Does your Home still have an old style fuse panel?
Are your current circuits overloaded?
Have circuits been “doubled-up” on breakers?
Has new wiring been added over the years, and does it meet code?
Has your Insurance Company refused to renew your home insurance policy?
Is your panel over 15 years old?
If you answered YES to any of these questions your home may be in need of a service panel upg rade.
Modern Circuit Breaker Panels are more convenient, and are built to far higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels.
Extra protection is incorporated into the latest equipment in the form of circuit breakers. The circuit breakers protect every device in the house with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there is a fault, opening the circuit and eliminating the risk of danger. 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 of our day. Overloading and doubling up of circuits is commonly seen on older outdated fuse panels, the result of improper installations that were never inspected. This can cause fires. Upgrading or replacing these dangers in your home by installing a new Circuit Breaker Panel can eliminate these potentially dangerous situations.
First, have your system inspected by one of our highly qualified electricians. They will help you to decide whether you should have your outdated fuse or breaker panel replaced with a modern Circuit Breaker Panel.
Grounding in electrical terms ensures safety. When you operate an electrical appliance, current travels from your service panel to the device. Grounding provides a secure path for any unused electricity to return to the service panel. This prevents hazards, especially during a short circuit. It's like an electrical safety net, ensuring that excess electricity doesn't pose a danger, ultimately protecting you from electrical mishaps.
Yes, you'll need a specific electrical box for safety and support when installing a ceiling fan. Unlike typical light fixtures, ceiling fans are heavier and create more motion. To handle this, use a mounting box designed for ceiling fans. Saddle boxes are a suitable choice, typically rated for fans up to 35 pounds. These boxes are designed to secure your fan, ensuring it remains safely attached to your ceiling without the risk of falling or causing damage. Always use the right electrical box to guarantee the fan's stability and your safety.
Absolutely not. When it comes to your electrical panel, DIY work is strongly discouraged. Handling a panel replacement or upgrade without proper training poses severe dangers. Even minor mistakes can lead to electrical system damage and fires. High voltage shocks are a real risk. Moreover, DIY electrical work puts your home in code violation, potentially voiding your insurance. To ensure safety, compliance, and the integrity of your electrical system, it's crucial to entrust this job to licensed electricians with the expertise to handle panel upgrades correctly.
Upgrading a panel and rewiring a house are separate tasks. While rewiring a house involves replacing all the electrical wiring, upgrading a panel focuses specifically on replacing the electrical panel. In most cases, when a panel upgrade is necessary, the rest of the wiring is usually in good condition and does not require replacement. However, replacing the panel is often a part of rewiring a house to meet new requirements. If you have concerns about the wiring in your home, you can request an electrical inspection for a comprehensive evaluation.
No, it is not recommended to reuse old breakers in a new panel. Over time, breakers can become obsolete due to defects or aging. This poses a safety risk, and if you replace the breakers later on, it may end up costing more than replacing the entire system initially. To ensure safety and efficiency, it is generally advised to replace all breakers with new ones that are approved for the new electrical panel.