The average life-span of a home is now more than 35 years. That means that many homes were built before most of today’s electrical appliances and gadgets were even invented. The steady increase of consumer electronic use and home energy consumption means that the electrical systems in many older homes could easily become overloaded.
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it may be a warning sign that it is time to upgrade or replace your electrical panel today.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, more than 53,000 homes are destroyed by electrical fires each year, resulting in more than 2,000 deaths and injuries and $1.4 billion in property damage.
Fortunately, many of the dangers associated with older electrical systems can be prevented simply by upgrading your home’s electrical panel.
Upgrading your electrical panel helps to ensure that your electrical system is equipped to meet your energy needs and protect your family and property. If you live in an aging home, Mr. Electric can inspect your home’s electrical wiring and distribution system to determine exactly what your electrical service panel needs are. Upgrading or replacing important components can help prevent electrical emergencies before they occur. Call Mr. Electric today to upgrade or replace your electric panel!