Electrical Panel Upgrades In The Minneapolis & St. Paul Area
Electrical panel upgrades should be done every 20 to 30 years. If your Minneapolis home hasn't had an electrical panel upgrade or replacement in the last 20 years, call our experienced electricians for an assessment.
Our technicians are highly trained and experienced. We can make sure your electrical panel, circuit breakers or fuses, wiring, and other components are safe and properly suited for your home.
We can assess the condition of your main breaker box and any sub-panels to make sure your home is equipped with enough power to handle your household's electrical demands. Just give us a call to make an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling for all our residential electrician safety services!
Panel Upgrades For Safety
Many older homes in Minneapolis are still running on a 60-amp service to their home. Way back in the 1950s and 60s, this was the standard for household power. It's most definitely a safety risk for a modern household to run on this. You and your family use way more electronics and larger appliances than your grandparents and great grandparents did.
Even worse, operating a household on a 30-amp fuse panel means you're only getting 120 volts to your home. This won't support large appliances like dryers and electric ranges. You need an electrical panel replacement to at least a 100-amp breaker panel as a matter of safety.
However, whether you have a 30, 60, or 100-amp service, you'll want an electrical panel upgrade to 200 amp to ensure you're not overloading the electrical system and risking a house fire or electric shock accident. Panel replacements are necessary for the safety of your Minneapolis household.
An electrical panel upgrade to 200-amp service can support most modern homes but some larger homes will need a 400-amp panel replacement. Your electrician can help you determine the power needs of your household and then recommend the right panel replacement.
Signs You Need A Panel Replacement
For electrical safety, your best course of action is to call an electrician to inspect your panel for a possible upgrade. However, there are a few warning signs you can look for that may mean you need an electrical panel upgrade:
- Lights flicker when you try to use an appliance like the microwave
- Breakers keep tripping for no apparent reason
- Frequent power surges
- Appliances or lamps fry when you try to plug them in and use them
- Burned spots on the walls, ceilings, outlets, or switches
- Burning smells coming from outlets or the breaker panel
- The electric panel contains fuses instead of breakers
- Appliances quickly overheat when you use them