Electrical Panel Upgrades
Have you been told by your insurance adjuster that they won’t write you an insurance policy because of your current electrical panel?
Are you thinking of adding a piece of machinery in your garage to enjoy your favorite hobby, such as woodworking or working on cars, but your current electrical panel is unable to handle it?
You may need to have a new panel upgrade done by Best Electric Service if you have an old, unsafe, or small panel.
Some signs that you may need a panel upgrade are flickering lights and breakers that trip constantly.
An electrical panel is the heart of your electrical system. If your panel (heart) were to quit working, then you would have a lot of problems to worry about.
All the electricity that comes into your home first comes from the utility department, then to your electric service. It then goes to your electric panel (heart). After that, electricity is directed into wires to different locations in your home giving you power where you need it most.
There's a chance you don't have a panel with circuit breakers, but instead have an outdated fuse box. In some cases, it is even worse: an electrical panel that has lost its UL approval because it has been found to cause fires.
On more than one occasion, there have been manufacturers that went out of business because they were closed down by UL for making inferior products. It is unfortunate that thousands of homes still have these panels and breakers.
If there is ever a problem, circuit breakers are designed to shut off in a fraction of a second. They keep you and your family from becoming victims of electrocution, electric shock, and house fires. With older breakers, a lot of times they will not trip under a test load for at least one minute, and some won't even turn at all.
There are many reasons problems arise from electrical panels. Here a few examples:
- Loose connections
- Burnt connections
- Double tapped circuits
- Old, outdated fuses
- Not UL approved
We have seen many of the homes around Colorado Springs that have these problems with their electrical panels. If you need a panel upgrade for your home, call Best Electric Service today. One of our licensed and experienced electricians will come gladly come to your home and give you a complete evaluation.
Please contact Best Electric Service at 719-985-2822 or use our online form to request an appointment to see how our expert residential electricians can help you with electrical panel upgrades!