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What If I Need a New Electrical Panel?

If you’re a homeowner or business owner, you know that electrical panels are an essential part of your property’s electrical system. Electrical panels are responsible for distributing electricity throughout your property, and if they fail or become outdated, it can lead to electrical issues and even safety hazards.

So, what do you do if you need a new electrical panel? Here are some important things to consider.

  1. Determine if you need a new electrical panel

The first step is to determine if you actually need a new electrical panel. Some signs that you may need a new panel include:

  • Frequent power outages or tripped breakers
  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Burning smells or unusual sounds coming from the panel
  • The panel is more than 25 years old
  • You’re planning a renovation or addition that will require more electrical capacity than your current panel can handle

If you’re experiencing any of these issues or are planning a renovation, it’s important to have an electrician assess your electrical panel to determine if a replacement is necessary.

  1. Choose the right electrician

If you do need a new electrical panel, it’s important to choose the right electrician for the job. Look for an electrician who is licensed, insured, and experienced in panel replacements. You can ask for referrals from friends and family, check online reviews, or contact your local electrical contractors’ association for recommendations.

  1. Consider your panel options

When it comes to choosing a new electrical panel, you have a few options:

  • Upgrade your existing panel: If your current panel is in good condition but can’t handle the electrical demands of your home or business, you may be able to upgrade it to a larger size.
  • Replace with a new panel: If your current panel is damaged or outdated, you may need to replace it with a new panel.
  • Upgrade to a smart panel: Smart panels offer advanced features like remote monitoring and control, energy usage tracking, and automation. If you’re interested in these features, you can upgrade to a smart panel during your replacement.

Your electrician can help you choose the best option for your needs and budget.

  1. Prepare for the installation

Before your new panel can be installed, there are a few steps you’ll need to take:

  • Clear the area around the panel: Make sure the area around your current panel is clear and accessible so the electrician can work safely.
  • Turn off power: Your electrician will need to turn off power to your home or business during the installation, so plan accordingly.
  • Notify your utility company: Depending on your location, you may need to notify your utility company of the panel replacement so they can disconnect and reconnect your service.
  1. Follow up with maintenance

After your new panel is installed, it’s important to follow up with regular maintenance to ensure it continues to function properly. Your electrician can provide guidance on maintenance tasks like checking the breakers and tightening connections.

In summary, if you need a new electrical panel, it’s important to act quickly to avoid electrical issues and safety hazards. Choose the right electrician, consider your options, prepare for the installation, and follow up with maintenance to keep your electrical system running smoothly.



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