Signs That You Need a Panel Upgrade
The most important system in your Fort Lauderdale home is the electrical one and the panel is essentially the brain of the whole operation. So how do you know if that brain needs a transplant, in the form of a panel upgrade?
How To Tell Your Electrical Panel Needs An Upgrade
If your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover you because your outdated electrical panel poses a safety threat, it is time for an upgrade. A system that runs on fuses poses a bigger threat of fire and that is not a risk that you should be willing to take.
Do you experience lights that dim, flicker, hum or buzz? Most homeowners ignore this even though this is a big red flag. Don’t ignore any of these symptoms and especially don’t ignore any burning smell that you detect.
Are you unplugging one appliance to run another? Or is your electrical system made up of extension cords and power strips? Not only is this inconvenient, it is dangerous.
If you are planning on remodeling or adding a major appliance, you need to take this time to go ahead and upgrade.
Of course, just monitor your panel and electrical system. If you notice, for instance, that your tripping breakers or blowing fuses it means you are putting too much strain on the panel and need to get serious about updating and upgrading.
Take Good Care of Your Home
Keep in mind, panels were used in homes generally built before 1960. So while having an older home can be great, having an outdated electrical system is not.
America’s Best Air Conditioning, Heating & Electrical LLC is the only name that you need to know when it comes to this type of work. Contact us now for an assessment and to make your home a safer place, with a panel upgrade.