Upgrading your Electrical Panel

When to consider upgrading your electrical panel?

Outdated or faulty electrical panels can pose significant risks, including the risk of fire. Panels from certain manufacturers such as Zinsco and Federal Pacific Electric are particularly notorious for defects.

Signs that your panel needs an upgrade include:

 

  • Installed before 1970 (outdated setup)
  • Breakers tripping constantly (indicates potential overload).
  • Breakers needing frequent replacement (suggests faulty breakers).
  • Panel remaining active even when switched off.
  • Loose wires or connections within the panel.
  • Panel not securely fastened to the wall.
  • Signs of burning on wires or connections.
  • Double tapped/lugged circuits (improper wiring practice).
  • Mismatched breakers (breakers not designed for the panel).
  • Presence of fuses instead of breakers (fuses less safe than breakers).

The Importance of UL Certification

For more than a century, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has set standards for safety and quality, ensuring that certified products are reliable and safe for use in many different environments.

Discover SPAN Panel

Modernize your home’s electrical system with a SPAN panel, providing advanced management and monitoring through an app. The SPAN panel allows you to monitor energy consumption, control circuitry, and integrate smart home systems like Amazon Alexa. We are certified to install SPAN panels, improving efficiency and control of your home.

How to Get Started

To begin the process of upgrading your console, submit a photo of your current setup via our contact form.

Electrical Panel Upgrades

Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 16 MB.

Upload the following:

  • Overall photo of main service panel area (with electric meter).\
  • A photo with the panel door open, showing the label and breaker handle.
  • Close-up of utility meter numbers.
  • Close-up of control panel manufacturer’s label.
    Close-up of main circuit breaker, if any.