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 fail or melt 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.
For more information on the dangers of these obsolete panels click on one of the following links:Federal Pacific or Zinsco
TE Upgrades Electrical Services. 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.
There are a lot of electric companies in Atlanta wanting your attention, especially when you have the least amount of time imaginable! So our promise is simple: If you see an electrician in our uniform, he’ll be both state-licensed and TE-Certified. TE Certified techs are specialists. They are also W-2 employees of our company which means they answer to us for every minute they’re in the field, at your home, and working on your equipment. And believe it or not, we probably require better work performance than even our customers!
Our technicians complete many hours of extensive in-house training, and pass written exams, code testing, and hands-on skill assessments. But their training doesn’t stop there. Mandatory weekly training sessions keep them up-to-date on the latest in electrician trends; the newest innovations; and the city, state and federal electrical guidelines.
While there may be several ways to handle your electrical needs are “OK,” we follow an extensive set of “best practices” that we are constantly sharpening so you know you’re getting the best quality workmanship in Atlanta.
We Drive Fully-Stocked Service Vans
We send out our electricians “Ready to Work.” Even if your appointment is just an estimate, if you’re confident with our company (and we’re sure you will be!), you can decide to go ahead and complete the work right then. Since electrical is our business, our service vans carry the latest in technology and diagnostic devices, the best time-tested tools and equipment of our trade, and the electrical repair parts we use all of the time. We restock daily to make sure the one showing up in front of your house is fully-equipped to meet your project head-on. Even if you decide on a major installation, our technicians have everything they need to get the work started. Regardless of your project, we show up ready to get the job done.
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