Your home’s electrical system is similar to your body’s circulatory system. Your electrical panel is the heart of your electrical system. The circuits that carry electricity to all the plugs, lights and appliances in your home are like your veins and arteries.
Your panel determines how much power is available for the circuits to distribute to all the appliances, lights and outlets in your home.
The number and size of the circuit breakers determines how that power is distributed throughout your home.
The first and most important step in updating your electrical system is to:
● Upgrade your panel (bringing more power from the utility to your home); or
● Replace the existing meter and circuit breaker box to allow it to handle more power; or
● Replace an electrical panel or circuit breakers that are obsolete, damaged or dangerous.
This doesn’t affect the wiring inside your home; it just gives your system the ability to have more power to distribute.