Electricians handle all kinds of maintenance concerns for commercial and residential properties, and experts in the field must be familiar with an endless catalog of industry jargon and slang terms. However, most homeowners and laypeople aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of electrical work. Heavy up services are popular for older properties or those with changing electrical needs, but many homeowners don’t know much about these important service offerings. If your home needs to be able to handle an increased electrical load, take a look at this primer on heavy up services and contact the experts at Professional Electric!
What are Heavy Up Services?
Heavy up services typically involve replacing a home’s service panel to increase amperage. This allows a home’s electrical system to accommodate increased demand and a larger electrical load. Heavy up services aren’t something that the average homeowner can DIY — in some places, codes and regulations require a licensed electrician to perform the work.
Why You Might Need Heavy Up Services
If your home is relatively new and you haven’t had any major remodeling work done, you likely won’t need heavy up services anytime soon. However, homes with significant additions or old electrical systems may not be able to keep up with the demand placed on them by dishwashers, televisions, and large HVAC systems. If you are planning a major remodeling project or your home wasn’t built to handle modern appliances, you should consult an electrician about your electrical system.
Signs That Heavy Up Services are Necessary
Knowing when your house was built and when the electrical system was last remodeled is only part of the equation. Many homeowners only look for heavy up services once they start to notice problems with their home’s electrical system. If your home features an older style of wiring or a service panel with fuses rather than circuit breakers, you may need to replace your service panel and increase amperage. Likewise, if you notice flickering lights or breakers that flip frequently, this can be a sign that your electrical system cannot handle the demand being placed on it.
Need a Reliable and Experienced Electrician? Call Professional Electric Inc.
Our family-owned and operated business has earned the trust of the Crofton community since 1990. Our team of friendly and expert electricians is licensed, bonded, and insured. From electric panel upgrades to lighting installations, and all other electrical services and repairs in between, you can count on Professional Electric to get it done safely and skillfully. Further, our dedicated electricians are standing by 24/7 for your emergency electrical situations.
We proudly serve customers in Annapolis, Severna Park, Crofton, Gambrills, Odenton, Bowie, Stevensville, Mitchellville, Millersville, Cape St Claire, the surrounding Southern Maryland, and beyond. To find out more information on our wide range of electrical services, or to get a free estimate from our master electricians, contact us at our website or call 410‐451‐8085, 301‐390‐7620, or 443‐871‐1492. For more ways to stay connected, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.