Stop Your Flickering Lights For Good

Stop Your Flickering Lights For Good

We perform electrical upgrades in the North Scituate & Providence, RI areas

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 the North Scituate & Providence RI areas to inspect your electrical service panel right away.

Get a new electrical panel in just one day

A and J Electric has over 15 years of experience performing electrical upgrades in the Providence, RI area. We can handle a variety of upgrades, including:

  • Exchanging old fuses for modern circuits
  • Rewiring 100-amp service panels to 200-amp models
  • Adjusting a low-voltage panel to a higher one

To get started on your electrical panel upgrade, call 401-862-5255 now. You can schedule an appointment with us at your convenience.

Do you need a service panel upgrade?

Do you need a service panel upgrade?

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 Many problems associated with an outdated panel are tripped breaker dimming lights.

Signs you may need to get a panel upgrade:

  • Lights dim or flicker when appliances turn on
  • Loss of power
  • Existing panel is 100 amp or less
  • Home additions
  • Need for more outlets for lighting
  • New kitchen appliances
  • Screw in fuse panel

The biggest concern of an old breaker is the safety of your home and loved ones. older panels can over heat and cause your buss bar to burn to start a fire. In today's environment many insurance companies will no longer renew a policy in homes with these types of panels. It's a good idea to know what's in your panel however please note that to open a service panel yourself can be dangerous.

If you are in need of an electrical home upgrade in the North Scituate & Providence RI areas give the experts at A&J electric a call. We look forward to serving you.