How Do You Know It’s Time to Replace Your Electrical Service Panel?
Are you noticing blown fuses, flickering lights or loss of power in your home when your air conditioner is running? It may be time to upgrade your electrical panel. Service panels can last almost indefinitely if you take the proper precautions and replace circuit breakers regularly. But simply lasting does not mean that it is properly servicing the needs of your household. Most houses were built in a time when modern air conditioning systems were in their infancy and houses required a fraction of the power they do now. As time moves on, service panels need to be improved and replaced to keep up with your standards of living. But how do you know it’s time to make the upgrade?
Your Electrical Panel is Old & Outdated
It would be unreasonable to expect a house built in the 50’s to come with the necessary electrical equipment to meet your modern needs, including that of a partial or whole-home air conditioning system. The increased use of electronics and advanced appliances call for much more power to circulate within your system, and your existing electrical panel may not have enough circuits to keep up with the demand. If you notice that your service panel is generating an excessive amount of heat, or making humming or buzzing noises when you are using your air conditioner, you’ll want to act quickly on replacing and/or upgrading the panel before damage occurs.
Your Existing Electrical Panel is Damaged
Your service panel is prone to several forms of wear and tear damage from constant regular use, including arcing, scorching, corrosion and more. Damaged electrical panels can lead to hazards including fires. Short circuiting of your air conditioner, or other appliances that are running at the same time as your air conditioner, are a tell-tale sign of damage within your electrical panel. Don’t take any chances that could result in property damage or injury if you notice blown fuses while running your A/C. Call Wave Electric Company today to discuss your options for upgrading your panel.
You’re Building an Addition or Upgrading Your Air Conditioning
Regular maintenance and circuit replacements can go a long way to keeping your service panel running up to par, however, even a pristine breaker panel can become overwhelmed over time when faced with the demands of a modern home or business. Your panel may already be operating at its full capacity, even if you do not notice any indicators that breaker panel upgrade is necessary. If you are expanding your home, installing a new air conditioner or upgrading the one you already have, you may find that your system is not equipped to handle the additional demand. To prevent hazards and reduce the likelihood of costly future repairs, we recommend first having your system inspected by a licensed and insured electrician.
Contact Wave Electric Company Today To Upgrade Your Circuit Breaker Panel
So you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your service panel. What does that mean, exactly? After you’ve called the professionals at Wave Electric Company, we will send a technician to your home to evaluate your situation and help you make some decisions based on your needs. Your Wave Electric Company technician will:
- Determine Your Home’s Electrical Needs
- Help You Select The Best Service Panel Based on Those Needs
- Install The Panel & Circuit breakers, Then Connect
- Fully test the system
Call Wave Electric today to request an estimate for an electrical breaker panel upgrade in your New Jersey home or business. A reliable, up-to-date panel will give you the peace of mind to enjoy your air conditioning all summer without worrying about potential electrical hazards or the inconvenience of flickering lights and blown fuses. Our professionally trained, master-level technicians have the expertise and the experience to provide you the very best service, no matter the job. We’ve been New Jersey’s favorite residential and commercial electricians for over 30 years, PLUS we offer same-day service if you schedule before 2 p.m. Call today!