Upgrade Your Home's Electrical Panel in Round Rock, TX

Safe and Efficient Electrical Panel Upgrades for Homeowners

The electrical panel in your home is responsible for regulating the electricity that flows through it. When it's overloaded, the circuit breaker trips, preventing electrical overloads that could lead to fires. Mr. Electric of Round Rock specializes in electrical panel upgrades for homeowners in Round Rock, TX. As your home ages, its electrical panel may not keep up with the increased demand from modern devices like HVAC systems, televisions, and computers. We offer professional electrical panel upgrades to ensure your family's safety and the efficient operation of your home. Learn more and get in touch with us today to request a quote.

Mr. Electric electrician working on a circuit breaker

Understanding Your Electrical Panel

Your home is connected to the electric company's main power line through a power meter outside, which then goes into your electrical panel. The panel, often gray and located in a garage, basement, closet, or on an outside wall near your meter, has switches that distribute the main power line into branch lines. These circuit breakers can handle a specific number of amps before tripping. Your electrical panel will have a label to map out the locations of the outlets and appliances. Additionally, the main power breaker can turn off power to your entire home. A residential electrical panel upgrade can help you enjoy the benefits without the risks.

Signs Your Home Needs an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Overloaded circuits can cause flickering lights or require turning off one appliance before using another on the same circuit. If the panel is at least 25 years old, rust or corrosion on circuit breakers, crackling sounds from the panel, lack of GFCIs near water sources, appliances running at less than full power, needing extension cords, and 100-amp electrical services that cannot operate some appliances are all warning signs of necessary upgrades. Fuse block panels or split-bus panels with no main breaker are also problematic. We can assess your power needs and add outlets, whole house surge protectors, and more. An electrical box upgrade may be all you need.

Defective Electrical Panel Brands & Types

Federal Pacific Electric (FPE), Zinsco, Pushmatic, and fuse box panels are all types of defective electrical panels that need replacing. FPE panels were installed between 1950 and 1980 and can cause fires or electric shocks. Zinsco panels allow power to flow even once the breakers are switched off. Pushmatic panels have weak breaker switches and no main breaker switches, while fuse boxes can handle only a fraction of the amperage that modern homes require. A breaker box upgrade will ensure your system is safe and up-to-date.

The Cost of Electrical Panel Upgrades

The cost of upgrading your electrical panel depends on the scope of the project and site conditions. The price will be higher if existing wiring or conduits need work before we can safely replace the panel. Our services include circuit breaker replacement, installation and upgrades, rewiring the panel, bus bar replacement, and relocating electrical panels due to moisture or other concerns. Contact us for a case-by-case quote. Mr. Electric of Round Rock is happy to answer your questions about the electrical panel upgrade process and provide you with a quote for your electrical panel upgrade cost in Round Rock, Cedar Park, or Georgetown, TX.

Schedule an Electrical Panel Upgrade Today

Ensure the safe and efficient operation of your home by scheduling an electrical panel upgrade with Mr. Electric of Round Rock. Our professional services will give your home a new lease on life. We offer comprehensive residential electrical services to keep your loved ones and pets safe and ensure your electronic devices are working efficiently to save you money on energy costs and prevent your devices from being damaged. Contact us today to request a quote.