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Is your electrical panel 25 years or older? Do you find that your Baltimore, MD area home lacks the number of outlets modern technology requires? You might need an electrical panel upgrade from Stella Electric to extend your electrical services and improve the quality of your electricity.


Get peace of mind with regular electrical maintenance and repair from Stella Electric. It’s the simple choice!

Circuit Breaker FAQs

Why should I upgrade my electrical panel near Baltimore?

You should upgrade your electrical panel in Baltimore, MD when:

  • Your home has recently been renovated or remodeled.
  • Your electrical panel trips breakers frequently.
  • Your electrical panel feels warm to the touch.
  • You should not postpone upgrading your electrical panel when you notice it is overworked or you have recently bought a large appliance that requires a newer or more efficient electrical panel to power it. To upgrade your electrical panel, contact us today.

    How much does it cost to upgrade an electrical panel near Baltimore?

    It costs around $500-$2,000 to upgrade an electrical panel in Baltimore, MD. Some things that can affect the overall cost are:

  • The amount of amps you want.
  • The cost for new wiring.
  • The electrician’s hourly fee.
  • If you have made changes to your home that simply require a newer electrical panel, then upgrading your electrical panel may not be that expensive. However, if you have an outdated electrical panel and the wiring is also outdated, then the cost to upgrade your electrical panel will be higher. Call us today to get your electrical panel upgraded.

    Does a breaker need to be replaced if it keeps tripping?

    If your circuit breaker keeps tripping you may not need to replace it. Breakers trip when there is an issue with the circuit they are on.

    Sometimes using too many devices at once can cause a circuit breaker to trip. If overload isn't the issue, it could be due to a loose wiring connection or a broken wire. Either way, we can help you troubleshoot the problem. The electrical panel is rarely the cause.


    Residential Electrical Panel Advice

    Every electrician with a blog has a list of signs it might be time to fix your panel or upgrade it to a newer, more powerful model. Whether it’s the inability to flip a circuit breaker back on or a warm-to-the-touch outlet or the breaker box itself, these signs can indicate just about any electrical issue, not only issues that require an electrical panel upgrade. (Conveniently, the blogging electricians fail to mention this note.)

    At Stella Electric, we don’t want to charge you money for service or equipment you don’t yet need. That’s why our focus will be if your panel is posing any kind of danger, if it is dated, if it uses fuses instead of circuits, if the panel is rusty or shows signs of incurring damage. 

    We’ll also listen to your needs. If you’re thinking of adding a freezer to your unfurnished basement, this can mean your system will require additional electricity. In this case, we will need to upgrade your panel to ensure you can power the freezer safely.   

    What Does The Upgrade Do For Me? 

    Installing a new panel instead of just using your breaker box gives homeowners the chance to increase their power through their homes. When you upgrade, you can add more appliances, appliances that would have overwhelmed and crashed your previous panel. You can also opt to add more outlets than you currently have in your home.

    One fabulous reason to upgrade your electrical panel? Safety. First, the power entering the home is now steady, meaning the power doesn’t surge, burn out appliances or cause lights to flicker on and off. 

    Additionally, when your fuse box is old, you run the risk of electrical fires. When you upgrade, the difference in protection is so significant that many insurance companies offer discounts to thank you for upgrading. 

    Another reason to upgrade your electrical panel? To save money. A new panel will work more efficiently than the previous one, saving you cash on your electrical bills. 

    Ready to get started? Call Stella Electric at 410-429-0479 to schedule an appointment!

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