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Electric Panel Upgrade Services in Apex NC
Many of the homes we live in today were built at a time when there was considerably less to plug in. Today’s average homeowner has multiple TVs, computers, appliances, phones, tablets, kitchen gadgets and grooming products placing a demand on the electric panel every day! If your electric panel is older or showing signs of wear, it will need to be upgraded to accommodate the extra demand.
Alternate Current Solutions can add additional circuits to your existing panel, if there is space, or replace the panel entirely. We will also inspect your home’s electrical grounding and bring it up to code per NEC requirements, if necessary.
By upgrading your breaker box and electric system, you can rest assured knowing that your electrical system can handle any new device you plug in!
Contact our Apex electricians here to request a free panel upgrade estimate.
How do I know if I need a new electrical panel?
Some common signs you need an electric panel upgrade include:
- Corrosion or rust around the breaker box
- A bad smell coming from the breaker box
- Frequent, unexplained outages
- Flickering lights
- A warm breaker box
If you are experiencing none of these symptoms, another clue is to look inside the breaker box. Look for a tag, usually on the door, that lists the maximum voltage, current, and power dissipation capability. Older homes typically have panels that top out at 60 or 100 amps. Newer homes usually have 200-amp panels, which are better suited to fit our highly-charged lifestyles. If your home still relies on an old-fashioned panel, then you will probably want to upgrade.