3 Signs That It’s Time to Upgrade Your Shaker Heights Electrical Panel

  • Blue Collar Electricians
  • April 1, 2020

Your Shaker Heights home might be sending you some signs.

Is it time to change the electrical panel?


Shaker Heights is home to some of the most beautiful homes in Cleveland. A trip around this city can return you to a different place in time. The Shaker homes come from a  time when Cleveland was home to some of the most affluent neighborhoods in America. Those beautiful homes require intensive upkeep. You can take one look at the perfectly manicured landscape and hardscape features that adorn the properties and see that there has been mindful attention to the details of the exterior of the house. The interiors often get extensive remodels as well while always keeping an attentive eye to the rich history carried within.

The electrical systems within the house are often a different story. 

Homeowners can be scared off by what they perceive to be complicated and expensive repairs and upgrades that need to be done within the home. The truth is that your Shaker Heights electrical panel might be dropping hints that it’s time for an upgrade, and you might not be paying attention. Here are some signs that it might be time to upgrade your electrical panel in your Shaker Heights home:

Are your lights dimming for no reason?

If you’ve installed a dimmer switch in your Shaker Heights home and you have adjusted the lights for ambiance, then having a dimly lit room is understandable. If you are working in your home office and the lights get low out of the blue, that’s another scenario altogether. If the lights are dimming outside of your control, that could be a sign that it’s time to upgrade that electrical panel. 

Do you find yourself using extension cords or power strips to create additional outlets?

When many of the beautiful homes in Shaker Heights were built, electricity was a luxury, not a necessity. It was normal to have one or two outlets per room back then, and in some cases, you are lucky to have even one outlet in your bedrooms. Times have changed, and those outlet configurations won’t work. If you need more outlets, you are going to need a panel upgrade to accommodate.

Are your circuit breakers tripping for no reason?

This can be a sign that the load being placed on your Shaker Heights home’s electrical system is too much for your panel. Your panel is basically telling you that it’s had enough and it’s time for a change!

Don’t try to change out your Shaker Heights electrical panel on your own! It’s a job that can be dangerous and shouldn’t be attempted by anyone other than an expert. That’s why the team at Blue Collar Electricians is here! Contact us today for an estimate and let’s find out what we need to do to upgrade your home’s electrical system to match the beauty and charm of the rest of the house!