How To Know If Your Business Needs An Electrical Upgrade

There are a few common signs that your business needs to upgrade their electrical panel. 

Flickering Or Dimming Lights 

There are a number of signs you need to look for when it comes to determining whether your business needs an electrical upgrade. One of the first ones to look for is flickering or dimming lights throughout your building. This is a sign that your lighting wiring can’t handle the demands you’re placing on it. It’s also a fire hazard, so you need to address it immediately. Another common problem is if your lights start flickering when a large appliance (like your air conditioner or washing machine) kicks on. This is typically caused by an overloaded circuit, which means the appliances are drawing more current than the panel can handle. If the flickering is only in one room and is brief and minor, it could be a faulty light bulb that needs to be replaced. However, if it’s happening throughout the building, then it could be a bigger issue. It could be an issue with the meter box connection or main service cable. 

Dead Outlets Or Switches 

If your outlet or switch suddenly dies, it could be a sign that you need to upgrade your electrical system. Often, this occurs because of wires that have come loose or are broken. In other cases, the outlet itself may be dead. Sometimes this can be fixed by simply replacing the outlet. But, in other instances, a dead outlet or switch indicates a serious problem that you should call in a professional.  

Damaged Wiring 

If you have a circuit breaker that keeps tripping, it might be time to have it replaced. This is a common sign of an electrical system that has been overloaded and requires an upgrade. Wires can fray from age, heat, corrosion or bending. They can also be pinched or nicked by nails or screws. Another sign of faulty wiring is the buzzing sound that comes from outlets, switches, or appliances. This sounds similar to static electricity and is an indication that the wires are causing the current to jump. If you’re not sure, you can always call a professional Box Electric Company to check the condition of your wiring and make any necessary repairs.