Panel upgrades for homes in Columbia, SC using old main panels have limitations on available space to add circuits or they have fuses (some insurance carriers will not insure a property that has fuses). Some old panels have had circuits added and have maxed out (most old panels are maxed out when the original construction was completed). Many old panels are of inferior quality and simply stop working and need to be replaced.Because modern homes use a number of energy-hungry appliances, a 200-amp panel is highly recommended. This size panel will adequately serve an average home and give room for some panel upgrades. The total amperage of the branch circuit breakers serving the house should not exceed the amperage of the panel. The load needed to serve the electrical demands of the devices in the house dictates panel size. Modern appliances such as electric cooktops, ovens, clothes dryers and air conditioners, as well as mixers, hair dryers and so forth, can eat up panel space in a hurry. Multiple lights and most outlets can be run on a single circuit. But devices such as microwave ovens, cooktops, ovens and clothes dryers require a dedicated circuit. We are the specialists you need for panel upgrades.