If you own a home that is older than 30 years old, then it may be time for you to get your circuit panel replaced. Also known as a distribution board, circuit panels are the key component in providing electricity throughout your house. Due to its vital role in providing electrical flow, it’s important to know when yours should be updated.
What is a circuit breaker panel?
What is an electrical heavy up?
- Hot tub installation
- Installing a heat pump
- Home additions
- Installing an EVSE (electric vehicle service equipment)
Do you need a permit to change your electrical panel?
- Have your power company turn the power off to the home.
- This requires a permit.
- Only a person or company that has a Masters License can acquire the appropriate permits.
- In Maryland, specifically, there are lots of limitations on what a homeowner can and cannot do without a permit.
Circuit Panel Service Costs
When to Update Your Circuit Panel
The first step in analyzing your circuit panel's health is to call a professional, such as Haas and Sons, so we can perform an inspection to determine if it’s due for updating. An inspection of your Pasadena-area home or business will allow us to identify problem areas in your circuit panel, which will tell us if you need small improvements or a full remodel.
Other occurrences that often require a circuit panel upgrade include:
- When you are selling your home
- When you are remodeling or adding rooms
- If your power is constantly flickering
If you relate to any of these circumstances, call our professionals today for quality inspections in a timely manner and affordable cost.
One option for upgrading your circuit panel is to call our team of professionals to perform an electrical heavy-up. What this means is that we will enhance your circuit panel to 200 amps, which will allow for greater electrical output.
Heavy-ups are common among customers who are having hot tubs, heat pumps, and home additions installed. Essentially, any home addition that requires a significant amount of power is enough reason to consider an electrical heavy-up. You might need this if you run a business from your Pasadena area home as well.