Signs Your Baton Rouge Home Needs a Panel Upgrade
Baton Rouge certainly has its share of historic homes that are full of charm. Unfortunately, sometimes there are problems that are unique to older homes, especially when it comes to the electrical and plumbing systems.
The electrical panel is certainly one of those features that needs to be modernized, for a number of reasons. If you want to make your home as safe and comfortable as possible, while being able to meet modern day electrical supply requirements, this is something that you should be looking into.
Look for Red Flags
Wondering if your home is a good candidate for an electrical panel upgrade?
- Do you have circuit breakers or does your panel still run on fuses? While your fuse system may still technically work, it is considered outdated. You are more likely to burn a fuse than trip a breaker. Most importantly, the outdated fuse system is considered dangerous. Aside from putting your household at risk, you may have a hard time finding an insurance provider willing to provide you with coverage.
- If you are discontinuing use of one electrical appliance in order to have the power needed to run another, it is time to consider a panel upgrade. Older panels were not designed with today’s demand for electrical supply in mind. But you don’t have to continue to live with this type of inconvenience.
- Obviously, if you detect any type of smell that could be linked to a burning smell, it is time to stop taking chances. We have worked with homeowners who admit they noticed a faint burning smell that would soon go away. Stop waiting for the time that it doesn’t go away and becomes a full-scale fire.
In fact, why put up with any inconvenience or possible safety risk? Contact the experts here at Braud Electric and get the level of quality service you want, need and deserve.