Electrical panels are the motherboard of electrical units and help moderate and operate multiple systems within the household or property at at time. Used as the central locater, electrical panels are able to control various electrical circuits throughout the property, distributing electricity where you want it and where you don’t.
The installation for an electrical panel, whether it’s an upgrade or a new installation, can often range anywhere from 8 – 10 hours, depending on the level of difficulty in replacing or removing the existing panel. With a new installation or an upgrade, they long extend the life of your electrical panels to keep your property with safe electrical units for the next years. Some panels may suffer from erosion over time due to the environmental circumstances of which you live in and can vary from season to season with maintenance, but can often serve clients with up to 50 years of security. Since all of your interior electrical units are typically attached to one panel, it is often best done during a time when you likely won’t be in the house or can go without the electrical units for a day. During this time, professional electricians will need to rewire and rework the units with the new panel.
If your electrical panel needs repair, it may also require some time without electricity. During this time, the electrician will need to cut the main breaker which controls the electricity throughout the home or property. Depending on where the damage is, the repair may also be located on a circuit or within the main panel itself and could take time to locate and address accordingly. Weakened connections and erosion can often lead to the deterioration of connectivity to the breakers within the panel. In such cases, the entire panel will not need replacing, but only the breaker.
Your electrical panels are regulated to follow health and safety codes to maintain a suitable standard for use indoors. If your panels do not meet this regulation due to being old or outdated, this can be addressed during regular check ups. When panels begin to deteriorate or fail over time, you may not notice at first but continue to see a rise in your electrical bill. This is due to the breakers having to eject more energy in order to provide the same amount of usage as before. With regular check ups done by our professional electricians, we can help address these problems before they occur. Check ups can also help identify problems early before they spread to cause other issues in the main panel, which is often cheaper than having the panel replaced altogether.
Once your electrical panel has been installed, checked, or repaired, we recommend our clients to ensure regular maintenance on the panel over time. This helps to better document any changes that occur in the panel, if all breakers are working accordingly, and if the connectivity remains strong amongst circuits.