Like most things in life, your home’s electrical system may be due for an upgrade. Here are three reasons to get this taken care of.
Need more power.
Does it seem like your home doesn’t have enough electrical outlets to plug in all of your devices? It’s a modern problem that homes built more than 30 years ago are not well-equipped to handle. Older homes may have 60- or 100-amp service, whereas newer homes have a minimum of 150- or 200-amp service. Larger homes may have 400-amp service.
A home’s amp limit determines the maximum amount of electricity the electrical system can safely handle. If the electronic devices at your home are piling up, then you run the risk of exceeding demand, which could lead to tripped circuit breakers and complete shutdown of your home’s electrical system.
The only solution is a total upgrade to your electrical system. (And no, extension cords are not a safe long-term solution.)
Frequent electrical problems.
If it seems like you’re spending more time with an electrician than your own mother, your system may need a more comprehensive solution. A complete upgrade will often mean replacing old, worn out parts with more efficient modern electrical equipment. An upfront investment into a new electrical system could lead to significant savings years into the future.
If you hear hissing coming from the circuit box, have circuit breakers tripping frequently, or have an old-fashioned fuse box, rather than a panel box, it’s time for an upgrade.
A few signs of an outdated electrical system include frayed wires, scorch marks on electrical outlets, tripping circuit breakers, smoke, dimming or flickering lights, loose connections, rodent damage, noise coming from electrical outlets, such as popping, crackling, or buzzing. Don’t ignore these warning signs — they could lead to dangerous consequences!
If any of these scenarios are playing out in your home, then give Blue Apple Electric a call to schedule an inspection and obtain a quote. Our licensed electricians will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.