An electrical panel upgrade in older buildings is often necessary because outdated systems simply cannot meet the demands of a modern workspace. Older buildings may not be equipped to handle the power needs of computers, printers, Alexa, coffee makers, toasters ovens and everything else people plug in at work.
At Lighting Mobile Electric, we are a team of commercial electricians providing service upgrades to business, retail and industrial spaces. If your building needs better and brighter lighting solutions and electrical systems, including panel upgrades, we are here to assist you.
Why Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel?
As your business grows and evolves, your electrical needs often do as well, requiring you to make changes to keep it functioning.
Reasons your business may need a panel upgrade can vary from equipment that is showing signs of stress (crackling sounds coming from your panel, corrosion or rust on your breakers, or service conductors that are overheating), installing new equipment that requires specialty outlets, if you are using multiple extension cords for computers and other electronics, and even renovations that require you to be on a 240 volt circuit.
If a necessary upgrade is not done, all of those devices that are needed for your business to operate might overload your system and can lead to a busted fuse or voltage issues. It is advisable to not wait for damage before doing an electrical upgrade, otherwise your business might suffer a slow down in operations, the safety of your staff and equipment might be put at risk, and you might incur more costs down the line.
How To Upgrade an Electrical Panel
When you determine it’s time for an electrical panel upgrade, the first step is to get in touch with a licensed commercial electrical service provider. This type of work must be done by a professional and only certified commercial electricians are capable of handling your upgrade. Contact us today to discuss your upgrade.
Why Should You Hire a Professional?
Hiring a certified commercial electrician is going to ensure that the job is done correctly and safely. Lightning Mobile Electric, LLC provides all of our customers with a strong staff of Journeyman Electricians as well as a large fleet of equipment that can handle any electrical installation and/or repair you may require. We are licensed, bonded, and insured.
A professional will be able to give you a proper assessment of your commercial needs, will recommend and install the right size panel, and keep you up to date with current and local federal codes. Additionally, commercial electrical panels are required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to have a “dead front,” protecting live parts from being exposed to a person in order to prevent electric shock. A professional will know the ins and outs of this and ensure you are compliant.
Common Questions Around Panel Upgrades
How much does it cost to upgrade an electrical panel?
The cost of electrical panel upgrades vary per job. Contact Us today to discuss the specifics of your job.
Do I need a permit to upgrade my electrical panel?
Most new electrical services and service upgrades require a permit. Typically, permits are required when you are looking to increase the size of your panel or main service, if the work requires fully replacing the panel, or if you need to relocate outdated equipment.
Do I need to upgrade my electrical panel for solar?
The need to upgrade electrical panels for solar also varies per job. Contact Us today to discuss the specifics of your solar needs.
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