Electrical Panel Upgrades
for the Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, Darien,
CT and Lower Fairfield County areas
New technology now makes our lives more comfortable, convenient, and entertaining; however, many older homes weren’t constructed to power all of these electricity-consuming appliances and electronics. This is why panel upgrades may be needed to bring your current electrical system up to par to meet the power demands of your home.
The residential electricians at Safe and Sound Electric LLC can bring your electrical system up to speed with our expert electrical panel upgrades. We can make the necessary changes and installations to bring your electrical system into the 21st Century.
Many of the electrical problems that you may experience in your Riverside home, such as flickering lights, may be rooted in your electrical panel. Homes today are filled with time-saving appliances, modern conveniences, and devices that allow us to keep up with present-day to enjoy additional time with our family and friends. However, it is important to have an electrical panel that matches your family’s electrical usage. Not only will this make your home more convenient, but it can also help protect you from hazards.
What Is an Electrical Panel?
Your electrical panel is a metal box inside your home that contains breakers for all of the areas and appliances of your home. It is the command center of your home’s electrical power and it controls how much electricity is distributed to the various outlets in your home. Not every panel is identical; however, it is necessary to determine how much power your home needs to be able to operate effectively and safely.
Several decades ago, homes were only powering basic things such as lighting, refrigeration, and other small appliances where a 60 amp service was sufficient to power everything. As most homes have added televisions, computers, smart home technology, and countless smaller devices such as phones and security cameras, old electrical panels have simply become insufficient. Today, the average home needs between 100 and 200 amps of power to be able to effectively manage all of the electronic devices in the home.
Some homes in the Riverside area still have old fuse boxes. Homeowners with fuse boxes often run into problems with insurance, and they may have to replace fuses frequently. If you have a fuse box, or if your circuit breaker has less than 100 amps, give Safe and Sound Electric a call to find out more about upgrading your panel.
Do I Need an Upgrade?
One excellent reason to invest in a panel upgrade is if you are considering adding large appliances or any additions to your home. If you have purchased a new gaming system or a toaster, you probably do not need an upgrade. However, if you have just indulged in a new hot tub, purchased an electric vehicle, or have added on an extra bedroom, this may require budgeting for a panel upgrade.
You may also want to consider an upgrade if you have been experiencing frequent tripping of breakers or if you are having to use power strips at every outlet just to be able to plug in all of your appliances. With a panel upgrade, you will be able to add additional outlets to your home giving you much more access to your electricity, and making it easier for you to find an outlet for your devices. When considering an upgrade, you may also want to consider customizing your outlets to fit your lifestyle. Adding USB outlets eliminates the need for an adapter for your phone or tablet.
You may also want to consider upgrading your panel if you are trying to sell your home in the next couple of years, save money on your insurance, or to increase the value of your home. Whatever your reason may be, you can trust Safe and Sound Electric.
Repair, Replace, or Upgrade?
If your electrical panel has been causing problems in your home, you will be faced with the decision of whether to repair your panel, replace it with a similar panel, or upgrade your service. A repair or an electrical panel replacement may both be possible if your current panel has been meeting your home’s needs well. We are always ready to help you make the best decision.
Premier Panel Upgrade With Safe and Sound Electric LLC
Having your panel upgraded is an extremely important service that should only be done by the most experienced professionals in the industry. At Safe and Sound Electrical, we have developed procedures for hiring and completing the job that ensure that you will have the best experience possible. We provide constant training and learning opportunities to avail ourselves of the newest developments and technologies in the industry. We treat each of our customers with respect, extending this respect to your home.
Keeping your home’s electrical system safe is an important component of all of our services. It is difficult for homeowners to stay on top of the newest requirements and recommendations, but trusting Safe and Sound Electric to complete every job to the high standards of the NEC is our profession. We go above and beyond to ensure that your home is safe and sound.
We are careful to never sell you products or services that are unnecessary for your home, and take the time to get to know you and find the right solutions for your needs. We prioritize safety, installing panels with high safety ratings.
A panel upgrade can seem like an intimidating process. However, at Safe and Sound Electric we are here to help you every step of the way. If you live in Riverside or in one of our many service areas, call us today to find out more.
When your Connecticut home was built, the breaker box was installed to power a few lights, electrical sockets, and basic appliances; however, it does not have the capacity to keep up with new technology or your home’s energy demands. The good news is that our professional electricians can provide electrical service upgrades necessary to enhance your home’s electrical capacity in order to meet today’s needs.
Call Safe and Sound Electric LLC today to find out how we can help your home stay wired for new-age electrical demands. We can provide the electrical panel upgrades you need to stay connected and enjoy the many conveniences of modern life.
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