Many homeowners underestimate the significance of updating their electrical panels, resulting in a large number of residences using outdated panels that could potentially endanger their homes. Remember that even if your panel is hidden in a corner, it remains a crucial component of your home’s electrical system.
Energy Solutions offers premier electrical services tailored to your home’s requirements. We diligently ensure that our work complies with the most recent safety standards. Moreover, our team can assess your electrical panel and recommend the ideal solution for your home. In the Portland area, no other team of electricians can match the expertise and professionalism of Energy Solutions.
Signs that You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade
There are a few signs that your home may need an electrical panel upgrade, including:
- You have a lot of electrical devices, but your current panel is not big enough to handle them all.
- Your home has been wired with outdated wiring that could be dangerous and inefficient.
- Your home’s electrical system was installed before modern safety standards were put in place, so it might not be up to code or safe for use today.
- You’ve had a fire caused by an electrical problem in your home, which could lead you to believe that upgrading the panel is necessary for safety reasons alone (even if there aren’t any other signs).
- Your home is over 20 years old and has never had an upgrade
- Your circuit breakers trip frequently or fuses blow often
- Your lights flicker or dim, especially when using high-wattage appliances
- You’re planning a major renovation or addition to your home and need to increase your electrical capacity
- Your current panel is not up to code or has been damaged in some way
If you’re experiencing any of these issues or are unsure about the age or condition of your electrical panel, it’s best to consult with our licensed electrician who can assess your system and recommend the appropriate upgrades or repairs.
Benefits of Upgrading or Replacing Your Electrical Panel
Upgrading your electrical panel is essential, especially when installing solar panels, an EV charger, or a battery backup system in Oregon. Trust a reliable electrical contractor like Energy Solutions to enhance your electric panel today!
Outdated electrical panels can expose your home to the risks of electrical malfunctions or, worse, fires. If you’re uncertain about the age of your electrical panel, it’s time to consult a professional.
Energy Solutions proudly installs top-quality products and prioritizes the safety of our electrical panels. Upgrading or replacing your panel is an excellent way to secure your home. Say goodbye to unexpected power outages and the fear of expensive electrical fires from an old and outdated service panel.
Increased Power Capacity
If your home experiences frequent blown circuits or power outages, it’s time to let an Energy Solutions professional electrician work wonders on your electrical panel. After an upgrade, you’ll notice the difference.
A new or enhanced electrical panel will supply your home with steady power, enabling it to handle higher power loads without the risk of a blowout. Bid farewell to those pesky-blown circuits!
Get Premier Electrical Services
Energy Solutions offers premier electrical services tailored to your home’s requirements. We diligently ensure that our work complies with the most recent safety standards, and our team can assess your electrical panel and recommend the ideal solution for your home. In the Portland area, no other team of electricians can match the expertise and professionalism of Energy Solutions.
In addition to providing top-notch service, we make sure that our customers are always informed about what’s going on with their project from start to finish–from initial consultation through final completion (and beyond).
Contact Energy Solutions Today
Energy Solutions is proud to deliver exceptional electrical services in the Oregon City and Tualatin regions. Our focus on family values, professionalism, and quality workmanship has established us as Portland’s favorite electrical company. Schedule maintenance online or call 503-680-3718 and book your panel upgrade today!
Electricl Panl Change FAQs
The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about electrical panel upgrades.
What is an electrical panel, and what does it do?
An electrical panel, also known as a circuit breaker panel or fuse box, is the central hub of your home’s electrical system. It distributes electricity throughout your home via circuits, and it also holds the circuit breakers or fuses that protect your home from electrical overload. The electrical panel is typically located in a utility room, basement, or garage, and it’s important to keep it up-to-date and well-maintained to ensure that your home’s electrical system operates safely and efficiently.
Will an electrical panel upgrade make my home more energy efficient?
While upgrading your electrical panel won’t directly make your home more energy efficient, it can indirectly contribute to energy savings in a few ways.
First, a new electrical panel can support more efficient and modern electrical devices, such as LED light bulbs, smart thermostats, and energy-saving appliances. These devices can help you save money on your energy bills over time.
Second, upgrading your electrical panel can enable you to add additional circuits and outlets to your home, which can reduce the need for extension cords and power strips. This can not only improve the safety of your home’s electrical system but also reduce energy waste and reduce the risk of electrical fires.
Overall, while an electrical panel upgrade won’t directly make your home more energy efficient, it can contribute to a safer, more reliable, and more adaptable electrical system that can support your energy-saving efforts.
How long does it take to replace an electrical panel?
The average time to replace an electrical panel is between 6 and 10 hours. However, the time can vary depending on factors such as the number of panels being replaced and whether any rewiring or relocation is necessary. If rewiring or relocation is involved, the process could take several days to complete. It is important to note that electrical panel replacement is not a DIY project, and it should only be completed by a licensed electrician.
Do I need a permit to upgrade my electrical panel?
Yes, in most cases, a permit is required to upgrade your electrical panel. Electrical work can be dangerous if not done properly, so local building codes typically require permits and inspections to ensure that the work is done safely and up to code. It’s important to check with