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Electrical Panel Upgrades

Electrical Panel Upgrades

At SiteTech Electrical, we understand how important it is to keep your home’s electricity flowing. As people continue to buy the latest devices and technology, they require more and more power. This makes it hard for their current electrical panel to keep up. To keep your electricity running efficiently, an electrical panel upgrade may be required. SiteTech Electrical offers a wide range of electrical panel upgrade services to help you maintain a panel that is not only up to date but also safe.

Why Should You Upgrade Your Panel?

The main reason to upgrade your electric panel is due to the possibility of your current model being outdated and dangerous. Older construction projects typically have a fuse box. Compared to circuit breakers, fuse boxes are more sensitive and require constant replacement when they blow out. Circuit breakers, on the other hand, function normally after a break by simply resetting the switch. Some insurance companies won’t even extend a policy for a home that still uses a fuse box due to their risk of fire and improper fusing.

Homes that have circuit breakers are much better off than those that use fuse boxes. However, even if your home already has a breaker, it can still be upgraded to handle higher amperage. This will facilitate a more efficient flow of power and an increased number of power outlets in your home.

How Do I Know If I Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Sometimes it can be hard to determine if your home needs an upgraded electrical panel, but in most cases, the signs are quite clear. If your breakers are constantly tripped, or if your panel is more than ten years old, it is likely time for an upgrade. A light flickering despite having a new bulb or running on less than full power is another sign that an upgrade is required. Sometimes, a preemptive electrical panel upgrade may be necessary, such as when you plan to install a power-intensive addition to your home such as a hot tub.

Service & Panel Upgrades

You must never compromise when it comes to the safety of your family. Our licensed and certified electricians are available to assess your electrical panel using the best practices in the industry.

Our upgrades are performed with your safety and satisfaction in mind. We will work with the city to ensure that the power is paused during any work for your safety and ours. When we perform a panel upgrade, we usually replace the whole box but, in rare instances, individual breakers may be reusable. If your home needs an increase in its power capacity, we will either upgrade your existing wires or add new circuits and wiring. Our electricians are also able to upgrade and replace old elements such as tubes, knobs, and aluminum wiring.

At SiteTech Electrical, we offer you the most affordable rates possible while never compromising on quality. To find out more about our Richmond Hill services or get an estimate on your project, please contact our experienced team today!

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