Frequently Asked Questions About Electrical Panel Upgrades


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You don’t have to be a homeowner to have heard about electrical panels, but if you are a homeowner, then it’s your job to be familiar with them as they are the main hub for all of your home’s electrical circuits. In addition to being familiar with what they are and how they work, you should also have some knowledge on when an upgrade is required and how to go about having one done – if you’re looking for information like this, you’ve come to the right place! Below, take a look at our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about electrical panel upgrades:

Q: What warning signs suggest it’s time to upgrade an electrical panel?
If your electrical panel regularly overheats, makes unusual noises, or gives off a burning or hot smell, it’s likely time to upgrade. However, if anything else seems out of the ordinary to you, you should still contact us right away to have your system inspected.

Q: Is upgrading the electrical panel the same thing as rewiring a house?
A: It is not! Your electrical panel is the main part of your electrical system and is the place where power is brought into your home so that it can be used throughout. Although the panel is where your wires originate from, upgrading your panel and rewiring are different tasks.

Q: If I get the right parts, is upgrading the electrical panel easy to DIY?
Just like any other electrical repair or upgrade, never try to DIY when it comes to your electrical panel. The only people who should ever touch anything that has to do with your electricity is a licensed professional!

Q: Is an upgrade necessary to remodel my home?
This really depends on the type of remodeling you’re planning to do, but if it’s a major remodel such as adding on to your existing home, then maybe. That’s because you need to make sure your electrical system can handle all of the new electrical requirements your new and improved home will have!

For those of you in Suffolk County, New York, the team here at TFC Electric is your source for all kinds of electrical service upgrades. To schedule an appointment with one of your service experts, please call (631) 589-2800 today – we also offer FREE estimates!

May 13, 2016