You probably rarely notice your breaker panel, but it has a significant role to play in your home. For the most part, your panel should work without any problems, so if you notice anything unusual, don’t hesitate to contact Edison Electric, Inc.
Our licensed electricians have the skills, knowledge, and tools to fix your circuit breaker or recommend a replacement if necessary. We service and repair most brands of equipment, so you can trust our experts to provide the most sustainable solution.
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Should You Repair or Replace Your Circuit Breaker?
If you’ve experienced your circuit breaker tripping occasionally, you have nothing to worry about. If tripping becomes a common occurrence, however, that’s a sign of trouble. Here are additional signals that your breaker may be getting overloaded or not operating as it should.
- Dimming or flickering lights.
- A hot breaker panel or hissing sounds.
- Wiring that appears melted.
- Burning smells near the panel.
- Black spots on the panel or wall outlets.
- You still have a fuse box.
- Water damage around the circuit breaker.
When a Breaker Panel Upgrade Is a Good Idea
Besides safety issues brought on by an outdated or defective breaker panel, there are several great reasons to upgrade your breaker panel. Some of the most common reasons to consider upgrading include:
- Your current panel is too old or can’t handle your current power demand.
- You want to charge your Electric Vehicle at home.
- You have increased power needs.
- Home additions.
- You’re adding a home generator.
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Reasons to Leave Breaker Panel Installation to The Professionals
DIY projects can be satisfying. But when it comes to repairing, replacing, or installing an electrical panel, it’s smart to leave the work to the experts. At Edison Electric, Inc. our electricians are highly trained and experienced to tackle projects ranging from panel upgrades to wiring. Whether you want to upgrade your breaker panel to handle current or future demands, or simply want to evaluate your panel for safety, our team will be happy to set up an appointment. We arrive promptly, and we provide estimates upfront.