When To Update Your Electrical Panels

When To Update Your Electrical Panels

Knowing when to update your electrical panels is a tricky thing. After all, electrical panels usually last around 30-40 years, and it is easy to forget about these panels altogether. However, a smart Escondido homeowner will keep a look out for early signs that their home’s electrical panels need replacing. Below are three signs that it may be time to upgrade. 

There Are Little Specks Of Rust

Periodic inspection of a home’s electric panels should be on any California homeowner’s to-do list. Autumn is the perfect time of year to do an electrical inspection. Often, the first sign that some updating needs to be done on electrical panels are little spots of rust. Although this may seem like a no-brainer, it is often easy to ignore small patches of rust on your panels. However, if there is a little rust on the outside, that means that there very likely is a lot more rusting happening out of sight. It might be time for new panels. 

Your Home Has A Multitude of Power Strips

In today’s world, there are more items that need to be charged than ever before. Computers, cell phones, watches, headphones, toothbrushes, and portable speakers are just a few of the many things that need to be charged up. Along with the ever-expanding outlet needs for lighting virtual home offices and more and more complex entertainment and video game systems, this may mean that your house uses many power strips to make up for the lack of outlets. If this is the case, your home may require more electricity than your panels are built for, and it could be time for an upgrade. 

Tiny Electric Shocks

If you experience tiny electric shocks when touching appliances, this is a sign that your electric panels and wiring systems need to be inspected by a professional immediately. If this is happening, it is a telltale sign that something is faulty, and faulty electrical systems are nothing to mess around with—they can lead to house fires. 

If you suspect that your Escondido home needs to upgrade its electrical panels, contact the experts at Electrical Insight today. We can set up the best modern systems to meet all your electrical needs.