Panel Upgrade Processes: What to Expect During Your Home's Electrical Upgrade.

What Should You Expect During Your Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Your electrical panel is one of the most important parts of your home’s electrical system. Not only does it supply power to all your fixtures, but it also prevents major electrical hazards. Since electrical panels are so important, it’s necessary to update them occasionally. If your electrical panel is old or outdated, you might want to consider an upgrade. To see if an update is right for your home, check out our guide on what to expect during an electrical panel upgrade. 

What's Replaced During an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

This depends on the state of your current electrical system. The old panel is always removed and replaced with a new one, and you’ll also have new breakers installed. We’ll also test all your circuits and potentially add more if you require more energy in your home.

How Long Does an Upgrade Take?

The average panel upgrade takes about one business day to complete. However, there can be some variation depending on the current state of your home’s electrical system. Some easier projects might be done in just a few hours while more complex ones may take a few days. 

Will an Upgrade Require You to Shut Off Your Power?

To safely upgrade your panel, your electrician will need to shut off power at certain points in the day. While they’re updating your circuitry, different parts of your electrical system may turn on and off.

What Happens During a Panel Upgrade?

The typical upgrade involves two electricians visiting your home for the day. They will need access to both the inside and outside of your home. You’ll usually hear some light drilling and other signs of work as they upgrade your panel. 

Does a Panel Upgrade Damage Your Home?

Not all panel upgrades require your electrician to open up your walls. If the upgrade does require any damage to your drywall, our team will clean up after themselves and fix the area. 

 

Ultimately, an electrical panel upgrade is a fast and effective way of getting a modern electrical system. To learn more about upgrades or schedule a service contact London Electric today.

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