Your Electrical Panel Does Need Regular Maintenance!
The electrical panel is the center of the entire electrical system in your home, and if it doesn’t work, you won’t have electricity for your home.
This is why it’s a good idea to upgrade an old electrical panel in your house to a new one, especially if your older panel still uses fuses rather than safer and more effective circuit breakers.
Keep in mind that the amount of electricity that homes use today is much larger than it was only a decade ago, so it’s good planning to see that your panel can keep up with your household’s demands.
Your panel is constantly heating up and cooling down whenever an
appliance is used. After 15 to 25 years, that expansion and contraction will inevitably take its toll. How do you know when it’s time to replace your home’s electrical panel?
4 Signs That Your Electrical Panel Requires Maintenance From Pro Plumbing Air & Electric
- It’s an old fuse box. - If your home has an old system with screws and/or fuses, we highly recommend moving to a modern circuit breaker panel.
- The breaker is always tripping. - Most people go years before having to touch their panel. If you have a modern panel but notice that the breakers are constantly tripping, that’s a good indication that the panel is beginning to wear down.
- There’s evidence an electrical fire occurred in the panel. - A burnt plastic smell or discoloration marks around the circuit breakers are indicators that there may have been a fire in the panel. (Fires in the panel extinguish themselves quickly because of the lack of a fuel source.) This is a situation that should be addressed to prevent a further fire hazard.
- The breakers don't stay set. - If a breaker trips and you can’t reset it, there could be a problem with the breaker, the circuit, or the panel. A qualified professional should check it out as soon as possible.
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