Your electrical panel is the single most important component of your home's electrical system, but many times it's overlooked and forgotten about until there's a problem.
Sometimes equipment fails without warning, but, if you know the signs of a malfunctioning electric panel, you may be able to catch problems before they lead to equipment failure. Tripping breakers, blowing fuses, buzzing sounds, or burning smells coming from your electrical panel, lights flickering or dimming, and partial or full power outages are all early warning signs that something is wrong with your system.
When Damyans Electric arrives at your home for breaker or fuse issues, we know exactly what to look for in the electrical panel. With our help, you can better maintain the electrical power supply of your home and avoid long-term costs in replacing a failed system.
Tips for Maintaining Fuse Boxes and Panels
Check that your panel is up to date and UL listed.
Make sure you know how to properly operate your panel in case of emergency.
Watch for signs that you may need to replace your panel:
Corrosion, rust, heat damage, or discoloration has appeared.
The breaker is undersized or overfilled for your electrical needs.
Your house was built between 1950-1980, meaning you most likely have a Zinsco or Federal Pacific Panel.
Is your circuit panel outdated?
An outdated circuit panel (fuse or breaker box) causes many problems with your electrical system.
The most common cause for panels needing upgrading are breakers being manufactured by different panel manufacturers. While many breaker designs fit mechanically, asking old equipment and wiring systems to support modern technology often leads to panel malfunctions and even fires. Simply upgrading to a new circuit breaker panel helps eliminate this risk.
Call Damyans Electric to install a modern panel and protect your home and loved ones. A modern electrical panel provides added safety features such as Ground-Fault and Arc-Fault protection. The new equipment may also save you money on replacement fuses and homeowners insurance.