Our electricity needs have changed over the years. Consequently, many homes now need to use more electricity than what their electrical systems were built for. If you live in an older home, there are many reasons why you may need to upgrade your electrical panel. In addition, there are other reasons why upgrading will benefit you and your home.
Hauer Power Electrical Inc. in Edmonton shares more about when it might be time for an electrical panel upgrade.
Issues with power capacity
If you experience circuit tripping from time to time, or even frequently, this is a good sign you need to upgrade your electrical panel. In today’s world, we ask a lot about our electrical systems. Modern electronics, appliances, and other new devices can overload your system and lead to circuit tripping. In addition, it can also lead to other more hazardous electrical issues.
In an older home, your panel could use 60 amp electrical service, which is not enough for today’s usage needs. Upgrade to 100 amp or 200 amp to make sure your home can handle your power capacity. If you have a 100 amp service but are planning upgrades that require more power, speak to Hauer Power about an upgrade. For example, installing a hot tub or electric vehicle charger could require additional capacity.
Insurance companies requirements
On top of power capacity, insurance companies have their own requirements for electrical systems. If your home is older and uses 60 amp service, your insurance company may not provide coverage. Insurance companies now ask for 100 amp-rated services and equipment to insure your home. To bring in 100 amps, an electrician must change the electrical panel, service mast, wires and meter base.
Did you know that faulty electrical equipment is a leading cause of house fires? Electrical equipment will break down over time. As a result, circuit tripping happens. Furthermore, breaking down and old electrical systems do not trip can lead to increased heat, buzzing from your electrical panel, and flickering lights. This could lead to a house fire or other hazardous event.
You can prevent these dangers when you upgrade your electrical panels and other electrical equipment. Today, AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupters) are used for electrical safety. AFCI limit circuit ampacity. They will also protect against electrical arcing in walls or electrical boxes.
Electricians in Edmonton
Hauer Power Inc. uses a team of trustworthy electricians to deliver electrical services to customers in Edmonton. They are also a company with a strong belief in outstanding customer service. As a result, they make it their mission to provide fair pricing without using extra charges or hidden fees. They also commit to exceeding client expectations.
Safety is a top priority with Hauer Power Inc., and so is quality work. Their residential electrical services include after-hours emergency services, new construction, 100 amp and 200 amp service upgrades and more. On top of the plethora of residential services they provide, they also service commercial facilities.
Contact Hauer Power Inc. today to upgrade your electrical panel and discuss your electrical needs.