Your Essential Electrical Panel

Your electrical panel regulates the electricity in your home and connects it to the main power line. When your property demands too much electricity at one time, your circuit breakers in the electrical panel immediately shut off your electricity. The electrical panel houses circuit breakers that distribute power into your home.

Electrical Panel Warning Signs

Electrical panels wear as they age and often show signs of problems. You may notice overloaded circuits that constantly trip, leaving you without electricity. The most common warning signs that your electrical panel needs upgrading include the following:

  • Circuit breaker corrosion
  • Strange crackling sounds
  • Feels hot inside of electrical panel
  • Appliances are not running at full power
  • Increased need for more extension cords
  • Outlets near water sources are not GFCIs
  • Home has a 60-amp electrical service 
  • Home has a 100-amp electrical service but cannot operate all appliances
  • Outdated split bus panel or fuse block

Electrical Panel Repairs

You don’t need an electrical panel upgrade for every electrical issue. We will inspect your unit and determine if we can repair your existing electrical panel. Some of the most common repairs we perform include:

  • Relocation of electrical panel
  • Rewiring
  • Bus bar replacement
  • Circuit Breaker Replacement

Electrical Panel Repairs vs. Replacements

Most homeowners consider an electrical panel upgrade when their unit reaches 25 years old. An aging electrical panel can cause safety hazards and issues in your home. Many electrical panels installed before 1990 may have defective electrical panels, including The Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Electrical Panel, Zinsco Electrical Panel, and Pushmatic Electrical Panel. Fuse boxes can typically only handle up to 60 amps of power, but most homes require about 200 amps. Our electricians will inspect your current electrical panel and home to determine your property’s energy demands. We will recommend an electrical panel repair or replacement from our assessment.

Average Cost to Upgrade Electrical Panel

We understand many homeowners fear the costs of upgrading an electrical panel. It’s essential to remember an electrical panel is an investment in the safety of your home. You will get many more benefits from your new electrical panel that outweigh your overall cost. Our team always offers quotes on our electrical services.

The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on Electrical Upgrades

The Inflation Reduction Act offers energy rebates to qualifying homeowners for electrical upgrades in their homes. You can receive up to a $2,500 rebate for upgraded wiring and up to a $4,000 rebate for upgraded electrical panels. We are happy to answer questions about your electrical panels and circuit breakers.

Contact Mr. Electric of Charlotte Metro

Mr. Electric of Charlotte Metro can measure how much energy your circuit system needs and determine your electrical system needs. We will inspect the current system to ensure it is safe. When you need an electrical system upgrade, our team is here for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or get a quote.