Electrical panel upgrades are often necessary with older electrical installations that have fallen into disrepair and begin to pose a safety risk.
Some signs that your electrical panel may need to be replaced include:
- Lights that flicker
- Blown fuses
- Melted or burnt wires
- The presence of old glass fuses
- Defective breakers that either constantly trip, or fail to trip
- Corrosion, overheating or crackling sounds coming from your panel box
- The inability to run certain appliances at the same time
In addition to replacing old, worn-out panels, upgrades may be necessary if you are making major changes such as renovations or new additions to your home, adding new major appliances, adding outlets, adding a sub panel or to meet insurance requirements.