Residential Electrical Panel Upgrades in Delray Beach & Boca Raton, FL
Mr. Electric Provides Residential Electrical Panel Upgrades
Mr. Electric of Delray Beach and Boca Raton’s professional electricians are highly skilled at repairing, replacing, and installing panel upgrades and new electrical panels for residential spaces. Unfortunately, as a house gets older, its electrical panel has a more difficult time keeping up with a system’s increasing electrical demands. Modern homes today use electronics more now than ever before, including HVAC systems and major appliances.
While technology evolves to keep up with energy efficiency, it’s essential to ensure your electrical system has the capacity to meet the electrical demands of your Delray Beach or Boca Raton, FL household. Mr. Electric of Delray Beach and Boca Raton’s team of licensed electrical experts can handle all your residential electrical panel upgrade needs. Call us today to learn more!
What Is an Electrical Panel? Why Is It Important to Upgrade It?
Electrical panels regulate the electricity running through your home and powering your electronics. If your home demands too much electricity, a circuit breaker within your electrical panel could be tripped to stop the electricity from overloading the wiring and causing a fire. Your electrical panel breaks the circuit and regulates the electricity running through your system to prevent fires caused by overloading. Upgrading your electrical panel will ensure your family, pets, and houseguests are safe.
Signs of a Defective Residential Electrical Panel
As a home’s electrical panel ages, it tends to malfunction more frequently. This common issue is due to overloaded circuits, which can lead to flickering lights. You might also need to turn off appliances to use other electronics plugged into the same electrical circuit. If you have a defective electrical panel, your circuit breakers will trip often, or someone might get shocked if they fail to trip.
Breakers that fail to trip can cause overheating and result in a fire. If your electrical panel is older than 25 years, it’s time to have a professional, licensed electrician look at it. Here are several common signs to watch out for to determine if you need a residential electrical panel replacement or upgrade:
- You hear crackling sounds from the electrical panel.
- You see corrosion or rust on the circuit breakers.
- The interior electrical panel’s interior is warm.
- Appliances seem to run at less than full power.
- Outlets near water sources, such as tubs, sinks, and dishwashers, stop the electricity if an appliance comes into contact with water, preventing electrocution.
- You need to use extension cords often.
- You have 60-amp electrical service.
- You have 100-amp electrical service, but it still can't operate some appliances.
- Your residential structure has a fuse block panel or split-bus panel, which does not have a main breaker.
Should I Repair or Replace My Electrical Panel?
If our experienced electricians decide we can repair your existing electrical panel rather than completely upgrading it to a new system, we’ll go ahead with the repairs it needs to work safely and reliably. Mr. Electric of Delray Beach and Boca Raton’s electricians will assess your residential structure, its current electrical system, and your energy demands. We go over several different factors when trying to decide if your system needs repairs or an upgrade, including the electrical panel’s age, reliability, and any safety measures it needs to protect your home.
Contact Us Today for Electrical Panel Upgrades
One of the best ways to determine if your residential structure needs an electrical panel upgrade is by scheduling our team of experienced electricians to perform a professional electrical safety inspection. We’ll measure the amount of power your system uses on its circuits and thoroughly check the electrical panel to ensure it’s safe.
If the electrical panel system doesn't work correctly or needs professional repairs or an upgrade, our licensed electricians can install a new panel that exceeds your local and state regulations and keeps up with your home’s increasing electrical demands. Keep your power system in optimal condition with an efficient and functioning electrical panel installed by Mr. Electric of Delray Beach and Boca Raton. Contact us today to learn more about residential electrical panel installations and upgrades!