You live in the Chicago suburbs, and you are looking for an electrical contractor to upgrade the electrical panel in your home. Since your electrical panel was so old (it was the original one that came with your 30-year-old home), it needed to be upgraded.
Now, you are looking for a reputable, compatible company to review the issue to help you decide if you need to upgrade your electrical panel.
You want to do some research because you don’t know what an electrical panel does for you and your home. Also known as a breaker panel, this part of your home electrical system usually is a metal box inside a wall in an out of the way place, like your basement. You are happy that at least you have an electrical panel and do not have to use fuses. Power for your home comes on through a meter outside of your home. This power goes to the electrical panel and then to the things in your home that run on electricity, like your clocks or electric appliances and your lights.
The company you want to bring in to consult with you on your electrical panel and its potential upgrading should be honest, reliable, and experienced. You want the reviews you find to all be excellent.
You always thought that the electrical panel you had would work for your home for as long as you lived there. That is not the case. When you moved in, you had one TV, now you have three. You have added more lighting fixtures and switched to an electric stove. It makes sense that it might need upgrading. Reach out to Current Electrical Contractors about your upgraded electrical panel.