Today we have many things that are in our homes. We have flat screen TVs in every room, every member of the house usually the computer, laptop, tablets, cell phones that draw a lot of power. Then there are all of the new appliances that are out there. If you don’t have a newer home that is built for today’s technology, than this could be a concern. Many older homes usually have difficulty keeping up with the electrical demands of today’s electronic devices. At Home-Pro Electric, our Kitchener panel upgrade experts provide upgrades and installation of circuit breakers, replacement of fuse boxes, and more to help your electrical system operate efficiently to meet your electricity needs.
If you have countered flickering lights, blown fuses, tripped breakers, unexplained power outages or switched and outlets that do not work in your home, contact your Kitchener electrician at Home-Pro Electric today to learn more about our panel upgrades and electrical repair services. Likewise, if you are considering building an addition to your home or investing in some major remodeling, you will probably need to upgrade your home’s electrical service panel. While those new, energy efficient electrical appliances are certainly worth the investment, if your Kitchener area home’s electrical system is not up to par, you could find yourself with some problems. Give us a call to get a quote and consultation on your next panel upgrade.
Panel Upgrades: Do You Need One?
There was a time when the only dominant and more energy-consuming electrical appliances in the house are the lights, the TV, the refrigerator and the heater for those cold winter nights. Unfortunately, that was a thing of the past – today, the electric-powered stuff in your house could be more than the number of your fingers, and heaven knows the demand they make to your home’s electrical system. Indeed, this surge of modern electrical technology is one of the prime reasons why old houses are joining the wave for changes in the electrical system, mainly through electrical panel upgrades.
Yes, old houses have their charm and nobody could possibly contest the value of these vintage properties. Yet, you know how inadequate that old breaker box could be when meeting the combined demands for energy of your computer, refrigerator, TV, sound system, heater, washing machine, oven, and those plethoras more of the latest electronic gadgets that you happen to fancy. You could easily sense this inadequacy when some gadgets won’t work, the lights would flicker every now and then, or some appliances would suffer function failure. At worst, tripping breakers and bursting fuses are tell-tale signs of electrical panels that need to be changed.
Fortunately, this inadequacy could be corrected not by moving into a modern house (and ditching your ancestral home) but through a more convenient and cost-effective method: upgrading your home’s electrical panel. Yep, panel upgrades are done to provide your home with a modern breaker box to cope with the demands of modern technology. These modern panels would be equipped with more capacity and better technology to provide you a more efficient electrical system in your home. These upgrades could also include replacing your old meter sockets and upgrading your electrical wirings, all to ensure that you will get a smooth running condition of electricity in your property.
Okay, as panel upgrades are a serious (repeat, serious) task, it is not recommended that you play Mr. Electrician here and do the upgrading yourself. This is a big NO unless you’re happy to electrocute yourself. Panel upgrading, no matter how easy it may seem, is dangerous to the untrained. This is absolutely a job for professional Kitchener electricians, and you would need to hire a residential electrician to do it for you.
The experts at Home-Pro electric are skilled Kitchener electricians who can upgrade your home’s current panel to a panel that meets your home’s growing needs. Call today for a consultation on your next panel upgrade.