Many of us never think about our electrical panels unless we need to flip a circuit breaker, but your electrical panel is one of the critical points in your home. It allows you to turn on and off circuits throughout your home while also protecting against danger from outside sources like lightning strikes or power surges caused by severe weather conditions such as rainstorms that can knock out critical infrastructure systems across large swaths at once.
If your home’s electrical panel is outdated, then there are times where it will allow too much electricity into the connected devices. This may cause wires to overheat, which could start a fire! Suppose you hear popping or cracking noises when running high voltage items such as your AC or heater. In that case, this happens because too much energy is trying to pass through the system and look for another way out – typically by melting insulation at various places on its resistance path towards freedom.
The average American home has around 25-30 circuit breakers, with some as many as 50. This means that your electrical panel may be outdated and unable to support all the latest updates in technology or appliances you have installed at home—such a running an air conditioner or heater without tripping multiple times per day.
Electrical panels are no longer a luxury update to your home but rather an essential part of ensuring that everything in the building works appropriately. When there are popping or crackling sounds coming from outlets when appliances turn on—or if you need more wattage for current ones and updates throughout- it could mean it’s electrical panel upgrade time!
Trim Electric can provide you with a free quote and recommendations to replace your electric panel.