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Main Electrical Panel Upgrade

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Improve Efficiency & Protect Your Home with an Electrical Panel Upgrade

A main electrical panel, often referred to as a breaker box, is the heart of your electrical system. 

Electrical panels distribute power coming from the utility company throughout your property. 

Over time, electrical demands can exceed electrical loads your existing panel can safely handle, prompting the need for an upgrade. This is particularly true if you are adding major appliances, additions, or have a very outdated panel.

If your electrical panel is due for an upgrade, trust the professional electricians at Saguaro Solar, Electric, & Roofing to handle the job correctly.

When to Get Your Main Service Panel Upgraded

You want to get your main panel upgraded the second you notice the electricity in your home not performing as well as it once did.

A main electrical panel is the central hub of your home’s electrical system, providing a safety barrier that guards against power surges and overloads, which can cause fires or damage appliances.

With technology evolving and electrical demands increasing, older panels are becoming obsolete or insufficient in handling the energy needs of modern homes and devices. This can lead to tripped breakers, flickering lights, and in extreme cases, even hazardous electrical fires.

To determine whether your electrical panel is due for an upgrade, watch out for signs like frequent circuit breaker trips, a panel that feels warm to the touch, rust or corrosion on the breakers or panel, or the presence of old-style fuses

Upgrading your panel helps to ensure your home can safely handle contemporary appliances and electronics while complying with current safety codes.

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Key Reasons for Upgrading Your Electric Panel

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Increased Safety

Panels in older homes may not meet current safety standards and could pose a risk of electrical fires or malfunctions. An upgraded panel can help in preventing dangerous situations.

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Capacity for Expansion

New appliances and technologies often require more power than older appliances have used. Upgrading ensures your electrical system can handle the load.

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Laying the Groundwork for Future Enhancements

Whether you are considering a remodel, an addition, or installing a high-power electric vehicle charger, an upgraded panel will be equipped to handle these enhancements smoothly.

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Benefits of Upgrading Your Electrical Panel

Upgrading your electrical panel is not just about safety. 

An upgraded electrical panel can increase your property value, improve energy efficiency, and even reduce your insurance rates.

Additionally, it provides the capacity to add more circuits in the future, which is especially important if you plan to renovate your home or add appliances like HVAC systems, hot tubs, or electric vehicle charging stations.

Why Choose Saguaro for Electrical Panel Upgrades?

With Saguaro all electrical work is carried out by licensed electricians to ensure you and your home are safe, as well as full compliance with local codes and regulations. 

Electrical panel upgrades involve complex wiring and high voltage that require a deep understanding of electrical systems and local codes. Our professionals will ensure that all jobs are done safely and to code.

Before any upgrade is initiated, our certified electricians conduct a detailed inspection of your existing electrical panel, allowing us to accurately determine the need for an upgrade and to tailor our services to your specific requirements and energy needs both now and in the future. 

We understand the inconvenience that electrical work can bring to your daily routine. Which is why our team is committed to performing the electrical panel upgrade with minimal disruption to your home or business activities. Efficiency and cleanliness are key components of our service ethic.

Investing in a professional service will ensure your electric panel upgrade provides reliable and efficient power distribution suited for your modern electrical demands. Contact us today at 520-704-6868 if you think your main electrical panel needs upgrading.

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Cost of Upgrading an Electrical Panel

There are many factors that can add to your electrical panel upgrading cost, including: panel capacity, labor, material, and permits.

  • Panel Capacity: The size and capacity of your new electrical panel are primary determinants of cost. Panels rated for higher amperage to help support modern appliances and systems, cost more than those with lower capacity. The difference between a 100 amp and a 200 amp panel can be significant.
  • Materials: In addition to the panel itself, other materials like cables, circuit breakers, and connectors will contribute to the overall cost. High-quality materials come with higher price tags but provide better longevity and safety.
  • Permits and Inspections: Most areas require that a permit be obtained for electrical work and that the completed job is inspected. These fees can add to the cost and vary depending on your municipality.
  • Additional Upgrades: Sometimes, an electrical panel upgrade uncovers the need for further electrical system improvements. This might include rewiring parts of the home or enhancing surge protection.

Remember that while cost is an important consideration, the safety and efficiency improvements that come with a modern, well-functioning electrical panel are invaluable compared to saving a little money.

Hiring a professional electrician from Saguaro Solar, Roofing, & Electric, is an investment in quality, safety, and efficiency, providing you with peace of mind that your electrical system will function reliably for years to come.

Main Electrical Panel Upgrades FAQs

You should consider upgrading your electrical panel if you notice frequent circuit breaker trips, flickering lights, your panels are warm when touched, there is rust or corrosion on the panel, or if your fuses are an older-style. These signs may tell you that your current panel may not be able to handle the electrical demands of modern appliances and devices, posing potential safety risks.

Upgrading your electrical panel enhances safety by reducing the risk of electrical fires and malfunctions while increasing your home’s electrical capacity, allowing you to add new appliances and technologies. Additional benefits include improved energy efficiency, increased property value, and potentially lower insurance rates.

An electrical panel upgrade involves replacing your old panel with a new one that can meet  current safety standards and your electrical loads. The process includes a detailed inspection of your existing panel, removing the old panel, installing the new one, and ensuring all wiring and connections comply with local codes and regulations.

Choosing Saguaro ensures your electrical panel upgrade is handled by licensed and certified electricians who prioritize safety and compliance with local codes. We conduct thorough inspections tailoring our services to your specific needs and perform upgrades with minimal disruption to your daily routine.