JD’s Blog | Is it Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade?
Most people today have modern appliances such as plasma TVs, hair dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, space heaters, air conditioners and other types of appliances that require more wattage & voltage than what most of the older homes in San Diego have available. Increasing the amount of power that comes into your home is the first step to modernizing your home’s electrical system. Once you have more power coming to your house, then you can add new circuits to distribute that power to your appliances. For this reason many people look to expand the capacity of their home’s electrical system through electric service upgrades, starting at the meter box.
Signs you may need to upgrade your electrical service
- Frequently blowing fuses or circuit breakers when you use too many appliances
- The lights dim when you turn on an appliance
- Not enough electrical receptacles for the number of appliances you use
- Use of extension cords and adapters to fit more plugs
Upgrading a home’s electrical system and electricity meter isn’t an easy job, and it’s not recommended to get involved with a project like this unless you are a professional electrical contractor and you know what you’re doing. It requires an electrical permit and an inspection by the local electrical inspector. At Point Loma Electric, our electricians specialize in upgrading the electrical panels and meters of older homes and can help you expand the power capacity of your home so that you will have the capacity to power the more modern devices that require higher amperage draws. We will handle all aspects of your electrical service upgrade including obtaining a permit and dealing with the city and the utility company to ensure that your service upgrade is done correctly, professionally and esthetically pleasing.
Once you have your new power system with an increased capacity, you’ll never have to worry about the safety of your home from an electrical perspective, blowing circuits, or having the power you need for all of your appliances!
If you are looking for electrical and meter upgrades in San Diego, please call us at 619-224-0672 or fill out our online request form.