Are your breakers tripping regularly, do you need more outlets, or do you blow fuses frequently? If you answered yes to any of these questions it may be time for you to consider replacing or upgrading your electrical panel.
An electrical panel is a distribution board that safely delivers electricity to switches, outlets and appliances. Fuses and circuit breakers found inside your panel protect the wire in each circuit from overheating and causing a fire. On average, your panel should last 30 years. With the constant increase of electronic use and energy consumption an electrical panel can easily be overloaded. Electrical fires account for an estimated 53,000 home fires each year, resulting in more than 1,400 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damages. Electrical panels are the third leading cause of home structure fires. Many of these dangers can be prevented from upgrading or replacing your existing electrical panel.
Upgrading your panel helps confirm it is able to support your energy use, and protect your family, employees, and property. Look for these signs indicating you made need to replace or upgrade your electrical panel.
- Flickering lights
- Panel makes a popping or crackling sound
- Insurance that requires you to make an upgrade
- Need more outlets
- Breakers trip
- Blown fuses
- Overheating electrical service conductors
- Using multiple extension cords
- Adding on to home or business
- Electrical devices run on less than full power
- Need to add a sub panel
- Require a 240v circuit
- Computers need protected by a dedicated circuit
Phil Stratton Electric has been bringing peace of mind to hundreds of Arizona residents and businesses. Serving locations in the White Mountains and greater Phoenix area, including Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Visit us at www.philstrattonelectric.com to receive a free estimate today on an Electrical Panel Upgrade Mesa, AZ