Electric Panel Repair in Richland Hills
The average American home currently consumes approximately 24% more electricity than homes in 1978. This is primarily due to the increased number of appliances and electronics in the average home. If your home was built before the 1990’s the increase in electrical demand may be unsafely overloading your electrical panel. This electrical overload can lead to to serious malfunctions, damage, and risk of fire and you may be in need of an electric panel repair.
Signs You May Need an Electric Panel Repair:
- An electrical panel provides less than 200 amps
- An electrical panel contains screw-in fuses
- Fuses routinely blow
- A breaker trips during the use of multiple small or large appliances simultaneously
- Frequently flickering lights
- Use of multiple extension cords due to insufficient outlets
A damaged, or overloaded electrical panel is a fire hazard. Overloaded labels do not adequately protect your home and appliances from the large amount of electricity that is delivered to the average home. The risks associated with an outdated electrical panel are resolved with an electrical panel repair or upgrade.
Each electrical circuit is protected by a circuit breaker. However, in older homes, electric panels may use screw-in fuses rather than breakers. When a circuit is overloaded or shorts out, breakers are designed to turn off, cutting off the electrical current to the affected circuit. This prevents overheating, fire and potential shock. Older electrical panels are not equipped to respond in the same way, increasing the risk of shock and fire.
Contact us at (817) 697-2033 for professional electrical services and repair in Richland Hills.