You might have noticed a few indicators that your electrical panel is getting a bit older. Here are a few signs that it’s definitely time for an upgrade:
You’re planning on upgrading your home appliances. Ready for that new dishwasher? Well, a new home appliance means your home will be using a new amount of energy. New appliances usually mean that your electrical panel needs some attention, too.
You’ve been using a lot of power strips. Feeling like your home just doesn’t have enough outlets? Your electrical panel is probably working pretty hard to accommodate all of the extra need for power, so it might be a good idea to upgrade.
You’ve noticed your electrical panel is smelly. This is the most common sign. If your electrical panel smells like it’s burning, that probably means that you have a disconnected wire or a bad circuit breaker. This is an immediate need for an electrical panel upgrade, as this could result in a dangerous electrical fire!
Your lights have been flickering a lot. Does it feel like there’s a strobe light in your house? Flickering lights means that there’s not enough energy to keep your electricity running fluidly at all times, which means you’re probably due for an upgrade.
Have you noticed one or multiple of these signs in your Westlake home? Call a Stack electrician right away for an electrical panel upgrade! Contact us online or dial 440-937-9134 right away to get started.