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3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Electric Panel

Your electric panel serves the important job of moderating the flow of electricity throughout your home, but it will eventually reach the end of its useful life. A typical electric panel may last for up to 40 years, but there are times when it needs to be replaced sooner. While making an electric panel upgrade may not seem like a priority for your Conway home as long as electricity flows, there are a few good reasons why you should schedule this important service as soon as possible.

Meet Your Current Electricity Needs

Older electrical panels may have a greater likelihood of failing. One reason for this is that they do not meet the home’s current needs. Consider that today’s appliances have different energy demands than older machines. You may also have more electronics in the home than you had 20 years ago. In many cases, the demand placed on an electric panel grows over the years. Making an upgrade now is the perfect way to accommodate all of your home’s current needs for power.

Enjoy a Steady Flow of Electricity

Have you noticed your lights flickering? Perhaps the lights dim when you turn the TV on or use the hair dryer? These are only some of the signs of an inadequate supply of energy and problematic wiring. You may also notice a hissing sound coming from the panel, frequently blown fuses, a burning smell, or other issues if your panel needs an upgrade. An electric panel upgrade includes the full replacement of all old wires, and this will properly address the electric issues that you have been experiencing in your home.

Prevent an Electrical Fire

In some cases, an old or an overcrowded electric panel can create a fire hazard in the home. This may be caused by an overloaded panel, faulty wiring, or several other possible issues. Your electrician can identify all problem areas with your current electric system when they arrive. The panel upgrade can fully address areas of concern and eliminate identified fire hazards.

Schedule Service for Your Electrical Panel Today

At Money Electric, our electricians are proud to serve our valued clients throughout the Conway area. We are happy to visit your home for an inspection of your electric panel as a first step. To learn more about your home’s need for an electric panel upgrade or to discuss other electrical concerns, contact our office today for an appointment.