Waterloo Electrical Panel Upgrades
At Home-Pro Electric, we love visiting homes in the Waterloo region. The city features residential areas with a lot of green space between houses and beautiful homes nestled amongst the trees. With a mix of old and new houses, our challenge is to provide varied services that cater to the specific needs of the area. Panel upgrades are a service that many homes in the Waterloo region need, and we are happy to help our customers make their homes work better for them.
What is the Difference Between an Upgrade and a Replacement?
When your old panel breaks down, you will need a new one. However, you may not know that there is a difference between replacing your panel and upgrading it. If your current panel has sufficient amperage to support all of your devices and appliances with room to grow, you may simply need to replace it with a similar panel. However, if you have found that your panel can no longer support the amount of electricity that your family needs to use, you will want to upgrade your panel.
When to Consider a Panel Upgrade
You can always call our team at Home-Pro Electric to get expert advice about your home’s unique electrical system. We will always provide an honest opinion and will never try to sell you something bigger than what you need. If you are still wondering whether a replacement or an upgrade is better for you, here are a few reasons to consider an upgrade.
Your House Has a Fuse Box
Even if your fuse box has served you well, it may still be worth upgrading. Fuse boxes are limited in what they can do, and they can also be more dangerous and more prone to user error. While servicing fuse boxes, our team has seen everything from pennies being used instead of fuses to the wrong size of fuse. These “fixes” can jeopardize the function of the system as well as create a fire hazard for your home. Circuit breakers are much more convenient, can be used with GFCI outlets, and are safer for your home.
You Are Adding On to Your Home
It can be exciting to add a new room to your home. You have a chance to build it to your exact specifications and to make it suit your lifestyle. When adding on to your home, you should almost always consider a panel upgrade unless your current panel can support all of the new circuits that you will need. We are happy to help with the wiring of your new room as well as your panel upgrade.
You Are Noticing Problems With Your Current Panel
You should always watch your electrical panel for signs that it may need an upgrade. If your panel is warm to the touch, or you smell a burning smell near the panel or outlets, you should call us for a replacement right away. While some homeowners choose to maintain their current service, it may be a good idea to upgrade the amperage of your panel to give you room to expand your electrical use.
You Want to Add Value to Your Home
If you are looking for ways to increase the value of your home and to make it worth more on the market, upgrading your electrical panel is a great thing to add to the list. While it doesn’t add much as far as curb appeal, the comfort and convenience that it adds to your family or any potential home buyers is significant. When you upgrade your panel, you are investing in your home’s future.
Choose an Experienced Electrician For Your Panel Upgrade
Upgrading your panel is not something that should be done by an amateur electrician. You want a company with experience and good customer ratings so that you can be sure of getting a safe and high-quality installation. At Home-Pro Electric, we have gained a reputation in the Waterloo area for having the best customer service and for going above and beyond to get the job done right.
To give our customers extra security, we have developed our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the installation or repair, or if something goes wrong within the first year after a job, we will come to your home and repair it again for free. Our guarantee includes a promise that every project will be completed with strict adherence to local code, and we also guarantee the quality of every fixture that we install.
To make necessary panel upgrades easier on Waterloo families, we offer 3-month no-interest financing. We work with Financeit to ensure that every family can afford to maintain their home and make it safe and comfortable.
At Home-Pro Electric, we are here to make upgrading your panel a fast and easy process. We are committed to doing quality work and installing panels that will last for years. If your old panel is no longer working for you, call our team today.