Upgrades And Installations
Keeping your electrical panel up to date and properly maintained can prevent a range of (expensive) electricity troubles for your business. Save money and time, and focus on what you do best – by contacting Sunburst Electric to assess, repair and replace outdated electrical panels at your place of work.
What Is An Electrical Panel?
An electrical panel channels electricity from the power utility company to the various spaces in your building, where electricity is needed. Electrical panels branch out into smaller branches, and those branches break down further into even smaller branches. This ensures that electricity is safely and evenly distributed. An electrical panel that functions properly is essential for running a business properly too.
Where Is The Electrical Panel In My Home?
Typically, electrical panels can be easily identified as being metal boxes, mounted on one of your internal walls or outside of your building. They will usually be placed somewhere that is out of the way and easily accessible, such as inside a garage, basement or laundry room.
Aged, outdated electrical panels can lead to a range of problems, including:
- Fuses blowing often or breakers tripping frequently
- Lights flickering, especially when many appliances are being used at the same time
- Melted electrical wires.
- Shocks, overheating and fire as a result of defective circuit breakers that fail to trip
How outdated electrical panels can negatively affect your home or business:
- Causes flickering lights – distracting and disruptive
- Causes breakers to trip often, or fuses to blow frequently
- Causes electrical wires to melt
- Makes it necessary to turn off one device in order to use another – inconvenient and disruptive
- Defective circuit breakers may fail to trip, creating serious risk of electrical shocks, overheating and electrical fire
- Presents a number of hazards to your clients, customers and employees, as well as to your property
Other reasons you should consider a new electrical panel:
- The renovation of your home, particularly the kitchen, which is appliance-heavy.
- You are adding a home addition.
- The addition of a major appliance, such as central heating and air, stoves, spas, garage power equipment, and more.
- You need/are adding outlets to your home.
- To meet homeowners insurance requirements.
- You’re in need of a 240 volt circuit.
- You need to add a sub panel.
Not living in a turn-of-the-century home doesn’t mean your electrical panel is safe. Contact Sunburst Electric today to ensure that the ‘power house’ of your home or business is safe and operating efficiently.