Whether you’re warming up a cup of tea in the microwave or enjoying your favorite movie on your flatscreen television, your electrical panel is responsible for delivering power to your devices safely and reliably. Raw electrical power that comes from the outside of your home isn’t suitable for your devices, so the panel is responsible for breaking the current and redistributing it where it’s needed. Think of your circuit panel as the heart of your entire electrical system.
There are a wide range of reasons why you may want or need to upgrade your electrical panel or change it. The way we use power in our homes has changed a lot in the last few decades, and a panel that dates back to an earlier era may not be able to meet the demands of all the new appliances and devices you want to use. Older panels may also pose a safety hazard. The most common reasons why it may be time to make electrical service upgrades include:
If you’re not sure if any of these reasons apply to you, it’s a good idea to get an electrician into your home to examine the situation. The sooner you make upgrades to your panel or replace it altogether, the sooner you’ll avoid the dangers of having obsolete equipment.
It’s easy to forget how powerful electricity is. When the current that comes into your home isn’t handled properly, it can cause shock, electrocution, and even a fire. The cost to upgrade your electrical panel is worth your safety. With a modern circuit breaker panel in place, you can have peace of mind using all your high-tech and high-power devices and appliances.
If you’re ready to make an electrical panel upgrade or change, Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric can help you make it happen. We’re happy to serve customers throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Call us today for a free estimate—888-454-7365!