Panel Change Outs
A panel change out is usually required to alleviate a problem with the existing panel. Sometimes a breaker might overheat to the point that the buss bar in a panel gets burned. The conductors between the meter and panel may become loose and burn out the main lugs, especially common when aluminum conductors were used.
A panel upgrade is just what it implies. It is an upgrade from the existing electrical panel. With all the new appliances and technical devices we now have, we find that older homes might not have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand. Therefore, a â€œservice changeâ€ is required. This includes not only an upgrade in your electric panel, but an upgrade in your meter socket and wire size between the meter and panel.
When you plugged in your new refrigerator, cranked up the air conditioner, or turned on the light to read this report, you probably didn’t give a lot of thought to the wires carrying the electricity. Few people do. After all, your home’s electrical system is hidden in the walls. Most homeowners generally know so little about electricity that they tend to take potential problems too lightly or overlook them altogether. If you are experiencing flickering lights, hot outlets, or other warning signs, disconnect appliances on overworked circuits. Then hire Direct Electric Company to inspect your home or office and make repairs. If you need a electrical panel upgrade then contact Direct Electrical for an estimate by calling or complete our service request form.