Upgrading your current service panel might be your best option as many homes have outdated or inefficient electrical panels which do not fit the needs of many modern families. Often, homes nowadays require better equipment designed to handle the payload of modern devices which wasn’t the case decades ago when older homes and businesses were first built. Because of this, getting a service update can be the right choice for both financial reasons and overall functionality.
How to tell if you need a service upgrade?
Homes typically 25 years of age or older are the usual targets of inefficient electrical panels, but some newer homes can fall victim to this too. Here are some of the signs showing that you may need an electrical service upgrade:
Frequent power outages
Rust and Corrosion around the breaker switches
Your home uses a 60 Amp electrical service
Crackling sounds or burning smell coming from the panel