Need electrical panel upgrades? Precision Heating & Cooling Is here for you!

Our licensed electricians can assist with any of your electrical needs for your Northborough, MA, area home. Our team of certified experts cuts no corners—we offer top-quality services and products that are safe, efficient, effective, and fully compliant with the National Electric Code (NEC).

Upgrade Electrical Panels and Increase Energy Efficiency

Did you know the average U.S. household uses 886 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)? If you have an outdated panel, upgrading can help you save money on your monthly electric bill.

We are Authorized Installers. Why upgrade so Span?

SPAN Panel replaces your existing electrical panel and turns any home into a smart home. Take control over every circuit, and get money saving energy usage insights, all from the SPAN Home App.

Save on energy > SPAN intelligence automatically finds ways to lower your energy bill.
Unparalleled visibility > Manage energy costs, circuit by circuit from the SPAN Home App.
Seamless installation > Connect with category-leading storage systems and legacy hardware.

How Long Do Electrical Panels Last?

The average life span for an electrical panel is anywhere from 25 to 40 years, sometimes longer. Much of the life span depends on the type of electrical panel, how well it was installed, its usage, and whether it was built for today's energy requirements.

If you are moving to a new home or renovating your current home, you should schedule an electrical inspection to determine the safety and efficiency of your electrical equipment.

SPAN drive EV charging system.

Are Fuse Boxes Safe?

In the 1960s, builders stopped installing fuse boxes in homes. You should upgrade to a circuit breaker if your residence still has one. Fuse boxes aren't designed to handle modern energy requirements.

Circuit breakers are much safer—whenever there's an overcurrent or short, they automatically cut off the current. This protects you from electric shock, your equipment from getting damaged, and your home from the risk of an electrical fire.

What Are the Signs I Need a New Electrical Panel?

There are many telltale signs that you need a new electrical panel. Remember, a defective panel is a fire hazard-call our Precision Heating & Cooling professionals right away if you suspect a problem. Here are some common symptoms:

  • Overheating or Scorching 
    Is there a burning smell coming from your panel or outlets? Notice any signs of scorching? Your electrical system may be overheating or the wires may be melting. A burning smell could indicate a serious problem. Contact our electricians right away.
  • Rusty Panel
    Water and electricity don't mix well. If there's rust, water could be leaking onto your panel. When water gets inside your panel box, it can cause issues with the circuit breakers and poses a safety hazard. Be sure to call our licensed professionals to replace the panel.
  • Breakers Keep Tripping
    Do your breakers trip a lot, particularly when you run appliances that require more electricity, such as your air conditioner, heat pump, washing machine, or dryer? This could indicate you have an outdated panel that can't keep up with your electrical needs. Alternatively, it may be undersized. The standard panel size for most modern homes is 200 amps. Larger homes may require a 400 amp panel.
  • Flickering Lights
    Lights that flicker constantly can be a sign of an electrical panel problem. If the issue is house wide and occurs rain or shine, have our Precision Heating & Cooling electricians check it out immediately.
  • Irregular Noises
    Some noise is to be expected—a steady "hum" indicates a healthy breaker box. However, any crackling, hisses, or pops are a cause for concern. It means electricity is making contact with something that it's not supposed to and causing damage. This could also indicate loose or frayed wiring.

Authorized SPAN Panel Installer

A home's electrical panel will need to be replaced or upgraded for a variety of reasons, including installing new appliances, adding electric vehicle charging, meeting current electrical codes, or improving safety. Adding a SPAN smart panel to your home can help you save money on your energy bills and be fully prepared for future home upgrades-all at a reduced lifetime cost of ownership, and a similar installation cost to that of a traditional electrical panel.

If you're planning on making any major home energy upgrades-such as installing a heat pump HVAC system, water heater, EV charger, solar panels or battery backup-now is the time to prepare your home by replacing your electrical panel with a SPAN smart panel. Upgrading your electrical panel is a once-in-a-lifetime decision. Don't settle for outdated technology; choose SPAN, the most innovative home energy management solution available today. Harness your power with SPAN, and take control of your energy independence.

Span panel brochure, highlighted the difference between a traditional panel.

What Can I Expect With a Panel Upgrade?

Our Precision Heating & Cooling professionals can determine if a partial or complete upgrade is warranted. It's most cost-effective to replace just the panel. However, depending on your situation, you may need rewiring, a new breaker switch, or an entirely new main breaker. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your electrician today—our Massachusetts experts can help you find the best path forward.

Why Should I Upgrade?

Upgrading is a major undertaking, which may be why many homeowners are known for putting it off. However, it's an important investment that will pay off in the long run. Upgrading your panel offers the following benefits:

  • Greatly reduced risk of electrical fires
  • Increased home value
  • Higher efficiency and electrical output

Need Electrical Service? Call Today

Precision Heating & Cooling is a Northborough, MA, area company offering expert electrical services. Need expert assistance from our licensed electricians? Call 508-217-7091 or request service online.

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