Should You Up-Grade You Electric Circuit Breaker Panel

Circuit breaker panels are rated by amperage, or amps, as a measure of their electrical capacity. That capacity rating indicates how much power can be safely delivered to a home. Many old electrical service panels in Grass Valley are rated for about 60 amps, while newer homes often have 200 amp panels or even higher. This can place a strain on an old panel resulting in overloaded circuits, inadequate power for modern devices, lights dimming as other devices come on and excessive fuse “pops” or breaker trips.