Why San Diego Electrical Panel Upgrades Are So Important
Your San Diego area home may have an electrical panel that should be upgraded if you’re trying to pull a heavy load of power from an older panel. With as many older homes as we have in the San Diego and surrounding areas, there are many homes with insufficient wiring. This stresses the electrical system and can mean it’s struggling to provide you with what you need. That’s when surges are caused that steal power at unexpectedly high rates and cause sparks, shocks, or fires.
Electrical panel boxes which are no longer sufficient for the San Diego household can be dangerous. This is how fires and electrical shorts start for many unfortunate homeowners. If your home has an older electrical panel box, has older wiring and connections, or often doesn’t provide enough power to support the electrical needs of the household, it’s time to have your systems assessed and evaluated for a panel upgrade.
When your wiring is loose, you may be trying to plug something in only to find the appliance cord either producing a spark, not going in all the way, or hanging loose. If the outlets pops and spark at you, things can lead to shock or fire. It’s highly possible that you are putting too heavy of a power load on the electrical panel, which means it may be upgrade time.
We Use Way More Power Today
We use way more power today, at least due to all the new technologies that provide us with new appliances and gadgets. It wasn’t all that long ago that we didn’t have video equipment, extensive sound equipment, home theaters, microwaves, huge appliances, hot tubs, spa tubs, huge flat-screen TV’s, computers, and so many more things that need to be plugged in to operate. Plus, there’s all the devices we want to charge up all the time.
With all of the electronics a household currently may use, the older panel boxes are just not equipped to handle the load. That’s when you find that your breakers on the panel box keep tripping and you’ll need to be sure your panel box is brought up to date. If your breakers keep tripping, it could be that you need a panel upgrade rather than just a bad breaker replacement.
Electrical panel problems such as old knob & tube wiring can be a hazard, yet they are easily replaced with modern wiring by San Diego professional electricians. If you even think your home isn’t supplied with enough power for your usage, get an electrician out to evaluate the system as soon as possible. Until you do, you are putting everyone who comes into your home at risk, not to mention all that expensive electronic equipment that can get shorted out and ruined.
Your best solution will always be to have a local electrician you trust to upgrade your electrical panel. We hope you’ll trust us at Northern Lighting and Electric with all your San Diego County Electrician service needs.