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Your breaker panel is the brain of your home’s electrical system. It controls every circuit in your house and need to be in working condition to maintain safe and efficient electricity when you need it.
In older homes, upgrading your electrical panel not only protects you against fire hazards, it also affords you the ability to add circuits for upgrades and added electrical components that maybe were not available at the time your home was built.
There are a handful of reasons you might want to consider changing your breaker panel.
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Our licensed and insured Fort Lauderdale electricians have the tools and experience to handle any panel replacement or upgrade, whether it’s residential or commercial.
If your breaker panel is in good condition, but you just need some added breakers or need to rewire or replace some components, we can help you too. We can rewire your existing panel, move your breaker panel, help with proper labeling and identification of circuits, and even service underground electrical components.
Older panels used to run two circuits into a single breaker, which is a hazard and also hinders the electrical current to the destination. This can spread to other connected circuits and cause problems all throughout the home.
In newer homes, electrical panels are built with dedicated circuit for each large appliance like washers and dryers, refrigerators and ranges. When upgrading, it’s critical to identify which breakers need their own dedicated circuit as to avoid overloading the circuits.
Some other symptoms of a bad breaker panel are:
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, you should consider calling us to discuss an upgrade. We will come to your house or business and do a complete inspection to make sure the panel is the problem.
The process to upgrade your panel is complicated and should only be performed by a licensed electrician. Each wire and circuit needs to be labeled and identified to make sure the new panel is installed properly with no crossed wires.
Once the breakers are all removed, the main panel is disconnected and removed and the new panel is prepped for install. One by one, the wires are attached to the new panel, being careful to match the correct circuit to each breaker. Mixing up wires is easy to do, and the results can be catastrophic. This definitely isn’t a DIY job.