Four reasons to upgrade your electrical panel in Southern MD:
If you have moved into an older home in Southern Maryland, you will want to check for outdated electrical panels such as Federal Pacific, Zinsco, I-T-E Pushmatic, or GTE/Sylvania brand. These brands are not available anymore because of safety issues. If your home has one of these brands, we at Goudie Electric recommend an immediate electric panel heavyup upgrade for your home and family’s safety.
If you have a fuse box, rather than a circuit breaker, the biggest danger is the temptation to replace blown fuses with oversized replacements which can lead to an overloaded circuit which leads to tripped breakers, blown fuses and potentially dangerous shocks. Most fuse boxes handle between 30 and 60 amps of power, versus the 100-200 amps that the average household requires today. This makes oversizing or attempting to bypass a fuse especially hazardous. We at Goudie Electric recommend upgrading your electrical panel, if you live in a home that still has fuses.
If have just added new high-powered appliances in a new room, central heating and air, remodeled kitchen, or hot tub you should consult an Goudie Electric about a heavyup electrical panel upgrade of your electrical service.
Most of the time after these new home additions your electrical service can no longer provide the minimum amount of electricity that your home needs daily. Frequently tripped circuit breakers is the greatest sign that your home might need an electrical upgrade. This could be just a new, dedicated circuit to your electrical panel, or performing a full service panel heavy up upgrade that will increase the amount of electricity that your electrical panel can actually bring into your home.
A heavy-up electrical panel upgrade increases electrical capacity usually needed when service to your home or business is remodeled, upgraded or changed. Standard electrical panels can provide 100, 150, 200, 325, 400, 600 or 800 amps of power, allowing the potential for more circuits to be added. A panel upgrade is also performed to replace outdated electric panel equipment. A heavy-up electrical panel upgrade improves the safety and reliability of your electrical system, adds value to your home or business, and gives you peace-of-mind.
Call Goudie Electric today for an electrical panel upgrade quote in Southern MD or if you have specific questions regarding whether your home or business needs an upgrade.