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Electrical Panel Upgrades in Short Pump & Richmond, VA

Is your breaker or fuse box at least 15 years old? Do you commonly trip breakers or regularly need to replace fuses? If so, it’s probably time for a new electrical panel, and the local electricians at F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical are ready to help.

We’re experienced with electrical panel upgrades, and we’re the team Richmond homeowners rely on for all types of electrical solutions.

Our superior work is backed by excellent service, top-of-the-line products, and great customer reviews. So, whether you need wiring repairs or an electrical panel replacement, we’re the local electrical company you can trust for superior services and reliable results.

Need an electrical panel upgrade in Richmond or Short Pump, VA? Call 833-228-2481 to schedule service.

What Is an Electrical Panel?

Electrical panels go by a variety of names, including service panels, load centers, and breaker boxes. Whatever name you use, your electrical panel is essentially the heart of your home’s electrical system. It dictates how much electricity you can safely use.

Electric panels are rated for a specific maximum safe load. In modern homes, that’s typically somewhere around 150 to 200 amps. The load is distributed to breakers (the little black switches in your panel).

Each breaker is responsible for monitoring a load that’s divvied out to the various circuits in your home. For example, a breaker rated for 20 amps can be devoted to monitoring your kitchen’s electrical outlets.

When Do I Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Breaker panels have been used in home electrical systems for generations. Problems can arise when you’re using a panel designed for past generations because modern appliances and electronics have greater electrical needs, and older panels may not be designed or equipped to support those needs safely.

These are the most common reasons to schedule an electrical panel upgrade:

  • Your panel is too old: Panels that are at least 15 to 20 years old weren’t built with plasma televisions, PCs, laptops, high-efficiency HVAC systems, or home hot tubs in mind. If your panel is more than a decade or two old, it’s time to upgrade it.
  • Your panel doesn’t provide enough electrical access: Replacing your electrical panel is also a good idea to include as part of a home addition or an HVAC system replacement, especially if you need more power.
  • Your panel is damaged: If your panel oddly hums or has obvious signs of damage, like water damage and burn marks, or if your breaker frequently trips, it’s time to replace it.
  • Your home still uses a fuse box: Fuse boxes only allow for a much smaller range of amperage — typically no more than 60 amps. This is rarely enough for a modern home. Plus, fuses can be costly and frustrating to replace.

Not sure if you need an electrical panel upgrade? We can help. Call 833-228-2481 today to learn more.

Choose F.H. Furr

When it’s time to upgrade your home’s electrical panel, F.H. Furr can provide top-notch service, state-of-the-art equipment, and safe, reliable solutions.

Our experts can assess your electrical needs and clearly explain your best options. Whether you need additional breakers, updated wiring, or a completely new service panel, we have you covered.

For electrical panel upgrades in Short Pump or Richmond, VA, call 833-228-2481 to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your electrical panel serves as a warehouse that distributes electricity throughout your home. When you turn on a light, for example, an order is sent for electricity that’s then transmitted to the appropriate outlet, fixture, etc.

When too much current is requested, it causes the breaker to trip, thus protecting the appliance, etc., from sparking a fire.

A well-built and correctly installed electrical panel can provide anywhere from 25 to 40 years of reliable operation. As with all fixtures and fittings, quality and attention to maintenance and repairs will go a long way toward achieving maximum longevity.

We recommend upgrading your electrical panel if it’s over 10 years old and beginning to show signs of excessive wear or failure or lacks the capacity you need.

Specifically, any problems with humming, buzzing, scorching, frequently tripped breakers, or burning odors indicate that it’s time to replace an aging electrical panel.

As with all electrical work, we strongly advise against DIY electrical repairs. There’s a considerable risk of electrical injury, death, or fire when working with electrical systems.

Failure to properly perform the work can result in a serious code violation and may nullify any insurance coverage for your home.

It depends on the extent of the remodeling. If you’re adding a considerable number of rooms, lights, appliances, etc., then upgrading your electrical panel can significantly improve your comfort and the performance of your systems.

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