Although new appliances, and technical devices may be more energy efficient than what we used to have. We tend to use more devices which require different circuit characteristics than before. Sometimes we find that older homes might not have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand of more circuits. Therefore, a service upgrade is necessary. This includes an upgrade in your electric panel, an upgraded meter socket, and wire between the meter and panel.
Sometimes a service upgrade is required to address a problem with the existing panel or socket.
- Breakers may overheat and burn the buss bar.
- The main lugs may loosen over time and burn.
- An overhead service can be damaged by fallen trees.
- A meter socket may need to be moved due to an addition or remodel.