Electrician Discuss Need for Electrical Updates


Electrical maintenance, electrical replacements, and electronic improvements are needed from time to time due to the age of your home and wear and tear on the electrical equipment that provides your home electricity.  To improve safety and power to your home, you may need an electrician to update your electrical panel.  

Homes need more electricity than ever before. Your electrical panel must be able to distribute this power efficiently and safely. In the past, the regular home could have general lighting for each room with a pair of receptacles. A household would have what are now basic electrical equipment and major home appliances, and most likely they would have only one of them. Gadgets that are so much a part of our lives today didn’t even exist, no computers, no comparable home entertainment systems, no cell phones to charge. An old electrical panel will eventually succumb to the rigors of today’s world, and we’ll give you an idea of what to look for to make sure you and your loved ones are not in imminent danger.

Why do you need to update your electrical panel?

Requirements-Consider this, the houses were originally designed with approximately 50 amps to power the entire building. Newer households can easily quadruple the amount of electricity, central air conditioning and double ovens in perpetual use, and multiple televisions and electronics can be used simultaneously. Older systems have not been designed for this purpose and are capable of overloading and triggering damage.

Battery Advantages–An additional battery reduces the chance of blowing a fuse, which usually happens at the most inconvenient times. Upgrades will improve your ability to run a number of high-powered machines and electronic devices. You can go ahead and plan some celebrations and family get-togethers without worrying about your electronics.

Selling the house, huh? Upgrading your electrical system will add value to your home if you ever want to put it on the market.

Wondering when you need to upgrade?

There are a few telling signs that you need upgrades: your circuit breakers often travel.

  • The colors are dark when you turn on other equipment.
  • You need to use adapters or extension cords for additional outlet space.

If your circuit breaker does not run when the circuit is overloaded, the problem is that there is a loose connection somewhere in the circuit and you will want to consult with an Electrician like Bay Area Electrical. Due to inexperience, homeowners often replace it with a larger circuit breaker than the wire can support, which in itself poses another fire hazard.

The difficulty of the work depends on the number of design changes that have been made to the house over the years. Typically, the fewer changes are made to the original layout of the building, the simpler the work. No matter how complex the wiring system is, the primary concern is to make your home safer and better prepared for the demands of life in our time. No, untrained homeowners should try to upgrade their systems, which can be dangerous and costly.  Please contact a licensed electrician for professional home upgrades.