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What You Need To Know About Electrical Panel Upgrades

Friday, May 22, 2015

When it comes to the upkeep of your home, people tend to take their electrical system for granted. However, leaving your electrical system to its own devices is never good. Overtime, your electrical system will get worn down and outdated. It is important to know when it's time for an electrical panel upgrade.
 
When To Have Your Electrical Panel Upgraded
Many homeowners do not know when to have their panels upgraded. If your home was build 50 years ago and has an older electrical system to match, it is definitely time for an upgrade. This is due to the sheer fact that electrical systems were not designed to accommodate the amount of electricity we use today. Electrical panels that have been exposed to water leaks or high humidity will also need to be upgraded.
 
Consider How Many Amps You'll Need
Do you have a lot of electrical appliances in your home? If so, consider how many amps your new panel can handle. Choose an electrical panel that can accommodate the amount of amps you'll need.
 
Find The Right Breaker
Last but certainly not least, it's time to find the right circuit breaker. Most rooms will require a 15 or 20 amp breaker. However, rooms that contain heavy duty appliances will need special attention. The stove, water heater and dryer will need double pole breakers with 240V. 
 
If you need a panel upgrade, turn to the professional electricians at A.B. May. We can get the job done right the first time. Call 913-370-4898 today to schedule service. 
 
Web Source: http://homerepair.answers.com/electrical/factors-to-consider-when-replacing-your-main-electrical-panel
 
 

 

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