Denver Electrical Panel Upgrades
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Do you find yourself replacing fuses or tripping circuit breakers often in your home? There might be an issue with your electrical panels. Perhaps it is time for one of our Denver electrical experts to install a more modern system that is better equipped to handle the amount of electricity you use in your home, preventing the possibility of an electrical house fire.
Call Absolute Electrical Heating and Air at (303) 309-4239 to schedule a time for us to review your electrical panel upgrade, repair, or replacement needs.
Is it Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade?
Updating your electrical panel may be a good idea under any of the following circumstances:
- Your home's wiring is faulty or aging
- You are installing new appliances with high energy requirements
- You use a high number of extension cords or power strips
- You are constantly replacing blown fuses
Our Denver electricians can visit your home, investigate and inspect your current electrical panel set-up, and determine what size electrical panel is right for your family. Should our Denver residential electrician recommend replacement or repair, we will provide you with a detailed estimate for your replacement or repair options.
What Is an Electrical Service Panel?
An electrical service panel is the unit that holds all of the electrical circuits to power your home. If your home is older, it is important to get your panel inspected and updated. Electrical service panel inspections are also important because the National Electrical Code is updated every so often, and you need to ensure that your panel is compliant with the same code.
Signs You Need an Electrician to Inspect Your Electrical Panel
- Do you notice your lights flickering when appliances like your refrigerator, air conditioner or hot tub motor are running?
- Do you have breakers that trip frequently?
- Do you hear a crackling sound from your panel?
- Have you encountered a circuit breaker that does not trip when overloaded, like when you have multiple electronic devices plugged in and running simultaneously?
Any of these unsafe issues are warning signs that your electrical service panel is in need of an upgrade. This could also mean that your home requires more power than what was originally provided. Houses built more than 10 years ago were not wired, nor planned with additional breaker space to accommodate the growing technology used in most homes today.
If an electrical panel upgrade is not done, it could result in loss of power, and worst case, a fire in your home.
We are experienced and trusted Denver electricians providing the best electrical service to homeowners in Metro Denver and the Front Range. Whether you need to update your older home to accommodate today’s technology, or you’re building a new home, Absolute Electrical Heating and Air is ready to handle your electrical panel upgrade!
When Was Your Last Electrical Panel Upgrade or Inspection?
Don’t take a chance with your family’s safety. Our electrical panel upgrade service can bring your home’s electrical system up to code, giving you peace of mind.
Upgrading Your System from Fuses to Circuits
Fuses have become a concept of the past. Most insurance companies won’t even allow the resale of a home without replacing a fuse box with an electrical panel. Fuse boxes are dangerous and don’t efficiently regulate amperage. A 15 amp fuse can be replaced with a twenty or even thirty amp fuse.
Fuses are rated by the wire size, not amperage, so replacing old fuses with bigger ones to avoid burnout became common. This, however, also increased the chances of a house fire. Due to the hazardous nature of fuse boxes, the shift has been made to electrical panels. Our electrical panel upgrades can help you, securing your home against electrical fires in the fuse box.
When to Increase the Amperage of Electricity Flowing into Your Home
Just because you switch from fuses to circuit breakers doesn’t mean you have to increase the total amperage of electricity going into your home. If you originally had a 100 amp box, there is no need to increase the amps. There are, however, exceptions.
You may need to increase the total amperage of electricity running into your home if:
- You are building a new addition to your home
- You are remodeling and adding sockets
- You have an increase of electrical components, such as a home theater or a home office
- You have upgraded your major appliances, such as the refrigerator, dishwasher or washer/dryer
Absolute Electrical Heating and Air Can Handle the Job
If you constantly have circuit breakers tripping or need to upgrade from a fuse box to an electrical panel, our electricians in Denver can get the job done to your satisfaction. Our Denver electrical repair technicians have been in the business of electricity for a long time and have the expertise to recommend viable solutions for your unique situation, whether it's in your home or business.