The modern world is creating new technology at a rapid pace, and a growing number of new electronic devices and larger appliances are being created every day. This gradually increases the pressure on a home’s electrical system as more power will be needed to meet demand. Someday your home may not be capable of supplying enough electricity for everyday use. Always work with an experienced licensed electrician for the best results.
Electrical Panel Upgrade Basics
Also called a heavy-up, an electrical panel upgrade increases the capability of a home’s electrical system to supply power. An upgrade will also improve safety when various electrical devices are being used simultaneously at your home. The following will discuss the best reasons for getting an electrical panel upgrade.
1) Raises Electrical Performance
If you have noticed your lighting dim or flicker when you turn on certain appliances, or your breaker trips for no reason, your home needs a heavy-up. An upgrade of your electrical panel will solve these common problems and provide a more steady and consistent energy supply throughout your home.
2) Improved Safety
Older homes using outdated electrical panels rated at 100 amps or less are very vulnerable to overloading their electrical systems. Today’s new homes typically require at least 200 amps. Overloads present a serious fire hazard that can endanger both your home and family. Fortunately, an electrical panel upgrade can address this problem by providing more power that will meet your family’s modern power needs.
3) Greater Expansion Options
There may come a time when you decide to remodel your home to add more space. The new rooms will require more power and additional circuits, and your electrical system may not be adequate. A remodel typically requires getting an electrical panel upgrade beforehand. A heavy-up gives homeowners more options when it comes to expanding their homes and promotes electrical safety.
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.