Dealing with a Tripped Breaker? Don’t Hesitate to Call Powell Electric!
Signs You Should Replace an Electrical Panel
The electrical panel is where power enters your home from the national grid—think of it as a control panel for your home’s entire electrical system. A faulty or old electrical panel can cause other problems such as blackouts, burned appliances or even electrical fires. To be prepared, it’s important to know the telltale signs of an electrical panel that needs replacing.
- Circuit Breakers Keep Tripping
If you notice that your circuit breaker is repeatedly tripping, that might be because your service panel is wearing out or is working beyond its capacity. Constantly resetting your circuit breaker is never a good sign—consult an electrician immediately.
- Odor or Discoloration on Panel
If you notice any burnt odors or scorching on your panel, you might be at risk of an electrical fire. Ignoring this might be dangerous in the future.
- Lights Flickering
If you notice your lights flickering or dimming often, especially when you turn on major appliances, you might need to update your electrical system and panel.
An electrical panel’s lifespan is between 25 and 40 years. If it has reached its age limit, it will be causing malfunctions and showing signs of wear and tear. Scheduling an inspection with a trustworthy electrician can help determine whether your service panel needs to be replaced or not.
Notice any of these signs? Get in touch with the pros at Powell Electric today by calling 800-984-4312 or schedule a service with us online! Our technicians will be more than happy to assist you with any issues with your electrical panel.