Your electrical panel regulates the electricity coursing through your home. If too much electricity is demanded on a circuit, a circuit breaker is tripped in the electrical panel to stop the electricity from overloading the wiring. An overload can cause a fire, so it’s the job of the electrical panel to break the circuit and regulate the electricity in the system to keep your home and family safe.
Unfortunately, as your home gets older, the electrical panel could have a hard time keeping up with the increased electrical demands on the system. Your appliances, televisions, computers, HVAC systems, lights and other electrical gadgets are increasingly energy efficient, but the average modern household uses more gadgets than ever before.
If your home is more than 10 years old, your electrical system may not be able to keep up with your electrical demand. If you plan on renovating, have your electrical system checked by one of our professional electricians at Mick's Electric. We will come to your location to discuss your plans and give you options for an upgrade. firstname.lastname@example.org or call (605) 348-2335
The oldest type of electrical panel is actually called a fuse box. Today’s homes require up to 200 amps of power or more. Fuse boxes can only handle 30-60 amps. Every time a glass fuse breaks, it has to be replaced. You can’t even get fuses for many fuse boxes anymore. That’s because these outdated systems are a huge fire and electrocution risk. If you still have a fuse box, chances are you will be forced to upgrade if you plan to remodel or sell your home.
Immediately contact Mick's Electric to replace your fuse box with a modern electrical panel.
While at your location we can inspect and assess whether the wiring in the home is sufficient and up to modern electrical codes. Chances are, it’s not, but we can help fix that too. Mick's Electric, Electrician to Rapid City SD can help determine if you require a electrical panel upgrade. Contact us at email@example.com or call (605) 348-2335.