Residential, Cook Electric
Written by Larry Cook

Spring for an Electrical Panel Upgrade for Safety – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, an electrical panel upgrade will increase the amperage or the electrical power of an electrical circuit, enabling the circuit to safely handle more appliances and electrical devices at the same time. Part 2 will cover the Benefits of an Electrical Panel Upgrade.

Benefits of an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Licensed electricians know that your house is a big investment and probably your most valuable asset. This is why these professionals recommend protecting your investment by performing a heavy-up as soon as possible if it’s needed. The following are the benefits of a getting an electrical panel upgrade:

Future-Proofing – A heavy-up will make it easier for you to remodel your home when expanding spaces or adding rooms. What may be needed may range from adding several electrical outlets as opposed to having your entire electrical system expanded and upgraded. 

More Flexibility – You won’t have to worry about tripping a breaker when you’re microwaving a TV dinner or brewing a few cups of coffee. Once you upgrade your home’s electrical panel you won’t have to worry about overloading circuits and potentially causing an electrical fire when you use everyday appliances.

Greater Electrical Capacity – Most houses 20 years old or older have electrical systems that can only handle up to 100 amps. Nowadays, most new homes can handle a capacity of up to 200 amps. 200 amps will allow your family to plug in several large HDTV screens, computers, tablets, smartphone chargers, and other tech devices onto one circuit at the same time without risking damage to the devices.

Improve Safety – Unfortunately, the electrical infrastructure in many older homes hasn’t been properly maintained over the years. This gradually results in deteriorated and faulty wiring going unnoticed, making hazardous malfunctions more likely. Hiring a licensed electrician to perform a safety inspection and performing any necessary repairs, along with upgrading your electrical panel, will help ensure the safety of your loved ones.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs. For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.