Many older homes, especially in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, were built with electrical panels designed to provide 100 amps or less for the entire home so here’s when to upgrade your electrical panel. Your electrical panel, is the heart of your home’s electrical system. It determines how much power is available to all lights, appliances and electronics in your home.

If you live in an older home, if your breakers trip frequently, if you notice that your lights dim when you turn on appliances, or if you’re considering converting to refrigerated air, it may be time for an electrical panel upgrade, and Affordable Service can help.

The electrical panel in your home divides all of the electrical power in your home and distributes it to circuits and breakers. In a home with limited amps of electricity available, it will be easy to trip breakers and put you at risk of electrocution and shock. Overloaded breakers can also pose a fire hazard risk.

One of the most common reasons homeowners upgrade their electrical panels is to accommodate the installation of a new air conditioner. Many modern air conditioners require at least 50 amps and their own breaker. If you are thinking about converting to refrigerated air, you’ll likely need an electrical panel upgrade.

Regardless of the reason for upgrading your electrical panel, Affordable Service is here to get the work done right. Our licensed electricians will provide professional service and quality work that meets city codes and requirements.

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