Professional Electrical Panel Upgrades in Oklahoma City, OK
Our Electric Experts Upgrade Electrical Panels
Due to the increased use of gadgets, electronics, and heavy-duty appliances, modern electrical systems today have a higher electrical demand than ever before. If too much electricity is demanded on a residential or commercial circuit, a circuit breaker is tripped to stop the electricity from overloading the wiring and possibly causing a fire. Overloads are dangerous and can cause a fire, so the electrical panel works by regulating the electricity to keep your property and all its residents safe.
If your commercial or residential property is more than ten years old, it may be time to upgrade your electrical panel to keep up with your increasing demand. At Mr. Electric of Oklahoma City, our licensed electricians upgrade electrical panels so your home or business’s electrical system can safely and reliably keep up with your property’s demands. We provide effective and reliable electrical panel upgrades for home and business owners throughout Oklahoma City, OK and the surrounding areas, including Edmond and Yukon. Contact us today!
How Does an Electrical Panel Work?
Electrical panels can turn off the power of a property’s entire electrical system. They’re connected to power meters directly outside of homes or buildings, which are connected to your electric company’s main power line. Residential electrical panels are typically found in your utility room, basement, or garage and are usually painted gray.
Inside an electrical panel, you’ll see rows of switches (circuit breakers) that distribute the main power line into smaller branch lines. You should also be able to see numbered labels on the inside of the electrical panel door representing the locations of all the outlets and appliances within a home. The switches also have numbers that indicate how many amps each branch line can carry before the circuit breaker is tripped.
Do I Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade?
Have you noticed flickering lights in your home or business? Perhaps you have to turn off certain appliances to use other ones plugged into the same circuit. If your electrical panel is old, it’s more likely to malfunction, causing the breaker to trip often. If the breaker fails to trip, residents risk getting shocked. Circuit breakers that fail to trip can cause fire, smoke, and melted wires from overloading and overheating.
Inspecting Your Electrical Panel
If your commercial or residential property is more than 25 years old or you’re experiencing any issues with its electrical system, it needs to be inspected by the experienced, licensed electrician at Mr. Electric. Some common signs that indicate you need professional upgrades to your electrical panel include the following:
- Strange crackling sounds are coming from the panel.
- Rust or corrosion is visible on the breakers.
- The panel feels warm to the touch.
- Appliances aren’t running at full power.
- Outlets near water sources aren’t GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters). These outlets stop electricity if an appliance encounters water, preventing electrocution.
- You frequently use extension cords or power strips.
- Your home has 60-amp electrical service.
- Your home has 100-amp electrical service but still can’t keep up with the demand.
- Your home is older and has a split-bus panel or fuse block panel.
Should I Upgrade or Repair My Electrical Panel?
The licensed electricians at Mr. Electric of Oklahoma City can determine whether your electrical panel is a good candidate for repair. Depending on the condition of your electrical panel, our electricians may be able to repair it rather than replace it with a whole new system. Once our team has assessed your current system, electrical panel, and projected energy demands, we can decide what would be the best investment for your property. Our technicians take into consideration several key factors when determining electrical panel repair vs. replacement, including the age, safety, and reliability of the current electrical panel. The electrical panel repairs we offer throughout Oklahoma City, OK include the following:
- Circuit breaker replacement services
- Circuit breaker installation and upgrades
- Rewiring the electrical panel
- Bus bar replacement
- Electrical panel relocation due to moisture concerns
- And more!
Contact Mr. Electric Today for a Home Inspection
When you call Mr. Electric of Oklahoma City, we’re committed to helping you find cost-effective and reliable solutions for all your commercial and residential electrical panel upgrade needs. Our team is happy to answer any questions you have about the electrical services we offer throughout Oklahoma City, OK and the surrounding areas. Whether you want an estimate for electrical panel upgrade cost or to learn more about our installation process, we’re here to help.
Our highly skilled electricians will help you keep your home or business’s electrical system in tip-top shape with a professionally upgraded electrical panel. Contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment with our expert technicians. We look forward to hearing from you!