Electrical issues, including faulty electrical wiring, are the most common causes of serious property damage. Providing proper electrical system maintenance is the best way to ensure the safety and security of your home and family, and to avoid house fires, electrocution, and even death.
The electric panel, which is also called the fuse box or breaker panel, serves as the heart of your home’s electrical system. Without this component, the electrical system of your home wouldn’t function, because it serves as the main power line and connection to your home’s entire circuit system.
When there are excessive electrical loads, the panel disconnects the circuits by tripping the circuit breaker. However, just like any other component of your home, electrical service panels also undergo natural wear and tear, leading to malfunction of this important function, which can be extremely dangerous to your home, property, and the safety of your family. In this article, our team at Miami Electric Masters will discuss the various warning signs of a faulty electrical panel, and when you should contact your electrician for an electrical panel replacement or repair.
Dim or Flickering Indoor Lights
The only reason your lights should become dimmer is if you have a dimmer switch installed. If you notice your lights becoming dimmer and do not have a dimmer switch, there may be a problem with your electrical service panel. The dimming and flickering of lights may occur when some appliances are in use and usually means that you need to have your electrical panel replaced or repaired.
Malfunctioning Circuit Breaker
The main job of the circuit breaker is to interrupt the flow of electricity in the chance of electrical loads. In normal circumstances, this happens automatically—although a malfunctioning circuit breaker will fail to activate properly. This is dangerous, as it’s important that the electricity flow stops during certain dangerous circumstances in order to prevent a fire or other serious issues. While broken circuit breakers may not require you to replace the whole electrical service panel, you still need an electrician to perform a diagnosis, repairs, or a replacement.
Circuit Breakers Trip Regularly
Older homes were built in compliance with different electrical system standards than the ones we use today. This means that your home may not be able to accommodate multiple devices such as HDTVs and air conditioners, tablets, and modern videogame systems. If you’ve noticed you’re your circuit breakers are often overloading (and the power is frequently cut off), it may be time for an electrical panel upgrade.
Your Electrical Service Panel Feels Warm
If your service panel feels warm to touch and gives off a burning smell, don’t hesitate to contact an electrician to inspect your home immediately. Hot service panels or chemical, burning smells can mean that the wiring or the electrical panel is faulty and at risk of causing serious damage to your home.
Your Trusted Electricians in Miami
If your Miami home has old fuses or an overloaded circuit breaker that can no longer handle your electrical needs, you may need an electrical panel upgrade. Miami Electric Masters can provide exceptional electrical panel replacement and other types of electrical service within Miami and other nearby areas.
Aside from having experienced and highly trained electricians available to work on your home 24/7 with utmost efficiency and compliance, there are many reasons why our team is the best-qualified electrical maintenance company to help you with your needs. Here’s a list of some of the other benefits you’ll receive when choosing Miami Electric Masters:
- On-time appointments and efficient service delivery tailored to your unique needs
- Two-year warranty on our workmanship
- Reasonably-priced top quality electrical panel replacement from leading manufacturers
- Fully stocked trucks to complete electrical jobs smoothly
To know more about our electrical services, feel free to give us a call to speak with a representative. You can also get a free, in-home estimate by filling out this online form.