For the most part, we hope everyone understands the importance of your breaker box panel. It is basically going to be in charge of ensuring that electricity is going to flow through your home and reach specific areas. We get questions about breaker box panel upgrades quite a bit. People usually want to know what the benefits are of updating your breaker box panel. Is this something that is essentially just going to be for show? Can updating your breaker box panel really have tangible benefits? We are going to find that out here shortly.
Who Needs A Panel Upgrade?
If your home is around 20 or 30 years old your breaker box may not necessarily be about to break down. This equipment is seemingly made to last 40 or 50 years. The problem is that our living habits have changed, and some of these older breaker boxes can’t keep up. Older panels topped out usually at 60 to 100 amps. Modern ones are topping out at around 200. These days we are simply using more and more devices that run on electricity in our everyday lives. This puts a bigger strain on your panel. If you want to make sure that you can get a panel that is not running at maximum capacity all the time, then you really need an upgrade.
What Type of Issues Are A Sign that You Should Look For An Upgrade?
Things like flicker lights or trouble powering up an entertainment system, your AC or any other device that you know uses up a lot of power are signs that you may be dealing with a situation that could simply be solved by upgrading your breaker box. Honestly, it is better to upgrade in time before these types of problems cause your power outlets to burn out or damage the equipment that you are trying to power up.