Throw Out Old Fuse Boxes and Dated Electrical Panels
Electrical panels are the nerve center of your property’s electrical system. It’s where electricity is distributed to your fixtures and appliances, making its health essential to your HVAC system, computers, kitchen, lighting and security. It’s in every property owner’s best interest to make sure this panel is up to date and capable of safely meeting their needs.
Older homes and commercial spaces may have originally featured fuse boxes. Most of these buildings upgraded decades ago, but a few can still be found in aging properties around Newport News, VA. Fuse boxes are not unsafe, but they leave more room for user error that can lead to fires and unnecessary risks. Fuse boxes also may signal your property features outdated electrical technology, such as aluminum wiring or knob-and-tube wiring. These wires are far more prone to electrical fires than modern wiring and should be replaced as soon as possible.
Even if your home never had a fuse box or was upgraded ages ago, a new electrical panel may be needed. Electrical panels have a lifespan of about 30 years, maybe less if they’ve weathered frequent power surges or overloads. Homes or businesses built before the 1990s could be overdue for electrical panel replacements.
MorLite’s capable electricians can pull out old fuse boxes or circuit breakers and install new electrical panels better suited to today’s electrical demands. As part of the installation, we can add panels with more circuits to better distribute how power flows through your property. This can help cut down on overloads caused by overwhelmed circuits.
Electrical Panel Improvements
Replacing your electrical panel provides other opportunities to safeguard your property. While we’re installing your new panel, we easily can wire in a surge protector capable of protecting everything plugged into your electrical system. This simple investment can protect expensive appliances and electronics, including freezers, televisions, air conditioners and computers. There’s not much point to upgrading your electrical panel if a falling branch lands on some power lines and fries your entire system.
An electrical panel replacement is also a golden opportunity to install a generator outlet. This improvement will allow you to power essential devices, such as your lighting, heater and kitchen appliances with a portable generator. This way, you’ll be able to hunker down safely and securely whenever a hurricane or brownout knocks out the electrical grid.
The MorLite team has the training and experience to handle all of your electrical panel replacements. Years of experience allow us to quickly identify and safely remove aging technology so we can wire modern equipment into place. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your electrical system’s needs with a MorLite electrician, call 757.814.1979 or send us an online message.