When you buy an older home you update the flooring, paint, furniture, so that your home looks and feels new. But did you know that you should also be updating the electrical panel? It’s not something most people think of, which is our Vancouver Electrical expert will explain why you should be updating your electrical panel, especially for older homes. Electricity is one of the most important features in your home, and ensuring it is running safely and efficiently is crucial to any home. Electrical panels can be insufficient for the amount of energy required for your home, and for protecting your appliances from power surges from the street, so it’s important to get your panel looked at by a professional electrician if you suspect it may not be running optimally.
The electrical panel is where the electricity coming in from the street gets distributed throughout the home. If your panel is malfunctioning you might be at risk for appliances to burn out, home blackouts, or even possibly electrical fires. You need to get an electrician in immediately if your panel shows evidence of fire, you have breakers that won’t reset, or if your electricity is still running through an old fashioned fuse box.
Often electrical panels in older homes are not designed to carry the load of modern-day electrical appliances. If you notice lights flickering, appliances shutting off, or the breaker keeps tripping, it’s probably because you need to update your panel so you can have more Amps of electricity coming into your home. A professional electrician can determine the draw your home requires and will be able to provide you with solutions that resolve this problem.
If you notice any of these issues or your home is over 25 years old and has never had the electrical panel replaced, get in touch with the experts at Aj’s Electrical to address your electrical needs. Our experienced team will be able to determine where your electrical issues are coming from, and fix it so that your home is running efficiently, and safely. Get in touch today for more information and a free quote.