When and Why: Upgrading Your Home’s Electrical Panel

Somewhere in your home is an electrical panel. It’s likely housed in a metal sheet enclosure and outfitted with breaker switches, numbers and labels, and a cobweb of wires. It’s here electricity flows to your lights, appliances, and electronics straight from your local power company. Consider it the brains of your home.

If you’ve got a home renovation project in the works, adopting smart appliances or purchasing a hot tub or sauna, or incorporating an electric car charger into your home, you need to consider upgrading your electrical panel. The upgrade won’t affect the wiring inside your home; it will simply improve and safeguard your system’s ability to effectively distribute added power throughout the home.

Other reasons to upgrade your electrical panel include homes built more than 10-years-ago, flickering lights, blown fuses, or excessive use of extension cords to access electrical outlets. Any irregular electrical behavior should be inspected by a properly trained electrician. And even though a repair may do the trick, an upgrade will undoubtedly improve the overall quality of the electrical system.

Don’t let upfront costs and the disruption of construction, if already in progress, stop you from upgrading your electrical panel. Both can be overlooked with savings earned by coordinating projects and/or scheduling proactive electrical work.

If you’re considering an electrical panel upgrade or repair, call MZ Electric today at 303-933-9220. We specialize in repairing and upgrading panels to 200- (most common), 320- (continuous), or 400-amp. MZ Electric is locally owned and operated, and is your neighborhood electrical contractor. Our technicians are fully licensed and have a wide range of experience in the electrical industry. We offer extremely competitive rates for all your electrical needs; plus, discounts for teachers, military, and seniors, as well as referral coupons.