Technology has advanced so rapidly that many businesses are now operating with outdated electrical wiring that cannot meet the needs of their modern electrical equipment. To further aggravate matters, when buildings are updated or renovated, contractors often reuse the existing wiring without updating it as well.
An electrical panel channels electricity from the power utility company to the various spaces in your building, where electricity is needed. Electrical panels branch out into smaller branches, and those branches break down further into even smaller branches. This ensures that electricity is safely and evenly distributed. An electrical panel that functions properly is essential for running a business properly too.
They may cause flickering lights, which can be distracting and disruptive.
Breakers may trip often, or fuses may blow frequently.
Electrical wires could melt.
You find it necessary to turn off one device in order to use another, which is both inconvenient and disruptive to work.
Defective circuit breakers may fail to trip, creating serious risk of electrical shocks, overheating and electrical fires.
Presents a number of hazards to your clients, customers and employees, as well as to your property.
Crackling sounds are audible from the electrical panel.
The breakers or electrical panel itself shows signs of corrosion or rust.
Electrical service conductors are overheating.
You find it necessary to use multiple extension cords at once.
You need additional outlets or two-pronged (non-grounded) outlets.
Your business’s computers are not on a dedicated circuit.
Your electronic devices that do not operate at full power.
You’re installing new equipment (such as copiers, printers, computers, servers or projectors) that require dedicated or specialty outlets.
You’ve recently renovated or added to your building.
You require a 240 volt circuit.
You’ve recently added (or need to add) a sub-panel
You are required to upgrade your electrical panel for insurance purposes.