Electrical & Meter Upgrades
If your living in a home that’s more than 20 years old, the chances are high that your meter and electrical panel is no longer up-to-date. These older models are no longer powerful enough to keep up with today’s modern electrical advances, causing the Central PA homeowners with unnecessary electrical issues. Because there are so many older homes in the Newville area, meter upgrades are one of the most sought after electrical services at Rynard's Electrical.
Upgrading your meter can help minimize your electrical issues. By giving you a meter box to 100 amps or higher, you’ll notice a significant difference. Before you assume that your home doesn’t need an electrical or meter upgrade, take into consideration a few factors.
Your Household's Electrical Needs
Consider what type of upgrades and electrical devices your home currently has. In today’s electrical climate, your home probably has what most modern homes have; flat panel televisions, flat irons, hair dryers, washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens and even second refrigerators in the garage. All of these appliances require more power than many older homes have the capacity to adequately supply. Add to it a few Christmas decorations and the lights on your tree as well as outside and you may find your electrical system simply cannot handle the amount of voltage required to run all of the required electricity.
If your home boasts some of these and it has an older meter box, you’re going to want to upgrade to something more powerful and productive. The more power your livings quarters has, the more you can have plugged in and be using without worrying about blowing a fuse or circuit.
How Do I Know It's Time To Upgrade
There are several deciding factors when deciding whether or not your homes meter box is imply too old or weak. There are signs that it's time to upgrade. First, frequently blowing fuses or circuits. You will see this occur when you plug in an electronic or device that isn't typically plugged in. When you plug in another appliance do you see your lights dim ? These are for sure signs that your meter is not powerful enough to handle all of the required voltage.
The average time electrical panels are good for is around 25 to 40 years. If your home is older than 20 years, it’s most likely time to upgrade your panel regardless whether or not you notice any of the above signs. Additionally, there are some panels that were used several decades ago that have been found to display a number of safety issues. To find out if your electrical panel is unsafe, you can educate yourself about older panels at http://www.IsMyPanelSafe.com.