Can I add more fuses to my breaker box?
You’ve decided that you need power in other areas of your home. Or, you would like to divide up the power sources for an existing room. Maybe you’ve built a home addition, such as a sun room or a spare bedroom. Or maybe your power needs have changed and you’re drawing too much power from just one breaker box.
Whatever the reason, you need a breaker box upgrade. And, you’re going to need to figure out if your current breaker box has the extra panel slots it needs to handle the extra amount of power going through it. If more electrical fuses can be added to your current breaker box, great. But what you can do if you can’t add any more electrical fuses? And what can you do to ensure that your breaker box is safe? We’ve got you covered on breaker box upgrades. Read on!
Determine If There is Space in Your Breaker Box
In order to add more switches to your breaker panel, you first need to determine if there is room on the panel. There are only a certain amount of physical spaces. This is the first step toward looking into a breaker box upgrade.
Determine If There is Adequate Power
Only a certain amount of power can flow through a breaker box. If you have too much power flowing through it, you will have a variety of problems. One these problems could be flickering lights or other devices that don’t work at a steady pace because they don’t receive adequate power. It’s also possible that you will have breaker switches that flip more often. You also have to be concerned about electrical safety. When too much power is being routed through one breaker box, there is increased risk of fire.
Other Options for Breaker Box Upgrades
You’ve determined that there either isn’t the space on the breaker panel, or the current box won’t be able to handle any more power being routed through it. If you’ve built an addition, such as a guest house or another room, there is another option. You can also add a separate breaker box for that addition. This option will ensure that the breaker box isn’t overloaded so that you will get an even and consistent power supply throughout the house or building.
Calling a Professional
To avoid electrical safety concerns, calling a professional is your best option. A professional electrician will be able to determine if there is enough space on your circuit panel and if your current system can handle the amount of power being directed through it. They will also be able to safely install what you need; your home’s electrical panel directs a large amount of energy and can be dangerous to someone without the proper training. A professional electrician will also be up to date on the codes that must be followed, and if your breaker can’t support additional hardware, they will be knowledgeable in making follow up recommendations.
Ensure that your supply of electricity that safe and secure. New electrical home additions require an expert electrician. Especially if you’re not sure how to change the way power is currently distributed. And with changing electrical codes, you might also find yourself needing a sub-panel. Be sure to take your time to find out exactly what you need. Call a professional electrician at Attaboy Electric Services so that you’ll be able to enjoy your new additions worry-free!
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