Q: What size of panel should I upgrade to?
A: While many older homes used less electricity in the past they had a minimum requirement of 100 amps. Modern homes now have high-definition televisions, computers, 240V for for spa and jacuzzis, additional circuits for power tools and machinery in the garage and more which now have power needs beyond the design specifications of older homes and businesses. As technology continues to enter every facet of life, power requirements will continue to increase and A 200A upgrade is the standard upgrade and usually recommended. Prospective homeowners may look at old panels as a sign of an obsolete electrical system in disrepair, so upgrading a panel can also make a big difference during the sale of a property. Whether a property owner is looking to increase the use of power or make the property adaptable to future technological advancement, upgrading a panel has a lot of advantages. Electrical systems are the life and blood of modern properties, by upgrading services to meet these new demands, homeowners can supply power to new devices and appliances without the fear adding a new circuit in the future.