Electrical Panel Upgrades in Chattanooga, TN
Upgrading Your Home’s Overload Protection
During an amperage spike, the flow of electricity in your home suddenly increases. If unchecked, electrical overload can cause a fire or electrocute anyone touching a device or appliance. Your circuit breaker is your first and most effective line of defense against electrical overload. In order to protect you and your home, you must routinely maintain and upgrade your electrical panel and the breakers within it. We can help you with that. Mr. Electric of Chattanooga offers electrical panel upgrades in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Let us help you keep your electrical panel in peak working condition. Learn more about our residential electrical panel upgrades.
Understanding Your Electrical Panel
If you look inside your electrical panel, you will usually see a series of breakers and the main breaker at the top. The main breaker controls the power for your entire home. You can shut off power to all the breakers by flipping it. Each circuit breaker controls a particular area of your home, called a circuit. The circuits in your house should be labeled. You may need to compare the indented numbers on your electrical panel to the list of circuits to identify each.
Your electrical panel takes in electricity from your utility company’s power line and safely transfers it to each area of your home. As the electricity flows through your electrical panel, the circuit breakers monitor the amperage of the electricity going through that circuit. If the flow of electricity exceeds the capacity of the breaker, the breaker will trip, cutting the power to that part of your home. This prevents the excess electricity from causing a fire or electrocution.
Knowing It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel
You may have never thought about replacing or upgrading your electrical panel before. Electrical panels should not be used for any longer than 25 years. Some electrical panels that are even younger than that can become defective. If you regularly take trips to reset tripped breakers, that’s the first sign that you need to consider upgrading your electrical panel. Some of the other signs that you might need electrical panel upgrades include:
- Your electrical panel makes a crackling sound
- There is corrosion or rust on your circuit breakers
- Your electrical panel is warm
- Your appliances aren’t running at full power
- You don’t have GFCI outlets in your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room
- You use extension cords and power strips all the time
- You have 60-amp breakers
- You have 100-amp breakers, but they still trip frequently
- You have a fuse block panel or a split-bus panel without a main breaker
Upgrading Your Electrical Panel Doesn’t Have to Cost a Lot
When it’s time to get your house an electrical panel upgrade, we always keep in mind your budget, explaining the electrical panel upgrade costs before we start working. Depending on the condition of your electrical panel, we can often make significant improvements in your home’s electrical efficiency by making some minor repairs or replacements. By adding a new outlet or just replacing your breakers, we can add more capacity to your home and improve the most important safety features in your electrical system. On the other hand, if you need to replace your electrical panel completely, we can help you select and install the best one for your home.
Request Your Electrical Panel Upgrade Appointment Online!
When you hire a team of electricians for an electrical panel upgrade, you need someone you know and trust. Mr. Electric of Chattanooga has helped homeowners in Chattanooga, Hixon, and Ringgold upgrade their electrical panels. People in the area have come to associate us with the highest levels of service and reliability. On top of that, all our work is backed by the Neighborly Done Right Promise®. We’ll stop at nothing to get the job done right. That’s our promise to you. Request your electrical panel upgrade appointment online now!