When Was the Last Time Your Electrical Panel Was Serviced?
The electrical panel, with the breakers inside, is the heart of your electrical system. If the heart is not up to date, the circuits, or veins, that take electricity through your home do not work efficiently. With a periodical service every two to three years, you will improve the life of the panel and prevent your appliances from needing costly repairs
How To Know If You Need A Circuit Breaker Service
You know you have a problem with your circuit board if the circuit trips again after flipping the switch back to the "On" position. Check the appliance plugs first. Frayed wires can cause sudden surges, which will trip the circuit to protect your home from an electrical fire.
Common Circuit Breaker Issues Include:
Faulty or loose wires
Melted or chewed wiring or melted devices
However, if your plugs seem alright, identify how many appliances operate off that circuit. The circuit is only designed to support a specific amperage; if you demand more of that connection, the panel will cut power to that part of your home.
Why Should You Replace Your Electrical Panel?
Are you experiencing problems with your circuits? Replacing your electrical panel might be the right solution to the issues you're dealing with. Check out the advantages doing so below.
Improve the safety of your home since a malfunctioning panel could potentially cause an electrical fire on your property.
Supply a steady flow of power to modern technology and electrical appliances without overloading circuits and causing frequent trips.
Increase the amount of circuits based on demand, so you can keep your home safe and efficiently powered.
Contact our Electricians in NWA today to find out if an electrical panel replacement is right for your home!
Prevent Overloads & Keep Electricity Flowing
If your circuit breakers trip frequently, it usually means your panel is overloaded. To minimize the risk of an electrical fire, we recommend having NWA Electric inspect your home's electrical system as soon as possible. Your electrical panel hosts all of your home's connections – if the panel is more than 15 years old, the circuit trips may be due to old equipment. Our NWA electricians can assess the electrical equipment throughout your home and determine the right solution to fix your problem.
What Causes An Overload?
Melting wires. Overloading a circuit—meaning too many appliances are running on one power circuit at a time—can cause wires to melt and become damaged and shorted. This common problem can be very dangerous, which is why many electricians recommend that, particularly in your kitchen and living room areas, circuits should run individually from separate power sources in order to prevent overloading.
Changing weather. The use of window AC units and space heaters, which use massive amounts of power, can wreak havoc on your circuits and overload them. In fact, AC units require so much power to function that even the units by themselves can overload a circuit. As with other sources of overloads, running these units on a separate circuit and with their own source of power can help prevent a bigger problem.
Old wiring. An emergency electrician is often called to address power overloads in older homes that have antiquated wiring, as this kind of overload is tough to diagnose and requires an electrician who is familiar with the way older homes are wired. Today’s homes are built to prevent problems like bathroom circuit overloads. In fact, new homes often include separate circuits for heavy-power usage rooms like the bathrooms, kitchen and family room areas.
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