Your electrical service panel is responsible for controlling the flow of electricity throughout your whole home. If it breaks down, you’ll lose power right away. To reduce the chances of having electrical issues in the future, consider getting an electrical panel upgrade. An upgrade is an especially good idea if you live in an older home. A and J Electric, Inc can inspect your panel and recommend the right upgrade for your home.
Contact A and J Electric now to learn more about electrical upgrades. We can visit your home in North Scituate, RI to inspect your electrical service panel right away.
A panel upgrade or “change out” is needed when the existing panel is or has the potential to cause issues. There are many homes in the area that have an old fuse panel with inadequate amperage or not enough breaker spaces to accommodate your home’s needs. As older homes or buildings get renovated more electrical gets added without the proper upgrades to the service. Commonly in older homes you may find several circuits connected to one breaker because there weren’t enough spaces in the panel.
Combining circuits together adds more load to the breaker than it was designed for. Many older homes are still only equipped with 60 amp panels and homes today ideally need to be equipped with 200 amp services to accommodate basic electric needs. As home appliances and lighting needs evolve they require more power to operate and an older panel is not suitable to hold the load. Many problems associated with an outdated panel are tripped breaker dimming lights.