Tell-Tale Signs You Need An Electrical Panel Upgrade

When it comes to your electrical system, the expression “out of sight, out of mind,” definitely applies. In other words, many homeowners are unaware that there are any issues with their electrical system because it is hidden away in the walls. Below are some tell-tale signs that you need a new electrical panel.

Tripping Circuit Breakers
Do the circuit breakers in your home trip frequently? If so, this is not normal. In fact, it is an indication that your electrical panel is on it’s last legs.

Electrical Fires in the Panel
Did your know that worn wires in the panel can spark electrical fires? You will know if an electrical fire occurred if you smell an odor coming from the panel. Charring or discoloration around the circuit breaker also indicates that an electrical fire occurred. If you notice either of these things, you need a new panel as soon as possible.

All power for your home moves through this panel from the utility company, to the exit wires that split off and service different parts of the house. The electrical panel is an integral part of your electrical system and should only be upgraded by a licensed and insured electrician. If your electrical panel is on the fritz, turn to TFC Electric. Call 631-589-2800 to schedule service.

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May 15, 2015