Electric Panel Upgrades
As electric panels age, they can become faulty and less powerful. And, most older electrical panels aren’t built to withstand modern electrical wiring. With our panel upgrade services, we will perform an initial inspection to diagnose the state of your panel, then we’ll install a brand new, safer, and appropriately powered panel!
Outdated electrical panels are unsafe
Outdated electrical panels can be a safety hazard. They may not be able to properly handle the electrical load of a modern home or business, which can lead to overheating and potentially start a fire. In addition, older panels may not have the necessary safety features, such as ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs), to protect against electrical shocks and fires. If you have an outdated electrical panel, it is recommended to have it inspected by a licensed electrician and consider upgrading to a newer, safer panel.
Signs your electric panel may be due for replacement
There are several signs that your electrical panel may need an upgrade:
- Frequently tripping circuit breakers or blown fuses: If your circuit breaker or fuse is constantly tripping or blowing, it could be a sign that your panel is not able to handle the electrical load.
- Older panel: If your panel is more than 40 years old, it may not be able to handle the electrical demands of modern appliances and electronics.
- Rust or corrosion: Rust or corrosion on the panel or its components can indicate a problem and may be a sign that it needs to be replaced.
- Loose connections: If you notice that the wires in your panel are loose or not secure, it could be a sign of a problem.
- Flickering lights: Flickering lights can be a sign of an overloaded circuit or a problem with the panel.
- Overheating: If your panel feels hot to the touch or there is visible evidence of overheating, such as discoloration or melting, it could be a sign that it needs to be replaced.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, we can inspect your electrical panel and can determine if an upgrade is necessary and make any necessary repairs or replacements.
How long does a panel replacement take?
The length of time it takes for one of our electricians to replace an electrical panel will depend on several factors, including the size of the panel, the complexity of the electrical system, and the availability of the necessary materials. In general, replacing an electrical panel is a complex and time-consuming process that requires a high level of skill and knowledge.
On average, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day or more for an electrician to replace an electrical panel. Replacing a panel in a new construction project is less time consuming than doing so on a remodel project. The electrician will first need to turn off the power to the panel and disconnect all of the wires and devices connected to it. They will then remove the old panel and install the new one, connecting all of the wires and devices according to code. Finally, they will test the new panel to ensure it is functioning properly.
It is important to note that replacing an electrical panel is not a DIY project. Only a licensed electrician should perform this work to ensure it is done safely and up to code.
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Need Your Panel Upgraded?
If you think your electric panel may need repaired or upgraded, our team here at Blue Line Electric is here to help! Our electricians have replace more panels than we can count and are licsensed to do so. Contact us today!
1212 Overland Trail,
McKinney, TX 75071