Have you noticed your house doesn’t seem to be keeping up with the time? Our world is full of technology that makes our lives easier. We rely a great deal on electricity and when we cannot depend on the electrical outlets in our homes, things can get a little rough. Homes that were built in the 1950s and 1960s were not equipped to handle the electrical load of today’s world. An outlet or two here and there is not going to cut it any longer. We need outlets to plug in everything from our can openers to our cell phone chargers. Simply adding an outlet may not be enough. An electrician in Fort Lauderdale, like those at Elcon Electric, may need to do an electric panel upgrade.
The electric panel is where the electricity from the power company comes in to your home. The panel has breakers that distribute the electricity throughout the home. In many situations, there are spaces available in the panel that an electrician can add additional breakers to accommodate more outlets in the house. Older homes may not have the space needed and a panel upgrade will be needed. This is a job that absolutely must be handled by a Fort Lauderdale electrician because of the electrical wiring involved.
If you are not sure whether or not your electric panel is to blame for some of the electrical problems, the following are some symptoms of an inadequate electric panel.
• Flickering lights
• Breakers frequently trip
• Appliances will not work all the time
These are signs you have something going on within the electrical wiring, the electric panel or the breakers in your home. If you notice a burning smell or see black streaks around outlets, it is definitely time to call an electrician. Give Elcon Electric a call today and we will inspect your panel and determine what you need.