Electrician, Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Spring for Your Home’s Electrical Panel Upgrade – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, performing a heavy-up means installing an electrical panel upgrade. This procedure increases the amperage or the electrical power of an electrical circuit, allowing the circuit to safely accommodate more electrical devices and appliances simultaneously. Part 2 will discuss Electrical Panel Upgrade Benefits.

Electrical Panel Upgrade Benefits

Every licensed electrician understands that your home is a major investment, and it is probably their client’s most substantial asset. This is one reason electricians advise homeowners to better protect their investment by performing a necessary electrical panel upgrade as soon as possible. The following summarizes the benefits of getting a heavy-up:

Future Proofing – Getting a heavy-up will make it easier for you to perform remodeling projects that will expand spaces or add rooms to your home. Depending on the scope of the addition, what may be needed may range from simply adding several electrical outlets to having the entire electrical system expanded. 

Greater Flexibility – There will be no more worry about tripping a breaker when you turn on a microwave to heat up a frozen dinner while you are brewing a few cups of coffee. When you upgrade your home’s electrical panel, you will be able to do more things at the same time without being afraid of overloading circuits and causing an electrical fire.

Increased Electrical Capacity – The majority of homes that are 20 years old or older are equipped to only handle up to 100 amps. In contrast, most houses being built today can handle a capacity of up to 200 amps. What this means for your home and family is the ability to plug in several computers, big screen televisions, smartphone chargers, and other modern tech devices into a single circuit without the risk of damaging them.

Promotes Safety – An older home’s electrical infrastructure is typically poorly maintained and rarely inspected over the years. This eventually leads to the deterioration of wiring and connected equipment often going unnoticed, making hazardous malfunctions more likely. Having a licensed electrician also perform a safety inspection and doing the necessary fixes, along with performing an electrical panel upgrade, will help make everyone who is under your roof much safer.

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Founded in 1991, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured. Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.