Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel?

There are many reasons why you might need to upgrade your electrical panel. The age of your home, appliances not working correctly or your lights flickering frequently could all be signs that it is time to upgrade.

Check out this article from abchomeandcommercial.com which highlights many reasons why it may be time to upgrade your electrical panel. After reading the article, give us a call at Genesis Electric so we can partner with you to meet all of your electrical needs.

Source: abchomeandcommercial.com | Re-Post Genesis Electrical 6/28/2018 – 

Owning a home has many benefits. Unfortunately, one of the disadvantages is that things break. Sometimes, you have no clue why something isn’t working. Diagnosing the problem is only half the battle. When it comes to electrical issues, most homeowners have little idea what exactly the problem is, much less how to fix it.

If you’ve had trouble with electricity or appliances working properly, this post will shed some light on if you need to upgrade your electrical panel, how to determine your panel’s capacity, how you can change your electrical panel yourself if you so desire and why hiring an electrician is probably the best way to go.

What Is a Breaker Panel?

Before we discuss how and why your electrical panel might not be working, let’s talk about the breaker panel itself. An electrical panel is the central point that connects the wires from outside to the wires inside your home and how your electric service provider provides electricity to your home. It’s often also called the main breaker box or fuse box. This is where you go when you need to flip the breakers off and on to get the power back on when you’ve tripped the breaker. It is usually located in the garage, on your home’s exterior or in a utility room, but can be anywhere in your home.

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