Cambridge Electrical Panel Upgrades
When upgrading your panel, it is important to find a company that is built on integrity to perform the installation. At Home-Pro Electric, we don’t walk away from a job until it is done both to our high standards and the expectations of our customers. If you live in Cambridge, we offer high-quality installations and upgrades for your electrical panel.
Is There a Difference Between an Upgrade and a Replacement?
Yes. A replacement occurs when your electrician installs a new panel with the same amperage as your old one. An upgrade involves increasing your service as well. Several decades ago, a 60 amp was plenty to support the small number of appliances that were in each home. However, today we have tripled the number of devices that each home uses daily. As a result, modern homes need to have at least 100 amps. Some homes even need 150-200 amps to function properly. If you are still trying to run your modern devices with 60 amps, you will need to upgrade rather than replace your panel.
Reasons for a Panel Upgrade
If this is your first experience with upgrading an electrical panel, you may be wondering if an upgrade is really necessary. While there are many benefits to an upgrade, here are a few reasons that it may be necessary for your convenience and safety.
You Have a Fuse Box
Fuse boxes and circuit breaker panels both have the same function in the home. They interrupt electrical power in case of a surge to protect your home and devices. However, fuse boxes are considered antiquated and they may even put your home at greater risk of fire. If you still have a fuse box, consider calling us to upgrade to a circuit panel.
You are Adding a New Appliance
It can be exciting to add a new appliance to your home, but you should always consider the impact that a new addition could have on your electrical system. You should check to make sure the amperage of your panel can support the appliance and check to make sure your panel has enough circuits. If not, you can call us to have your panel upgraded before the arrival of your appliance.
Your Household Has Increased
If you have a new resident moving into your home, or if you have recently welcomed a new baby, your electrical panel may no longer be sufficient. Each family member can use a significant amount of electricity and can increase your electrical needs. If your circuit breaker is frequently tripping after someone new has moved in, our Home-Pro Electric team can help.
You Have an Old Panel
The electrical panel in your home has a limited lifespan. Usually, electrical panels that have been well-maintained can last for up to 25 years. If your panel is older than this, or if you are unsure of your panel’s age, you should consider an upgrade.
You Are Preparing to Sell Your Home
Many home buyers are searching for a few key upgrades when finding their dream home. In addition to a new roof or new carpets, they will be pleasantly surprised to find that the electrical panel has recently been upgraded. If you are ready to sell your house, you can boost the value of your home by investing in a panel upgrade.
You Want to Add Circuits
There are many reasons to add outlets to your existing property. If you find yourself using power strips on every outlet to support more devices, or if you use a lot of extension cords, you may want to consider upgrading your panel and installing more outlets. You can also add specialized outlets such as USB outlets or smart outlets when you upgrade your panel.
You are Searching for Insurance
If you have an older panel or a fuse box, you may have trouble finding an insurance company that will insure it. The best way to quickly find a good insurance policy on your Cambridge home is to upgrade to a circuit breaker panel.
Your Source for the Best Panel Upgrades
After you decide to move forward with a panel upgrade, you want to make sure to choose the right company for the job. Faulty wiring or loose connections can lead to having to repair your panel sooner than you would like and can also cause a fire hazard. You can be certain that Home-Pro Electric will always complete the installation with your safety and security in mind.
We always back up our promises with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely happy with your repair or installation, we will repair or replace the panel for free. If you are concerned about the expense of upgrading your panel, talk to our electricians. We offer no-interest financing to ensure that you get the upgrade you need.
We know that the decision of whether or not to upgrade your electrical panel can be difficult. Our goal is to provide you with the best information and resources so that you feel confident about your decision. If you live in Cambridge, call our office and talk to one of our electricians today to see if an upgrade is right for you.