Bethesda, MD,Electrical Heavy-up
Written by Walt Meyer

Best Three Reasons for Getting a Heavy-Up

New electronic devices are making their way into your home, making your electrical system work harder with each new addition. Eventually, especially with older homes, you will notice that your system won’t be able to cope with your electrical needs. Talk to an experienced and licensed electrician about upgrades for the best results.

Heavy-Up Basics

A heavy-up is also known as an electrical panel upgrade. Installing a new electrical panel is intended to allow your home’s electrical system to increase its capacity for handling power. It also makes it safer when plugging in additional electronic devices. 

Best 3 Reasons

The follow lists the three best reasons for getting a heavy-up for your home.

1) Better Electrical Performance

If lights flicker or dim when you start using an appliance or a circuit breaker trips for no apparent reason, your home probably requires a heavy-up. An electrical panel upgrade will address these issues by providing a greater and more reliable supply of power for your entire home.

2) Safer Electrical System

A home using an older electrical panel will have a greater chance of overloading. This indicates there is an electrical demand that the existing panel cannot meet. Unfortunately, this also means there is a serious fire hazard that can endanger your house and loved ones. Thankfully, an electrical panel upgrade can fix those issues by increasing the power capacity of your home’s electrical system, allowing it to provide adequate electricity to all your family’s appliances and electronic devices.

3) Greater Number of Options

If you remodel your house by building an addition, a larger electrical service panel will be needed because there will be a greater demand for electricity. A heavy-up will give you the flexibility for performing home expansions by preventing serious fire hazards from an older electrical panel unable to handle additional electrical needs.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:

  • Standby Generator Installation
  • Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
  • Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Structured Cabling
  • Circuit Breaker Replacement

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.