Your home’s electrical is a tough place to DIY. It requires skill, care, caution, and most importantly, experience. There can be huge consequences for homeowners who try tackling electrical issues on their own, especially if they’re beginners.
It’s especially difficult to complete larger electrical projects, like installing a new electrical panel. You’ve seen it, the small metal box that lives in your basement or garage. It serves as the distribution center for your home’s electricity, directing it through different circuits to appliances and outlets. The panel also houses your circuit breakers, which are the switches you flip to get the lights back on when the system short-circuits. With all of that electricity flowing in and around this little box, it can be very dangerous to mess with, not to mention the complexity of the project.
Take the worry and stress out of a dangerous task and hire a pro instead, you’ll be glad you did. A professional will also know the current code, which is especially important if you’re updating an older home or working on an addition.
If you’re here, you’re probably in a crossroads. You need a new electrical panel, but you’re not sure where to start, or who to talk to. If you’re seeing any of the following signs, you could be dealing with a faulty panel:
- A burned plastic smell
- Power loss
- Storm damage
- Flickering lights
- Smoke or humming coming from panel
- Power surges
- Frequently tripping breakers
If these sound familiar, give us a call. We know exactly how to help. First things first, have a licensed electrician visit your home to inspect your system, whether that’s us or another reputable company. We can determine if you need a brand new panel, if the current panel can be fixed, or if it’s another issue entirely.
Next, schedule your project and have it completed. It will only take one day’s work in most cases for us to install your new electrical panel. It’s a quick project that will serve you well for decades to come.
We know that installing a new electrical panel can be an investment, and that’s why we give our customers options. Outlining the different price ranges, and the pros and cons that come with them, can help you decide what’s best for your home. Our top recommendation may not always be feasible, and we respect that. We’ll always work with you to determine the safest, most cost-effective option for your family. Call our team today!