Expert Electrical Panel Upgrades in Greater Seattle

Your electrical panel is essential to supplying power to all the spaces in your home. Unfortunately, even the best electrical panels don’t last forever. If yours is acting up or you’re renovating your home, it’s time to upgrade! At Switch Electric, we can help with that.


An outdated or malfunctioning electrical panel shouldn’t be taken lightly. When the electrical panel in your house isn’t in tip-top shape, it’s at a higher risk for overloaded circuits that can lead to electrical fires. Avoid every homeowner’s nightmare. Let Switch Electric Home Energy upgrade your home’s aging or malfunctioning electrical panel.

If you’re not ready to commit, don’t worry! You can contact us for a free estimate via video call. You’ll soon discover why Washingtonians from Seattle to Walla Walla rave about Switch Electric’s impeccable customer service and quality of work.

What to Know About Upgrading Your
Home’s Electrical Panel

Signs Your Electrical Panel is Faulty or Outdated

If you’re not sure how well your electrical panel is maintained, you can keep an eye out for these signs that it’s time to upgrade:

  • Repeated breaker trips.
  • Fading or flickering lights.
  • The electrical panel is warm to the touch or emits heat.
  • A burning smell is coming from your electrical panel.
  • Strange buzzing or popping sounds coming from the panel.
  • Visible signs of damage, like rust, corrosion, or broken components.

Other Reasons to Replace Your Electrical Panel

Even if your electrical panel is functioning just fine, replacing it may be a more practical, economical choice. Here are some other reasons to upgrade your panels:

  • Age: If your panel is over 25 years old, it’s likely reaching the end of its lifespan and may no longer meet modern safety standards.
  • Fuses Instead of Circuit Breakers: Panels equipped with fuses are outdated and less safe than modern circuit breaker panels, making replacement a wise choice.
  • Home Renovations: If you’re planning to renovate your home, your current panel may not be able to handle the increased electrical load, meaning it’s time for an upgrade.
  • Installation of New Appliances: Modern appliances require more power than older models, which can strain an outdated electrical panel. Upgrading ensures your home can safely support your new appliances.
  • Overuse of Extension Cords and Power Strips: Relying heavily on extension cords and power strips can overload your electrical system and increase the risk of electrical hazards. Upgrading your panel allows for proper power distribution, eliminating the need for makeshift solutions.

Why Hire Switch Electric For My Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Installing a new panel isn’t a job for just anyone. An improperly installed panel can lead to the same hazards you try to prevent by upgrading. Hiring an experienced electric company is paramount when replacing your home’s electrical panel. Homeowners in the Northern Seattle and King County area have relied on Switch Electric Home Energy for their electrical panel upgrades for over a decade.

You can trust our dependable team of certified electricians to upgrade the electrical panel in your house. We have the 5-star reviews to prove it! Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is safe from electrical fire hazards in your home. To get started on your electrical panel upgrade, contact us to request your free estimate.

Your Electrical Repair FAQs Answered

How often should I upgrade my home’s electrical panel?

The average lifespan of an electrical panel is 25 – 40 years. However, if your electrical panel is younger than this but showing the symptoms of a faulty electrical panel, like visible signs of damage, it’s better to upgrade.

Can I upgrade my electrical panel myself?

No. Electrical panel upgrades require the expertise of a licensed electrician. Learn more about our team of qualified professionals here!

Should I upgrade my electrical panel before installing solar panels?

It may be necessary to upgrade before going solar, as the electrical panel needs to be able to support the new power load of your solar panels. If your electrical panel’s main breaker is rated for less than 200 amps, you’ll likely need to upgrade it before installing solar panels. If you’re unsure if upgrading your panel before installing solar is necessary in your home, contact us to schedule a consultation.

Let Switch Electric Upgrade Your Home’s Electrical Panel Today

Ready to improve the safety and efficiency of your home’s electrical system? Contact Switch Electric today for expert panel upgrade services! We offer estimates via video call, free of charge.

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