What Is Updated Electrical?
Think about how a home operated a hundred years ago. Even fifty years ago, there wasn’t an overabundance of electrical items vying for use throughout the house. Homes only had one television. Dishwashers and microwaves were luxuries, not a mainstay.
Fast forward to today, when every outlet in your home has something plugged into it. You may even have a powerstrip to add more outlets for more options.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average age of homes across America are 37 years and increasing. Think electrical needs have changed over the past forty years?
It may be time to update your electrical service.
There are several reasons to consider updating your electricity.
Safety should be at the top of the list. If your home is more than twenty-five years old, the electrical panel used to control your home may be obsolete. As new technology moves into the scene, old technology disappears. When there isn’t a matching replacement, repair work is often performed with parts that don’t match or don’t work the way they should. Some older technology has proven to be fire hazards. And yet these panels remain in homes across America.
Another common reason is to make your home more functional. It gets tiresome trying to find enough outlets to match your needs. And if you’ve ever plugged in too many items at once and had a fuse blow, you know how frustrating it can be. It takes careful planning to control how much power you can draw from the system.
You shouldn’t have to make choices in what you plug in and what you use at any given time.
Upgrading your electrical system isn’t the same thing as rewiring your house. To bring power into your home, you need two things: your electrical panel and the wiring. To gain an updated electrical system, it starts with the electrical panel. Think of this as the heart of your system. When you upgrade your panel, it’s the first step in bringing your home up to today’s requirements, and ensuring you have the power you need.
Of course, upgrading your electrical panel is only the first step. The wires bring power to every outlet in your home. And while an electrical panel will ensure your power supply is up to date, if the wiring isn’t up for the job, you’ll still incur problems. If it can’t handle the load, it will still trip circuit breakers and prevent you from using electricity the way you desire.
Upgrading your electrical panel can usually be completed in one day. It involves putting in a new electrical panel with circuit breakers and new wiring connecting your home to the power supply. The best way to find out more information is to give us a call. We’re happy to evaluate your current equipment, and make suggestions about the best plan for your needs.