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When Should You Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

January 15, 2024 | Blog

Understanding The Need For An Electrical Panel Upgrade

In the heart of New Orleans, LA, homes are not just structures — they are a blend of history, culture and modern living. As technology evolves and our use of electric devices grows, it becomes crucial that our homes can power this technology.

This is where the expertise of Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing comes into play. Read ahead to learn when you should consider upgrading your electrical panel.

Why Upgrade Electrical Panels?

Without a functioning panel, your household electronic devices won’t be able to operate. When your panel lacks power, there are multiple reasons to consider an upgrade.

Safety And Efficiency

The electrical panel is also known as the breaker box. This component is the heart of your home’s electrical system. It distributes power to different circuits, each feeding electricity to various parts of your home.

An outdated or overloaded panel can lead to safety hazards like electrical fires. Upgrading this device ensures it can handle your home’s electrical load safely and efficiently.

Meeting Modern Electrical Demands

Today’s homes are equipped with high-tech gadgets and sophisticated HVAC systems. Older panels — typically those over 25 years old — are not designed to handle the electrical demands of modern devices.

Upgrading this electric component can prevent frequent circuit overloads and tripping breakers, a common issue in older homes.

Signs You Need A Panel Upgrade

Before exploring the process of upgrading your breaker box, it’s important to recognize the signs that indicate a need for a replacement:

  • Circuit breakers frequently tripping
  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Panel is older than 25 years
  • Addition of major appliances

Recognizing these signs is the first step in ensuring the safety of your home’s electrical system. Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here to assist you during the replacement process.

The Process Of Upgrading Your Electrical Panel

The process of upgrading your breaker box involves several key steps. Our team handles this service with precision and care.

Assessment And Planning

Before performing any installations, a thorough assessment of your home’s electrical system is essential. Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing specializes in evaluating your current setup. We’ll recommend the best course of action for a breaker box upgrade.

Professional Installation

Upgrading a breaker box is not a DIY task. It requires professional expertise to ensure the installation complies with local codes and safety standards. Our team of skilled electricians ensures that your new panel is installed correctly.

Benefits Of A Panel Upgrade

When the time comes for a breaker box upgrade, you can expect many benefits in your home. These efficient systems work hard to elevate your convenience and the performance of your electronic devices.

Enhanced Safety

The primary advantage of upgrading your electrical panel is enhanced safety. A new device reduces the risk of electrical fires and other hazards associated with outdated systems.

Increased Home Value

A modern electrical system is a significant selling point for any home. An upgraded panel can increase the value of your property, making it a wise investment.

Ready For Future Electrical Needs

With a panel upgrade, your home is ready to handle future technological advancements. A modern device will be able to handle additional electronic installations without the risk of overloading your system.

Trust Surgi’s For Your Electrical Installations

When it comes to upgrading your electrical panel, trust the experts at Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Located in the vibrant city of New Orleans, LA, we understand the unique electronic needs of modern homes.

Our team is committed to providing top-notch service, ensuring that your home is safe, efficient and ready for the future. Contact us today for your panel upgrade and all your installation needs!

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