Why We're Amped Up About Service Panel Upgrades

Why Upgrade Your Service Panel?

Your home’s electrical panel might not be a feature of the room, but it’s certainly the star. Tucked away behind closed doors or hidden in the basement, your electrical panel tirelessly distributes power throughout your home. We don’t tend to think about our home’s electrical system unless it needs repair. However, just like any mechanical system in your house, it requires updating to keep it at its best. Valkyrie Electric, a woman-owned electrical contractor, can help you stay up to date with the latest developments in home safety and maintenance. Upgrade your home's electrical service panel and get a jolt of confidence knowing your home is secure. Don't wait - get a free quote today and feel the power!


What Is Your Electrical Panel?

An electrical panel distributes electricity throughout your home. In addition to providing power to your appliances, outlets and lights, your electrical panel’s circuit breakers ensure your home’s wiring is safe and protected. Did I mention it also keeps the WiFi on? Great, NOW I have your attention…


WHy should I replace my electrical panel?

So why should your electrical panel be replaced if it’s doing its job just fine? Unfortunately, not everything is built to last. If you own a Ford, then you know what I mean… Over time, components of your electrical panel may start to fail. Obtaining parts for older panels can be challenging and expensive as manufacturers will often discontinue parts. Another major concern is safety. Newer circuit breakers are smarter and provide better protection for your home’s electrical system. Modern style AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter) breakers are more responsive to loose wiring or arcing, which are potential fire hazards. Installing AFCI breakers offers greater fire protection for your home. Now that’s a worthwhile investment!


How does an electrical panel protect your home?

Your home’s electrical panel is the first line of defense against fire hazards and unsafe electrical conditions in your home. How does an electrical panel do this? The circuit breakers in your electrical panel are designed to detect sudden large increases in current, or “short circuits,” as well as protect wiring and appliances from excessive heating caused by too much current over time. In addition, modern style AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter) breakers are more responsive to loose wiring or arcing, which are potential fire hazards. Your electrical panel is also connected to your Earth or ‘ground’ electrode, which helps protect your home from lighting strikes.



When it comes to electrical panels, size matters. Typically, most homes are equipped with a 100A panel. Unfortunately, that’s often not enough to keep up with modern appliances like heat pumps, car chargers, and hot tubs. We always recommend that our customers future proof their homes with a 200A service. Updating your electrical panel and electrical service is an investment in your home’s value, safety, and peace of mind.


If your home’s electrical system is stuck in the past, it might be time for an update. Valkyrie Electric specializes in residential renovations. Big or small, we do it all. If your home has wires, we’ve got you covered. Serving Victoria and the Westshore. Get a free quote today!

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