Electrical Panel Replacement
Do you have blinking and dimming lights? Do you hear a popping sound or smell a burning smell near your breaker panel?
These could be signs of problems within your main breaker panel. Connections get loose over time and cause heating of the connections in your breaker panel. Loose connections can cause a number of problems from burning wire to burnt breakers. Sometimes these problems can be corrected by simply cutting back the burned wire and tightening the connections or just replacing a burned breaker. In more extreme cases the loose connections can damage the bus bars in the breaker panel. If this occurs, the entire breaker panel and breakers may have to be replaced. There are a number of good brands for breaker panels and breakers, Square D, Cutler Hammer, General Electric, and Siemens are just to name a few. There are also some older and outdated brands that are no longer on the market and cause more problems than others. Federal Pacific, Zinsco, Crouse-Hinds are a few of the brands that have problems in the past. If you have one of these electrical panels in your home, you should contact a qualified electrician to inspect the panel. The electricians at Daniel Electric can inspect the panel and make a determination if everything is safe or not. Another key part of your electrical system is your electrical service. This is the area outside where the power company wiring comes to your home or business. The power will typically come in from underground or overhead from a utility pole, underground tap box or transformer located somewhere on your property. The power terminates in what is called a meter base. The meter base is a box or socket that your electric meter is plugged into. The power company is responsible for all equipment and wiring up to the meter base but it is the customer’s responsibility from there. Many times the wire that is terminated in the meter base becomes loose causing excessive heating. The heating can cause burning of the lug or connection. In this case, both the meter base and the wire have to be replaced. If you are in need of a panel upgrade or service change out, give us a call at Daniel Electric Service Company and we can give you a free estimate and make any recommendations needed to keep your home and family safe.
Did you know?
- Federal Pacific, Zinsco, and Crouse-Hinds electrical panels (breaker panels) are notoriously for causing problems. Many have even caused houses to burn down?
- Power companies can disconnect your power if your meter base is damaged.
- Many electricians will try to scare you into expensive panel replacement or service upgrades when you don’t really need it. Scare tactics are common in the industry.
- At Daniel Electric Company we use our expert electrical knowledge to advise our customers on the best solution for their problem, not the most expensive.
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