Have you been noticing flickering lights or tripped breakers more frequently? If so, you’ve possibly wondered, should I upgrade my electrical panel? It can be hard to know when it is time to replace or upgrade your breaker panel, however, there are a few common indicators that may signal that it’s time for an upgrade.

At Penfold Electric, we have helped countless clients with upgrading their existing electrical equipment such as fuse boxes or old electrical panels in favour of new, upgraded ones. We understand that it may not seem obvious that your electrical panel needs replacing. That’s why we are here to help you make sense of your home’s electrical systems. Below we outline some of the most common reasons why you should consider upgrading your panel as well as offer answers to the most frequently asked questions about panel upgrades.

Ready to upgrade your breaker panel from 100A to 200A? We are here to help. Contact us today and let us help you with the installation of a safe and efficient electrical service panel.

Should I Replace My Electrical Panel? How to Know it’s Time

There are a few key indications that it is time to upgrade your electrical service panel. Below is a list of some of the most common reasons why you may wish to upgrade yours.

  • You’re about to conduct major home renovations such as building a new addition.
  • You are noticing flickering or dimming lights more frequently.
  • You are replacing old or faulty wiring.
  • You are having electrical concerns that may become a fire risk.
  • Your breakers are tripping frequently or when you plug something in
  • You have a fuse box

How to Upgrade Breaker Panel for My Home?

When it comes time to upgrade your panel you may be wondering if it is possible to do it yourself? Though handy people are often looking to DIY projects for a challenge, your electrical service panel is not something you want to mess around with. Always reach out to a certified and licensed electrician to assist you with replacing a fuse box or upgrading a 100A to 200A service panel.

Looking for more information on upgrading your fuse box to a breaker panel? Our previous article, When and How to Upgrade Your Old Fuse Box, outlines everything you should know about this important home upgrade.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace an Electrical Panel?

When looking to replace a fuse box or upgrade their electrical panel, the first question we are often asked by our customers is, how much to replace electrical panel? For the best understanding of how much to upgrade an electrical panel in your home, you’ll want to obtain a personalized quote.

The type of upgrade you are completing and the size of your home can have an impact on the cost. Generally speaking, fuse box upgrades start at $1,600 while electrical service panel upgrades can cost between $1,900- 3,400.

At Penfold Electric, we are a family-owned and operated business. We understand the importance of caring for the electrical equipment in your home. Contact a member of our team to learn more about electrical service panel upgrades for your home. We look forward to helping make your home safer and more efficient. You can expect tenfold from Penfold Electric.

Author: Brian Penfold

Founded in 1978 by Trevor Penfold, Trevor was dedicated to providing electrical service that was second to none. Backed by his strong will to provide electrical services to the public at a reasonable price, Penfold Electric Ltd was born. Trevor has since taken a step back and handed off operations to his son Brian Penfold but has instilled his core beliefs into him. We are Family owned and Operated and will keep it that way to ensure our beliefs and values to provide exceptional electrical service at a reasonable price remain the same.

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