Does your home still have an old style fuse panel? Are circuits overloaded? Has your insurance company refused to renew your home insurance policy? Your home may be in need of a service panel upgrade. Modern circuit breaker panels are more convenient, and are built to far higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels.
With technology rapidly progressing, can your electrical panel keep up with the extra demands? Likely the answer is no, unless you have a newer home. Today’s new electronic devices can easily overload circuits in many older homes, with outdated wiring, or circuit panels, causing issues that could easily be fixed with a new electrical panel.
Extra protection is incorporated into the latest equipment in the form of circuit breakers. These circuit breakers protect every device in the house with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there is a fault. There is also excellent protection available in the form of Ground Fault circuit breakers and Arc Fault circuit breakers.
Older equipment and wiring systems did not have to support the modern appliances and technologies of today. Overloading and doubling up circuits is commonly seen in older outdated panels, however, this can cause fires. Upgrading the source of power distribution to your home by installing a new panel can eliminate this potentially dangerous situation.
The electrical panel in your home distributes the power and electricity throughout your home to all of your gadgets, appliances, and electrical outlets. It receives power from the electric company in your area, then distributes that power throughout your home. An electrical panel that is properly functioning, as well as up to date with current codes, and standards is necessary for the safety of your home and your family.
Some Resulting Problems
Older electrical panels can result in problems such as; flickering lights, circuit breakers tripping when you have multiple appliances or devices running, circuit breakers or fuses that constantly trip or blow, and in some cases circuit breakers that fail to trip, that could result in electrical shock, overheating, and even fires. Outdated electrical panels can be a hazard to your entire house, and your loved ones living inside, and can be a real danger of electrical shock, and fire.
Electrical panels often show warning signs of a problem that may seem normal to the untrained eye. This could be anything from corrosion or rust on the circuit breakers inside your electrical panel, a buzzing or crackling sound coming from inside your electrical panel, non-grounded outlets in your home (two prong, not three prong outlets), ground fault circuit interrupt (GFCI) outlets not equipped near water, or possible areas of hazard meeting todays code standards. Often finding yourself looking for an extension cord, because there just seem to not be enough outlets in your home?
These are all clear signs that your home’s wiring and electrical panel may be outdated, and could potentially be a hazard to your home, and inhabitants. Have your recently renovated a portion of your home, and added appliances that did not exist before? Are you planning an addition on your home? The big question that should be asked first before these things are
done, is can my current electrical panel handle these added strains and loads that will be placed upon it?
Just because your home may have not been built in the 1900’s, does not mean that the electrical panel in your home is safe! Many panels installed as recently as the late 1980’s may have an electrical panel built using components that have deteriorated, and become unsafe, posing great potential safety issues.
Small Jobs Electric ® has the solution to all of your Electrical Panels and home electrical needs. Please contact us today, and our professional electricians can inspect your current electrical panel, and address any electrical issues that could be posing a potential danger in your home. Our professional electricians can help you prevent any electrical emergencies, to help keep your home and family safe from potential electrical hazards.
Please contact us today, for further information about how we can assist you.
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