Here at Dunlow Mechanical, we know that you care about your home or business, and we want to help you take the best possible care of it. In particular, we want to help you take care of your electrical system, including the electrical panel. Like every other part of your property, your electrical panel will not last forever, and will eventually need to be replaced. In this article, we will go over some key signs that you are due for an electrical panel replacement.
- Evidence of Electrical Fires in the Panel- One clear indicator that it’s time for an electrical panel replacement is evidence of electrical fires inside that panel. If you notice charring or burn marks around your circuit breakers or the panel starts to smell distinctly burnt, then you are definitely in need of an upgrade.
- Dim or Flickering Lights- Another sign that you may need electrical panel replacement is lights that dim or flicker when you use your other appliances. This is common in older homes where some of the wiring is not up to the power needs of modern appliances. If this is happening in your property, upgrading to a new electrical panel can make this issue stop, and will make the building much safer.
- Tripping Circuit Breakers- Lastly, if you find that your circuit breakers are tripping on a regular basis, you likely need an electrical panel replacement. A worn-out panel is more susceptible to power surges, causing your circuits to disconnect. To avoid this, we recommend giving us a call to have our team inspect your panel to make sure it’s working properly.