An electric panel is the distribution board of your home’s electricity. The panel acts as a divider for electricity in your house. A panel receives the electricity from your power company, and then breaks it down to send power to different areas of your home.
When your electric panel is too small or gets too old, it does not work effectively for your needs. In some cases, your panel may send too much power into your wires. This causes the wires to melt and increases the risk of a fire or an electrical shock when you plug in your heating or air conditioning system.
In an older electric panel, your fuse blows when the panel has too much power. Newer systems cause the circuit breaker to flip into the off position to prevent the wires from melting. If the system is not working properly, then you and your family face undue risks to your health and safety. It causes a fire hazard. By upgrading to a 200 amp panel, your system is better able to handle the needs of a modern lifestyle.