Northern Virginia Electric Panel Upgrade
Your electrical panel, also known as a breaker panel or breaker box, is the heart of your electrical system. This device is responsible for preserving your home’s safety by shutting off circuits which become overloaded or draw too much current. While these panels can serve you for decades, it won’t last forever. Your panel needs to be repaired occasionally and even replaced after a while, which is a difficult job that you should trust a professional to make sure it’s done right.
Signs You Need An Upgrade
If your current service panel provides less than 200 amps of electricity, or the following situations sound familiar, call Infinite Electric at (540) 881-0473 to schedule an electric panel replacement in Northern Virginia.
We encourage you to upgrade your electrical panel if:
Your home has dimming lights. If the lights dim or flicker any time a major appliance comes on, you may need an upgrade to accommodate increased energy use.
The electric panel ever feels hot to the touch. If you find an abnormally high temperature on the outside surface of an electric panel, rest assured that the temperature is even higher, and usually much higher, inside the panel. This is not normal and potentially damaging. Components can become hot enough to melt and cause fire.
The electric panel is a Federal Pacific, Zinsco, I-T-E Pushmatic, or GTE/Sylvania brand. These panels have been known to cause electrical problems that have resulted in house fires. While they aren’t produced anymore, there are plenty of them still out there, and it’s important that you get them replaced as soon as possible.
The electric panel has a “split-bus” that was popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s. By themselves, split-bus panels aren’t unsafe. However, these types of panels haven’t been used for over 40 years. That puts them past their expected lifespan, meaning the circuit breakers may not trip as they are designed to.
Call (540) 881-0473 today to schedule an appointment for an electric panel upgrade!
A service panel upgrade is more than just a face lift for your electrical system. It’s a crucial safety measure that can make all the difference in preventing electrical fires. Infinite Electric’s licensed electricians are experts at what they do. Guided by years of field experience, they will use their knowledge to properly upgrade your system. And rest assured, they’ll do the job right the first time around.