Murrieta Residential Main Panel

The Electrical Panel may be known by several different names: Breaker Box, Electrical Box, Service Panel, Main Service, Main Panel, Meter Box, All-In-One Panel, etc. We just refer to it as your Panel. Electric Panel replacement is necessary for many homes in Murrieta and surrounding areas. And the reason is that it is an essential part of your building that must be kept in good working order.

As the equipment that distributes the electricity throughout your building, your electric panel is an essential part of your home. If it isn’t working properly, then you need to replace your electrical panel or risk damaging your equipment or even starting electrical fires in the home. Don’t take any risks with electricity, call Discount Service Electric today at 951-547-1444 or request an Electrical Visit online.

Signs Your Main Panel Needs an Upgrade

1. You are Still Using Fuses instead of Circuit Breakers

Both fuses and circuit breakers are used to prevent overloads in your home’s electrical system, however fuses are an outdated way to manage the flow of electrical currents and weren’t designed to manage the load requirements of newer homes and appliances. Plus, once a fuse blows, it has to be replaced leaving you without power for any part of your home. Also remember that some insurance companies will not cover homes that use fuses because of the potential fire risks.

Circuit breakers on the other hand simply have to be reset if there is a break in the electrical current. They are designed to be safer and they work more efficiently in protecting your home from electrical fires. Seeking the advice of a qualified Murrieta Electrician like Discount Service Electric can give you peace of mind about your electrical panel.

2. Your Main Panel and Breakers are Obsolete

If your Main Service Panel has Obsolete Circuit Breakers like Federal Pacific, Zinsco, and Pushmatic, you should upgrade your main service. This means that your panel could be more than 40 years old. Most of these brands were put into production as early as 1930, and continued up through the 60’s and 70’s. Replacement breakers may be available for these brands, but they are usually much more expensive because the manufacturing rights have been sold to larger companies, and the panels themselves are not being produced anymore. If you have a panel with these breakers in it, you could be at a higher risk for any of the following:

  • Loose connections
  • Nuisance tripping
  • Inability to reset after the breaker trips
  • Poor internal connection to the bus bars

3. Too Many Power Strips & Extension Cords

If you have a lot of power strips and extension cords in your home or office, you are at a higher risk for overloading your electrical system and even for fire. Upgrading your circuit breaker panel helps you to ensure that each circuit and plug is getting the required amount of power to keep your devices and home safe. (Also ask about our GFCI Installation or installing additional outlets).

4. New Appliance or Solar Installation

When installing larger appliances such as Swimming Pools, Solar Electric Systems or HVAC Systems, you should ensure that your electrical panel can manage the energy consumption needed by your new equipment. At Discount Service Electric, our Technicians will help ensure that your electrical panel is up to the task by installing one of our 200A (225A Rated) Energy-Max Solar-Ready Main Panels.

5. Faulty Wiring

Faulty wiring is one of the main causes of residential fires in the U.S., so if you notice any of these issues, then it’s time to upgrade:

  • Flickering lights
  • Slight shock when you touch an appliance
  • Sparking when you plug in an appliance or device
  • Discolored, or burnt-looking, power outlets

Peace of Mind

Considering the long-term safety and value of your home, a properly working and inspected electrical panel will leave you worrying less about electrical safety and enjoying more time with friends and family. At Discount Service Electric we want you to be safe and happy.

Our Electrical Technicians are ready and waiting to help you upgrade your electrical panel and enjoy a safer home or business, so call us today at 547-1444 or request an Electrical Visit online with one of our Murrieta area Electrical Technicians online.