Why is a panel upgrade something to consider?
There are many reasons why u[grading your panel could be one of the most important electrical projects for your home. One reason is safety.
Throughout San Diego there are thousands of older homes with the original panel still installed. Over time corrosion, overloading of the circuits or a simple breakdown of aged equipment is a potential fire hazard. (Some of the photos below illustrate the condition of older panels.)
The second reason is that older homes were built with only a few circuits supplying power to many power and lighting loads throughout the home. this means that these circuits are easily overloaded and not only cause inconvenience from a continual need to reset the breakers but again also poses a fire hazard.
The third reason is that you may want to add additional lighting or power to your home that your existing panel cannot handle, thus limiting your ability to make improvements to your home.
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