Without a service panel upgrade, homeowners will experience several issues due to an outdated panel. Flickering lights, odd sounds from a fuse box, tripping breakers, and even smoke coming from outlets or outlets with burning smells are all warning signs of an outdated panel. Even though you might not realize it now, electrical service panels do get overlooked, since they are not in plain site for most homeowners. However, it is always necessary to check your service panel because it is just as important, if not more important, than all your other electrical appliances. Service panels tend to wear out, so if you’re noticing signs and need an upgrade, then waiting won’t do you any good.
Upgrading with Beacon Home Services
One interesting thing to note about electrical service panels is, unlike a lot of the appliances you use in your home, service panels slowly decline over several months before they finally stop working. They don’t necessarily break down all at once and stop working, which is why they can cause warning signs ahead of time and notify you simply on its performance if it’s indeed time to upgrade it. Luckily, here at Beacon Home Services, we can maintain and update your service panel. Our experts are more than capable of checking your electrical system and deciding whether or not future instances might occur. We’ll help you avoid future problems because the most important thing to us is ensuring that your home remains safe, especially when you’re in need of a service panel upgrade. So, don’t hesitate to call one of our electricians for help, because when it comes to electrical service, we can handle all sorts of repairs, replacements, and installations that you might need.
Why is a Service Panel Upgrade Important?
Most of the appliances you have in your home are connected to your electrical panel, which means your panel carries a ton of baggage. Especially appliances that use up a lot of energy and electricity, your panel works just as hard to keep up with them. Smoking outlets and tripping breakers aren’t just casual things that occur in every household, it clearly means something is wrong with your service panel. These types of warning signs could be the start of something a lot more damaging, like an electrical fire or other safety hazards that can affect you and your family. If you’re noticing these chronic and small problems, you’ll need to schedule a service panel upgrade. These types of issues require the assistance of a professional electrician right away. And even if your electrical panel doesn’t seem like an immediate threat right now, it is still recommended that it be checked and potentially replaced before future problems occur. There are too many benefits that outweigh the negatives that make this something to consider.
Immediate Advantages of a Service Panel Upgrade
Other than the peace of mind you’ll receive with a newly installed or updated service panel, you will see more additional advantages that you probably never considered in the past. You’ll be able to tell potential buyers if you were planning on selling your home, that they won’t need to worry about a service panel repair since it is brand new, which adds more value to your home. A new electrical panel will help ensure a steady flow of electricity, so say goodbye to those flickering lights and burnt out appliances. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to add even more appliances without worrying about whether or not you are going to trip your breaker, blow any fuses, or damage your current appliances. You will see fewer power surges and add more years on your current devices as well. And the risk of an electrical fire will also be less of a concern since you did the right thing in scheduling a service panel upgrade.
Long-Term Benefits of a Service Panel Upgrade
Upgrading your service panel can help reduce your homeowner’s insurance bill since you reduced the overall risk of your home which conversely allows your to qualify for a discount on your annual bill. Homeowners can also benefit from rebates and discounts from their local electrical company since they chose to upgrade their existing panel. And not only that, but a new electrical panel is almost always required when and if you decide to renovate your home and add an addition to it. Scheduling a service panel upgrade now can save you thousands in the long run, especially for homeowners who have plans of a new construction project. Lastly, appliances that require a 240V circuit will almost always require a service panel upgrade. While these appliances use to be rare way back one, now you can find dryers, water heaters, and even cars that require this kind of circuit.
Don’t Ignore Your Service Panel - Call Beacon Home Services Today
If you’re constantly dealing with lighting issues or your outlets just don’t seem to work as well as they use to, then don’t procrastinate. Upgrading your service panel can clearly help in so many ways, especially when it comes down your family and their safety. Always call an electrician if you sense a problem with your service panel, that way they can assess the issue and clearly identify a solution.
Call Beacon Home Services today at (703) 343-9884 if you sense there is a problem
and need to schedule a service panel upgrade!