Electrical Panel Upgrades & Replacements
Electrical Panel Upgrades & Replacements in Denver & the Surrounding Area
Is it time to upgrade your electrical panel in Denver or the surrounding area? If this is the case, you may want to consider getting it replaced. Replacing an old or outdated electrical panel is a vital step in ensuring that your home’s power supply is current and operational.
Our professional and certified Denver electricians at Blue Sky are well-versed in all types of electrical panel replacements in Denver and beyond, and can ensure that the job is done correctly. Call us today!
Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel
If you live in the Denver area, there is a good chance that the very heart of your home electrical system, your electrical panel, has never been upgraded or replaced.
Some of the telltale signs of a worn-out electrical panel that you should look for are:
- Burning smell from your breaker box
- The constant need to replace blown fuses
- Your home is over 20 years old
- You’re remodeling or planning on installing new appliances
- Flickering lights
- Unable to reset circuit breaker
- Sparks or scorch marks in your outlets
Benefits of Replacing or Upgrading Your Electrical Panel
Above all, replacing or upgrading your home’s electrical panel grants you peace of mind and keeps your family safe and connected.
But there are many other benefits, such as:
- Potential increase in home resale value
- Making your home more energy efficient saves you money
- Easily power additional appliances and amenities
- Lower home maintenance costs
- Increased safety of a new panel could potentially lower insurance premiums
Fuse Box in Your Home
The main difference between a fuse box and a circuit breaker is that fuses are single-use. They actually melt when the current gets too high. When a circuit trips you can simply reset it vs the fuse that will have to be replaced. Fuse boxes can definitely be a cause for safety concerns and also be a reason that an insurance company decides not to cover your home.
Electrical panel replacements and upgrades make sense for many homeowners. Twenty years ago we didn’t have as many electronics, gadgets, cell phones and computers that needed to be charged every night, modern appliances, TVs in every room, gaming equipment, etc.
Take a look around your home and notice if you have to use a lot of electrical power strips to plug everything into because there are not enough outlets? The great news is we can come to your home and assess if a new electrical panel is needed.
Adding Appliances, AC Unit or a Hot Tub
In addition to the above reasons, a lot of homeowners find that when they upgrade their home to modern appliances or perhaps a hot tub or new air conditioning unit that their older electrical panel does have the capacity to handle the new appliances. If this is the case, the breakers will keep tripping.
Another example would be adding a basement or an addition to your current home. The extra power that is needed might be too much for the existing electrical panel. This might require for you to invest in an electrical panel upgrade.
Blue Sky is ready to help solve your problems today! Contact us or call (303) 625-6225 to get started.
What electrical services does Blue Sky offer?
We’ll take care of your electrical system no matter what is going on. From simple repairs, like fixing an outlet, to complex ones, like replacing your breaker box or rewiring your home, our experienced electricians have your back. We’ll get to you fast, find the problem, and take care of it ASAP. We can also handle all of your electrical replacement and electrical installation needs. Our experts will get your home’s electricity working just the way you need it to work.
How can I know that my home’s electrical system is safe?
Perform an electrical safety inspection at home at least once a year. Start by checking your fuse panel or breaker box. Make sure that it’s not overloaded and that there aren’t any loose wires or connections. If you have circuit breakers, flip a couple and make sure the box is working as designed. Next, examine all visible cords and wires. Make sure that there aren’t any exposed wires and that all cords are plugged in properly. Finally, if you have GFCI outlets in your home, check them to make sure they are fully functional.
Why are my electrical bills so high?
Electrical bills can go up for many reasons. A surprising number of our customers find that their bills go up because the electrical company raises rates. They may notify you, but these notifications are easy to miss. If your company hasn’t raised rates, there are a number of places where your electrical system might be leaking electricity. The best way to find out what is going on in your home is to bring in an electrical professional from Blue Sky to find the problem and fix it quickly.
How can I improve my home’s lighting?
There are so many things you can do to improve your lighting. We can install lights that highlight or spotlight certain features of a room or certain pieces of art. We can also install lights so that they are convenient for the areas where you read or work. Finally, we can update your lighting so that it fits in with the look and feel of your home and the latest trends if you care about those. Call us today to make your lighting better than it’s ever been.
When should I call a professional electrician?
Bring in a professional for most electrical problems and installations. Working with electricity can be dangerous and it’s not worth an injury just to do it yourself. We know that people worry about the hassle and the cost of calling an electrician. At Blue Sky, we promise to do our work when it’s convenient for you. We also promise to work with you as much as possible on the cost of repairs or installations so you can have a safe, functional electrical system that you don’t have to worry about.
What can I do to prevent power surges?
Avoid damage from power surges when you install a whole-home surge protector or use highly-rated surge protectors for all of your important plugs and outlets. If you find out that you are having regular power surges, remove any cheap electronic devices from the system and see if the surges continue. If they keep going, it’s time to bring in an electrical professional to test your system and find the problem.
What should I do if my breakers keep tripping or my fuses keep blowing?
Breakers flip every now and then and fuses blow. It’s only a problem when it keeps happening, either on the same circuit or on different ones. If you have problems on different circuits, the issue may lie in your fuse or breaker box. Get a pro to test it out and see what is going on. If there’s one circuit that keeps causing problems, make sure you don’t have too many high-wattage devices plugged into it. Try unplugging one to see if the problem continues. You may need to plug some devices in somewhere else or install a new circuit to handle the necessary wattage.
What is involved in installing a hot tub?
Are you thinking about getting a new hot tub? They can provide you a great way to relax and have fun with the people you love. However, you need to make sure that you have the right electrical setup before you try to use your new tub. Some hot tubs are “plug and play” so you can simply plug them into an outdoor electrical outlet. However, most hot tubs require more voltage than normal. This can mean installing a new circuit or upgrading an existing one so that your hot tub will function. Our experts from Blue Sky can take a look at your new hot tub and your existing electrical setup and get everything working well soon.
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