Maintaining your home’s electrical panel is crucial for ensuring the safety and functionality of your electrical system. The electrical panel, also known as the circuit breaker box, is responsible for controlling and distributing electricity throughout your home. A well-maintained panel can prevent electrical fires, protect your appliances and electronics from damage, and help avoid costly repairs. Regular inspections, cleaning, and repairs by a licensed electrician can help identify and address potential issues before they become a hazard. In short, maintaining your home’s electrical panel is essential for the safety and reliability of your electrical system and the protection of your home and family.
Why upgrade your home’s electrical panel?
One reason you may need a panel upgrade is due to the age of your home. Older homes often have outdated electrical panels that are unable to handle the demands of modern appliances and electronics. This can lead to overloaded circuits, tripped breakers, and potential electrical hazards.
Another reason for a panel upgrade is if you’re planning on adding new electrical appliances or expanding your living space. A larger home or an increased electrical load can put a strain on an outdated electrical panel, making an upgrade necessary for the safety and efficiency of your home.
It’s important to note that some electrical panels, such as Zinsco and Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) panels, have been known to be problematic. Zinsco panels were manufactured from the 1950s to the 1970s and have been found to have design flaws that can cause overheating and potentially start fires. FPE panels, which were manufactured from the 1950s to the 1980s, have also been found to have defects that can cause circuit breakers to fail to trip, leading to potential electrical hazards.
If your home has a Zinsco or FPE panel, it’s highly recommended to have it replaced with a newer, safer panel. Our team of experienced electricians can help you identify if your home has one of these panels and provide a safe and reliable upgrade solution.
Circuit Breakers and Fuses
Faulty circuit breakers and fuses can cause a variety of electrical issues, from minor inconveniences to dangerous hazards.
Our team of skilled technicians are here to help you with any circuit breaker or fuse issues you may be experiencing. We offer a range of services including troubleshooting, repair, and replacement.
If you are experiencing issues with your circuit breakers or fuses, it is important to get them checked as soon as possible. Signs of faulty circuit breakers or fuses include tripping, buzzing, or flickering lights. These issues can often be resolved with a simple repair, but in some cases, replacement may be necessary.
Our technicians are trained to diagnose and repair circuit breaker and fuse issues efficiently and safely. We use only the highest quality parts and equipment to ensure that your electrical system is operating at its best.
Don’t let faulty circuit breakers or fuses cause disruptions in your daily life or put your safety at risk. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or service appointment.
Arc Fault Circuit Breakers
An arc fault is an electrical discharge that occurs when a current flows through an unintended path, such as a damaged wire or loose connection. These faults can generate high temperatures, which can ignite surrounding materials and start fires.
Arc Fault circuit breakers or AFCBs are designed to detect these dangerous arc faults and quickly shut off the circuit before a fire can start. Unlike standard circuit breakers, AFCBs are equipped with advanced electronics that can distinguish between harmless arcing and dangerous arc faults. This means that AFCBs can provide an additional level of protection that can prevent electrical fires in homes.
It’s important to note that AFCBs are required by the National Electrical Code (NEC) in certain areas of the home, such as bedrooms and living rooms. We specialize in installing AFCBs and other electrical safety features to keep your home safe. Our team of experienced electricians can help you identify the areas of your home where AFCBs are required and install them quickly and efficiently.
If you have any questions or concerns about AFCBs or any other electrical safety features, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always here to help keep your home and your family safe and protected.