Your home’s electric panel is a crucial component that allows an appropriate amount of power to flow to every room, appliance, and outlet. Modern circuit breakers (and older fuse boxes) are designed to cut power in the event of a malfunction or electrical overload. Many panels are designed to last for a few decades, but modern appliances and devices can put a strain on a home’s existing panel. Main panel replacement can help your home’s electrical system stay safe and efficient. There are many reasons to replace your home’s main panel, and these signs can indicate that main panel replacement is necessary.
If Your Lights Dim or Flicker, You May Need Main Panel Replacement
In some situations, an overloaded circuit can manifest in dimming or flickering lights. This is particularly noticeable when some homeowners use microwaves, vacuum cleaners, or other devices that draw a significant amount of power. If you notice that your lights flicker or become dim when you use other electronic devices, you might be drawing more power than your main panel can safely provide.
Watch for Tripping Breakers
When your home’s electrical system becomes overloaded, a properly functioning circuit breaker or fuse box will trip and interrupt power flow. You may need main panel replacement if your circuit breaker trips often, and you should consider heavy up services to increase your home’s amperage.
Consider Main Panel Replacement After Significant Expansions or Remodeling Projects
The need for main panel replacement often becomes more apparent after large remodeling projects or home additions. Anything that increases the demand on your home’s electrical system (including installing new appliances, adding new rooms, and plugging more devices into outlets than usual) can highlight the need for a new main panel. If you’re planning an extensive remodeling project, consider consulting an electrician to assess the state of your circuit breaker.
Look for These Physical Signs on Your Main Panel
In some cases, the need for main panel replacement is clear due to a handful of physical signs on the breaker itself. Visible rust or corrosion can be a symptom of major problems, and burn marks or the smell of burning plastic are causes for concern. Listen for unusual buzzing noises, too. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact the experts at Professional Electric for main panel replacement.
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