Why Upgrade Your Electric Service?
Convenience: Many older homes still have their original 100 amp service, so that when it comes time to remodel the kitchen or to add a room, often there is no room in the distribution panel to install the required additional circuits.
Capacity: When major things that need electrical power are added, or the size of the home is increased, then very often the electrical capacity of your service needs to be increased as well.
Safety: Many electrical services have been hanging on the side of houses for an awfully long time, subject to deterioration caused by the environment and the weather. Some have become damp and corroded in those musty wet basements. Some have been chronically overloaded through the years and due to overheating, joints and connections have become loose. And some services still rely on fuses, which, because of their age, are corroded, overstuffed, and overheated. These conditions are dangerous, and good enough reasons to spend the money to change your service. Then you can ignore it in peace for the next 40 years.