It’s summer again, which means it’s the time of year when heat creates the most problems for old electrical panels in homes and buildings across the country. If you are unsure whether your panel is still functioning properly, consider its age and whether you’ve noticed any signs that may indicate the need for panel replacement. If your panel is over 20 years old, you have flickering lights, there are burn marks on the electrical panel or you have an original fuse box, reach out to Eavenson Electric Co. right away. The initial investment for parts and labor is well worth it to ensure your safety and an uninterrupted supply power to your home.
Is it the right time to assess the electricity in your home? Here are some of the benefits of deciding to move forward with residential electrical panel upgrades in North Scottsdale, AZ.
An outdated power service panel (also called a breaker box) can cause electrical overload, mostly because it is not operating with current technology use in mind. Everything that uses power, including new large household appliances and various electronic devices, may be too much for your existing system. Shorts can happen, and fires can start, especially when there are too many electricity-hungry things sucking power at the same time. Just take note of how many devices are plugged in right now in one room of your house—the TV, computers, cell phone chargers, lights, etc. Updating your electrical panel can keep your family or the people inside your building safe from electrical shock and fires.
Saves energy and money
When your home has the right new electrical panel installation for its size, the energy savings can range anywhere from 10 percent to 30 percent. A professional electrician will install a brand-new panel for your home to ensure it provides the electrical load required instead of the maximum electrical load it can pull from the grid.
Not only does this type of upgrade help reduce power consumption, but it also lowers your electrical costs over time. Upgrading your home’s electrical panel to a more energy efficient option can save you money on your monthly energy bills. Something else your electrician might bring up is having an energy audit performed to find out how you can save even more down the road.
Adds resale value
It makes sense that a home with a new electrical panel would have a higher resale value—in fact, the added value is somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000. It’s an immediate return on the investment you’ve made.
Gets it up to code
No matter the state, county or city you live in, there are legal requirements associated with residential and commercial building electrical panels. But code regulations can change over time, which you are likely to find out about when selling or buying a house. As you know by now, older electrical systems may not adhere to modern day requirements. Take, for example, still having fuses in your electrical panel—this indicates your system is not up to code, and an upgrade may be legally required.
For more information about residential electrical panel upgrades in North Scottsdale, AZ, look no further than the knowledgeable team of electricians at Eavenson Electric Co. Call us today to schedule a service appointment!
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