Electrical Panel Upgrades

Have you ever taken a look at your electric meter? I mean, have you ever really looked at it, rather than just a cursory glance as you were taking the trash out or doing yard work? Do you know what your service panel is rated for?

What is a panel upgrade?

A panel upgrade is simply changing your electrical panel (or main service panel), found within a painted grey or metal box, containing your home’s fuses/circuit breakers

How do I know if I need an electric panel upgrade?

While you are having work done on your house you might find that this may be a convenient time to upgrade your electric panel. Reasons to consider upgrading your main service panel include:

  • Your panel may be outdated and should be upgraded anyway. Electrical Panels with fuses and those made by Federal Pacific Electric (FPE), Bulldog/Pushmatic, Zinsco panels are known in the electrical industry to be hazardous

Why do You need an electric panel upgrade?

In order to keep your system up-to-code and your family safe, a new electric panel upgrade is sometimes necessary. Adding solar panels to your home means more energy will be produced and circulated through your home—sometimes more energy than your current, often older, electrical panel can handle. This is due to the increased amperage of your solar energy system in comparison to traditional electricity