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Panel Upgrades


Your electrical system is one of the most important features of your Des Moines home, and your electrical panel is the core of that system and your link to the outside grid. Your electrical panel always needs to be able to support the amount of electricity you use in your home, or you may see power outages, and you could be creating a very dangerous situation in your home. At WIREONE, we have professional electricians who can help you determine whether your panel needs to be upgraded or replaced, our Des Moines Electrician can take care of the entire job.

Your main electrical panel is typically a large gray box that is most likely located in your garage or basement and is filled with a series of switches. Those switches are called your breakers, and when they “trip,” it will cause a power outage until the breaker is switched back on. If your breakers are tripping repeatedly or consistently, it’s very important to have a professional inspection of your electrical panel.

How to Know When Your Panel Needs an Upgrade

  • You have screw-in style fuses – Screw-in fuse panels are very common in older Des Moines homes, and they were perfectly fine when they were introduced. However, today’s homes use much more electricity than they did in the past, and these types of panels will not be able to support the amount of electricity you likely use in your home. Screw-in style panels are rarely considered adequate, and you probably need to have these replaced.
  • Your breakers trip frequently – If your breakers are tripping repeatedly, you notice flickering lights or your electrical system is unable to support all of the appliances in your home, it’s very likely that you will need an electrical panel upgrade.

Old and outdated panels are more than just an inconvenience or an irritation. Aside from causing power outages, they can also cause smoke that can damage your Des Moines home, or even lead to a house fire. Call our professionals today and we can help you determine whether or not you need to replace your electrical panel.

Our Upgrade Technicians

When you need to have any part of your electrical system repaired or worked on in any way, it’s very important that you hire a licensed, professional electrician for the job. Electrical repairs are one project in your Des Moines home that you do not want to attempt to take care of on your own. At WireOne, our Des Moines electricians are all licensed, professionally trained, and extensively experienced, so we can always guarantee thorough, accurate, and completely safe work.


If you’re experiencing an electrical emergency, our team is standing by and ready to serve you, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

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