In this video, we talk about upgrading electrical panels when you upgrade your home’s heating system. Sometimes, this is necessary because people use a lot more electricity now than they did 30 or 40 years ago.
We are in hundreds of homes each day in the Hudson Valley, in the surrounding counties, and what we’re finding is about maybe a third of the homes that we’re in are in need of an updated electrical panel. If you think about it, if you’ve been in your home for more than 20 years and you haven’t replaced your panel, your electrical needs from 20, 30-some, even 40 years ago, are a lot different than they are today.
Many times we’re upgrading an electrical panel when customers are upgrading their heating systems from fuel-based gas and oil boilers and furnaces to high-efficiency heat pumps, you need a bigger panel. Other reasons people are in need of panels is the electrification of the home. Everything in the home, there’s a megatrend going on right now that everything is going to electrical in the home, but people are charging cars from home, they’re working from home. People working from home. That’s tripled in the last three years since 2019. Tripled more people working from home than ever before.
People are going to school from home, they’re getting online degrees, even elementary, high school students are attending classes remotely these days and some municipalities. We’re shopping at home. Less people are going to malls and we’re going on Amazon and we’re buying things in our home, and we’re getting our entertainment from home. YouTube television is through the roof, Amazon Prime, Netflix, so people are becoming more and more reliant on the electricity in their home and at some point, the electrical panels that were designed for homes in pre-2000 and the 1990s, even in 1980s, what were you powering in 1980? Your MTV?
You have a lot more electronic devices in your home now, and they’re not going to work for very long or as safely as they should be with the panel that’s there from the ’80s and ’90s. We can help you upgrade your panel. We’ve done thousands of them in the Hudson Valley and surrounding counties. Our electricians know what they’re doing. They’re trained and certified. We work closely with the municipalities and the utility company to make sure everything goes off perfectly. You need a new panel or even if you’re not sure, we’ll come out and inspect the current panel and let you know its condition.