Upgrading Your Electrical Panel
An electrical panel is a box where your property’s breaker switches are. Homeowners with an older house often require an upgraded system due to the increased energy demands of new technology or an extension.
In this month’s blog at
Worthy Electrical Services Ltd we look at reasons to upgrade your electrical panel and the advantages of installing a newer system. Call us in Dulwich on 020 8674 2098 for more information. Signs You Need an Upgrade
Some common signs your electrical panel needs to be upgraded include:
Regular Power Outages Increased Energy Demand Old or Faulty Wiring
Your home can have a higher energy demand for several reasons. The most common electrical panel issues occur when a household begins using more technology, such as televisions, computers, games consoles and more.
Additionally, if you have extended the building, whether a loft conversion or rear extension, you will need to upgrade the electrical panel. This is because older systems are not designed to cope with managing that much electricity, so they will begin to trip or even become faulty if not upgraded regularly.
What to Do When an Electrical Panel Trips
If your system is often tripping, you will need to know how to get the power on safely again. The panel is designed to be switched back on, so the process is safe, but you should take precautions just in case. For example, if the area around the box is damp or wet, wait for it to dry or contact an expert before switching it on.
When switches are off, they will probably look orange or red, so you know which ones have tripped. There should be a slight resistance and a clicking sounds when switching them on. If you struggle with this or they trip immediately after, consult a specialist to assist you.
Find Out More
Contact our team at Worthy Electrical Services Ltd in Dulwich for more information about upgrading your electrical panel. Call us on
020 8674 2098 or 07963 071685 to consult a specialist. Alternatively, send us a message via the contact form for a prompt response.
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