When is the last time you thought about your electrical panel? Even though this component of your system may not be as noticeable, it is certainly crucial for allowing you to access the power you need for all your appliances and devices. If your current system is not working well, schedule reliable electrical panel services with our professionals at Matrix Electric.
Signs You Have Electrical Panels that Are Outdated
It is very important to have your old panels replaced with ones that are upgraded and capable of handling all your needs. But how are you supposed to know when it is time to have your panel replaced or updated? By looking out for a few key signs, you will be able to schedule a dedicated appointment with an experienced technician before your panel overloads completely.
A few of the most telling signs that you have an outdated or inadequate electrical panel system include:
- Your panel has been made by outlawed manufacturers: Brands such as Zinsco, GTE, Federal Pacific, and I-T-E Pushmatic are no longer available to homeowners. This is because their products have been deemed unsafe. If your panel is made by these brands, seek out a rapid replacement as soon as possible.
- Your panel keeps tripping the breakers: Whether your panel trips if you use more than one device at the same time or cuts the power if you use a certain large appliance, this is a sure sign that your panel is overloaded.
- If you have a fuse box instead of a circuit breaker: Fuse boxes were utilized in older homes and only capable of supplying around 30 and 60 amps. This is a far cry from the average 100 or 200 amps that modern homes use today, so you should immediately have an ancient fuse box upgraded as quickly as possible.
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You may be wondering whether it is actually worth it to have your current panel replaced or upgraded. While it may be a nuisance to have your breakers trip from time to time, you may be tempted to live with this annoying situation to save a few dollars. The problem is that when your breakers constantly trip, this can lead to a more dangerous situation, such as a sudden electrical fire.
The repeated loss of power is also very hazardous to your expensive and delicate electrical equipment, from your cell phones to your laptops to your television. Not only is there a high chance that constant tripping will ruin your costly devices, but it will also damage the other parts of your electrical system. By having our technicians at Matrix Electric replace your undersized or outdated panel, you can have true peace of mind.