Electrical Panel Upgrades

Your electrical panel is one of the most important components of your home’s energy grid. It monitors and regulates the electrical current that runs all over your house. Too much electricity running through a circuit can overload the wiring and then trigger a small fire that can quickly become an out of control catastrophe. Because of the safety concerns associated with a faulty electrical panel, it is important to hire a highly rated electrical company to inspect your panel to determine whether you need an immediate upgrade.

A Quick Look at How an Electrical Panel Works

The main power line that connects to your home’s power meter runs through the meter to the electrical panel. You should be able to locate your electrical panel in the garage or the basement. Sometimes, our team of licensed and bonded electricians find electrical panels in storage closets. Inside of an electrical panel are several rows of switches, which are the circuit breakers that distribute power evenly throughout your home. Some of the switches are bundled in pairs or even triple bundled to supply enough power to drive large appliances. Your electrical panel is also the primary power breaker that turns off power for the entire home electrical grid.

Signs You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Your electrical panel will tell you when it’s sick by displaying one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Rust and corrosion forms on one or more circuit breakers
  • Sounds of crackling from the interior of the panel
  • Large appliances operate below the maximum power threshold
  • You need to use extension cords to power appliances
  • Interior of the panel feels warm

Pricing an Electrical Panel Upgrade Project in MD and VA

The cost of electrical panel upgrades depends on three factors: Location, home condition, and the scope of the project. Depending on the level of amps, an electrical panel upgrade can cost between $850 and $4,000. For example, an upgrade to a 400-amp electrical panel can run as high as $4,000.

Our team of electrical panel upgrade specialists is ready to inspect your panel on short notice. We offer round the clock emergency service to ensure our customers never have to deal with prolonged power outages. The Malone Electrical Solutions team values safety, which means we conduct a meticulous inspection of your home, before we decide whether you need an electrical panel upgrade.

Contact us for free in home consultation.