Upgrade your electrical panel – Many of us do not think about the electrical systems in our houses until we have to. Electric problems can lead to prolonged blackouts; equipment damage, and fires; and this is when most people start wondering if their electrical panel and circuits are in top condition; and if they need an upgrade.
However, you don’t have to wonder anymore as a simple check can let you know the state of your electrical systems and help you decide if it is time for an upgrade.
Here are some signs that should tell you is time to upgrade you electrical system:
Flickering or dimming lights
Flickering lights indicate that your electrical system has a problem, especially if you have this happening to multiple lights.
Dimming lights are a great indicator that there is a problem with your electric circuits. Dimming lights can indicate that your circuits are bearing a heavier load then they were designed for. This often happens when you plug in a new appliance or switch one on. Upgrading your electrical system can resolve this issue for you.
Warm, discoloured or sparkling sockets
Warm plug sockets indicate that they are bearing a heavy load or that the contact points are not connecting properly with the contacts on the plugs you are using. This leads to the discolouration you see on the socket or sparks that appear when you plug in or unplug an appliance.
There are too many appliances plugged in
When you run out of sockets; it is tempting to buy cords and strips so that you can power all your appliances. If you are running out of sockets and find yourself opting for strips and cords; it is time for an upgrade.
It is also important to remember that if you have no longer have enough sockets, it is likely that your electricity consumption has also gone up. This means there is a lot of strain elsewhere in your electric circuits, which makes a strong case for an upgrade. Upgrade your electrical system sooner than lather. It could save you a lot of money!