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Is It Time to Replace My Electrical Panel?

The electrical panel in your home is there to ensure that electricity is delivered throughout the electrical system in a safe, reliable manner. In some cases, you may find that your existing panel is not able to do this job any longer. When that time comes, you need to hire a trained, professional electrician to replace your electrical panel.

If your electrical panel is not functioning exactly as it is supposed to, you are not going to be able to use electricity safely in your home. We can evaluate your panel and determine if a full replacement is your best option. Here are a few signs of trouble to look out for.

  1. Frequently tripping breakers. There is no denying that simply flipping a breaker switch in order to reset the circuit is much more convenient than changing out a fuse. Don’t let the convenience lead you to think that frequently tripped breakers are normal, though. If you are constantly resetting breakers, then it may be time to replace the panel.
  2. Burn marks. Malfunctioning electrical equipment and lead to fires, which is why you need to have nay problems with your panel resolved as soon as possible. If you smell a burning odor coming from the panel, or if you notice burn marks in the breaker box, contact us immediately.
  3. Breakers fail to reset. If a circuit breaker will not reset, it may be due to the fact that a problem is triggering the breaker not to. This is actually just a sign that the breaker is doing its job. However, if you are having trouble with breakers that won’t reset, it could be a problem with the panel itself. Only a professional electrician can determine the cause of the problem with certainty.

Let G & S Heating Cooling & Electric handle your electrical services in Everett, WA.

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