PANEL UPGRADE/SERVICE UPGRADE
Breaker Panel Repair & Replacement
Your electrical panel is the hub of your electrical system. When it needs repairs, or when you need fuses or circuit breakers replaced, call us for services in the greater Madison area.
How old is your electrical panel? If it’s more than 40 years old, it may need to be rejuvenated, replaced, or upgraded. The electrical panel is the distribution center of your home electrical system, and it requires properly functioning fuses and circuit breakers to keep your home safe.
Call Westphal & Company to have your system inspected, repaired, and replaced. When we send one of our experienced electricians to your home, they will first check the condition and brand of your unit. Every system tells a story and our professionals are experts at inspecting and identifying potential fire hazards and safety defects.
Common Electrical Panel Repairs
While a damaged electrical panel or fuse box typically needs to be replaced, there are some situations where the unit just needs a tune-up or a repair to make it safe again. Some common repairs our electricians can perform on your system include:
- Replace oversized, unlisted, and broken circuit breakers
- Separate grounds and neutrals
- Re-torque loose connections
- Perform anti-oxidation on aluminum connections
- Fasten loose panel covers and unused openings
- Install connectors and bushings to prevent short circuits
Benefits of Upgrading Your Electrical Service
When you replace your electrical panel, you should also consider upgrading the service. Upgrading your service from 100 amps to 200 amps will give you more power for future items, such as electric ranges, hot tubs, central air, electric water heaters, and other additions to your home. Upgrading your service typically involves replacing the meter socket and installing larger wire and conduit. Doing this not only adds more conveniences, but it also adds value to your home and can even lower your homeowner’s insurance premiums.
Signs You Need an Electrical Upgrade
Is your home over 40 years old? That can be one sign that your electrical panel needs to be upgraded. Other signs that you need an upgrade can include:
- Your circuit breakers trip frequently
- Running multiple electrical devices or appliances at once causes poor performance across other devices (i.e., lights dimming when other devices power on)
- You need to use extension cords throughout your home
If you notice any of these issues, call our team to determine if you need your electrical panel replaced.
From residential electrical services to emergencies or even maintenance and service.
We are a full service contractor – we can provide any and all electrical and technology construction services our clients require, from large industrial and institutional facilities to a residential service call.