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Professional Panel Upgrades

Replacing an outdated electric panels is the first step in making sure your home is safe from potential fire hazards and electrical failures. Grace Mountain Electric has years of experience installing electrical panels and we strictly adhere to all codes and regulations.

Call (706) 400-8915 to schedule an appointment. If we determine you need a new electrical panel, we'll work hard to make the experience as quick as possible.


Electrical Panel Issues

There are many things that can cause electrical panel issues. If you are unsure of the cause of your problems, our team will find the root of the issue and develop a strategy to take care of it. The list below has some of the most common problems.

Cloth Insulated Wiring

Most insurance companies consider cloth insulated wiring a fire hazard, and therefore are less likely to insure a home where it's been installed. This type of wiring was commonly used in homes built prior to 1950, so if you have an older home that hasn't been updated, it's possible that cloth insulated wiring may be causing some of your electrical issues.

Even if you aren't currently experiencing electrical issues, cloth insulated wiring is a fire hazard that should be replaced with new wiring.

Outdated Electrical Panels

If your home currently has an electrical panel from the list below, then it's time for an upgrade. These outdated brands may cause electrical issues, or worse, they can become a significant fire hazard. Your insurance company may not cover damage that was caused by these panels. Call (706) 400-8915 to schedule an appointment to have your electrical panel evaluated.

  • GTE-Sylvania "Challenger Panels"
  • Federal Pacific
  • Zinsco
  • I-T-E Pushmatic

Aluminum Wiring

Much like cloth insulated wiring, aluminum wiring is a practice that has quickly become outdated as hazardous and difficult to maintain. Aluminum wiring often expands and contracts with cold and heat, so as the months in Georgia get colder, the aluminum covering shrinks, then expands again in the summer, meaning your electrical connections are at risk. These loose connections can become a fire hazard or cause electrical issues, causing problems that, at worst, can be dangerous to the safety of your home.

Why Replace Your Electrical Panel?

There are many reasons why you may need to replace your electrical panel. Though your current electrical panel may not currently pose a fire hazard risk, it's possible that it will in due time. Due to this potential fire hazard risk, it's possible that an insurance company won't cover your home with an outdated electrical panel. Here are some other reasons you may need to replace your electrical panel:

  • An old, outdated electrical panel more than 20 years old
  • Current panel has scorch marks or a burnt smell
  • Home additions create the need for a more up-to-date panel
  • Sizzling or popping sounds coming from your current panel
  • Flickering lights in your home
  • Unable to pass a home inspection without an update
  • Recent home projects require more power for lighting or appliances
  • Previous owners installed a panel without a permit
  • Issues with electrical panel being able to hold current power load
  • Frequent trips to reset the circuit breaker

Increase the Value of Your Home

In addition to creating a more stable environment for the electrical power in your home, new electrical panels can increase the value of your home if you're looking to sell soon. Outdated electrical panels may cause you to fail a home inspection, and updated electrical panels can ensure future homebuyers that your home is safe and up-to-date. Especially for those looking to sell in the near future, an updated panel will create more of a demand in those looking to purchase.

Major Additions to Your Home Will Require More Power

Whether you've recently installed new appliances or finally added on that guest bedroom, more power consumption will require an updated electrical panel. Below are some of the most common upgrades that could require a new panel:

  • The installation of a pool or hot tub
  • Updated kitchen appliances
  • Tankless water heaters
  • New air conditioning units
  • Home expansion, including new rooms or conversions

Contact Grace Mountain Electric

Get in touch if you have any questions about the safety and efficiency of the electrical panel installed in your home. We will ensure that your new electrical panel complies with all city electrical codes and we also take care of any required permits.

Call (706) 400-8915 to schedule an appointment.