Electrical Panel Repair Odessa Tx
Is your home or office struggling to keep up with ever-increasing electricity requirements? Replacing your electrical panel may be needed to accommodate changes or an increase in needed power. Many residents in the Odessa Midland area end up replacing their residential or commercial circuit breaker panels for different reasons.
When an electrical panel is out of date or faulty, it can be a severe fire risk for the entire building. It may also damage sensitive electronics within the home, such as appliances.
4 Signs Your Electrical Panel Needs To Be Replaced
1. Your Panel Has Fuses Instead of Breakers
If your electrical panel uses a fusebox instead of circuit breakers, you should contact a licensed electrician to assess what will be involved in updating your electrical panel.
2. Electrical Circuits Are Overloaded
Chances are that your home now uses a lot more electricity than it was designed for. Modern homes use as much as twice the amount of electricity as older homes. This is primarily due to the increasing number of electronics found in the home. If you are using multiple surge protectors or splitters in each room, it’s possible that you may be overloading the circuit for that part of the house. Considering having a qualified Odessa electrician assess whether or not you need to update your electrical panel or add additional circuits to support the load.
3. New Appliance Installation
Thinking about having a new appliance installed, only to find out that it’s a 220v? Not a problem. Our electricians will find the safest and most cost-efficient way to ensure that your panel is capable of handling the load of new appliances. Installation of additional appliances may increase the amount of electricity used on a particular circuit, requiring a larger circuit breaker to be installed.
4. Faulty Wiring, OR No Ground
The way residential and commercial buildings are wired has changed drastically. Most homes and commercial buildings use grounded wires and GFCI outlets. Up-to-date circuit breakers and GFCI outlets drastically decrease the risk of electrocution. Fused panel boxes have no built-in safety features to prevent electrical shock.