Electrical Safety Checklist

You and your family are growing both in size and in electrical power needs. As you add more people, appliances, and electrical devices to a home, the power need grows right along with them. This leads to the question, “Is my electrical circuit breaker panel big enough?” More rooms, lighting, and electronic gadgets may add more load to your service panel that it can handle and a service upgrade would be in order. A qualified, licensed electrician can determine the amount of load your panel has on it presently, if you need an upgrade now, and what size is best for you and your family’s needs. Simply adding additional outlets and lighting to existing circuit breakers is likely to cause circuit overloads and cause breakers to trip.