Electrical Panel Upgrades
Electrical panel upgrades are an essential part of every homeowners duty today. It does not matter if you have an old, outdated panel or yours is not up to the electrical code, you must keep your panel up-to-date and safe. Leinster Electric has the skills needed to get the job done right the first time.
Some outward signs that you may need an electrical panel upgrade are flickering lights throughout your home and circuit breakers that constantly trip. All of these are a safety hazard that could cause smoke or fire which could harm you or one of your family members.
So what is an electrical panel? All the power that comes into your home comes from the utility department first, then to your electric service. From there it goes to your electric panel and then distributed in wires to different locations throughout your home providing you power where you need it most.
You may not have a electrical panel with circuit breakers; you may have an outdated fuse box or even worse an electrical panel that has lost its UL approval because they have been proven to cause fires. If your home is older than 20 years old, and you’ve never had an electrical panel upgrade, chances are you are in need of one.
There a couple of electrical panel manufacturers that went out of business because they were forced to close by UL because they made inferior and dangerous products. Unfortunately, many of these panels and breakers are in thousands of homes throughout New Jersey.
Circuit breakers are designed to shut off quickly if there is ever a problem in a fraction of a second. This keeps you and your family safe from electrocution, electric shock and house fires. With the old-style breakers, some of them will not trip under a test load for at least one minute; some did not trip (turn off) at all.
Problems arise from electrical panels for many reasons. We will list just a few below:
- Loose connections
- Burnt connections
- Double tapped circuits
- Old outdated fuses
- Not UL approved
Please contact Leinster Electric at 973-349-4184 or use our online form to a request an appointment to see how our expert residential electricians can help you with electrical panel upgrades!