Is Your Electrical Panel Up To Scratch?
The electrical panel is the heart of any electrical system. It distributes power coming into your home through circuits. Each circuit is protected by a breaker. Breakers trip when a circuit draws too much power.
It is important that the breaker be the right size for the circuit it protects. Hot, buzzing, or constantly tripping breakers are signs of trouble in your panel. It is important to maintain and check your electrical panel regularly to prevent major damage. TE Certified Electricians perform panel checks on every service call and provide maintenance. We look for signs of wear and tighten all your connections.
Is Your Panel Overloaded?
The modern home is full of high-tech and high-power electronics and appliances that the original home builder may not have anticipated. Subsequently, many older homes with original panels are overloaded and present a major fire risk. TE Certified Electricians use a special meter to test every suspect panel and heat guns to check panel temperatures. Overloaded panels generate heat before they short or burn which helps us catch problems before they become dangerous and costly.
Are Federal Pacific or Zinsco Panels Safe?
No, Federal Pacific panels were installed by the thousands in the 1970’s and 80’s. Unfortunately, the Federal Pacific design (copied by Zinsco) was faulty and overloaded circuit breakers which failed or melted instead of “tripping”. This led to many house fires, a class action lawsuit, and then bankruptcy for the company. Many of these dangerous and obsolete panels are still in use throughout Metro Atlanta.
We can upgrade your electrical meter and panel and bring more electrical power into your home. We can also install an outside disconnect to protect your home from fire and a new grounding system to protect your family from electrical shock. Our complete electrical service upgrade includes a new panel, new meter, new grounding system, new breakers, and new service entry wire, and new power connections from your power company. A complete service upgrade is the ultimate fix to dimming or flickering lights.
With TE Certified, we’ll get you back up and running in no time. Don’t wait until you’re left in the dark – let TE Certified’s team of electricians bring you the power you need! Whether emergency or home improvement project, Contact us or call (770) 667-6937.
Some indicators that you have a blown electrical panel include:
- The power to your home is off and the breaker will not reset.
- The breaker is hot to the touch.
- The breaker trips multiple times.
- There is a burning smell coming from the breaker.
Here are some signs you need to replace your electrical panel circuit breaker box:
- Circuits breakers are no longer made for the specific brand panel that is in your home.
- When you search the brand panel that is in your home, you find information about the panel being a fire hazard and unsafe.
- Your panel has crackling noises coming from it.
- Your panel has more breakers inside of it then what it says its listed to have in it.
- Your panel has rust and corrosion inside and around it.