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Electrical Panel Upgrades

electrical panel upgradesElectrical panel upgrades are an important part of every homeowners responsibility. Whether the electric panel is old and outdated panel or is simply just not up to electrical code, electric panels should be upgraded in either case. The licensed electrical contractors at Got Watts Electric & Solar™ have skills needed to get the job done right the first time.

A few indications that you may need a panel upgrade are flickering lights and breakers that always seem to trip. Both of these could be a safety hazard and could cause smoke or fire which could harm you or one of the members of your family.

So what is an electrical panel anyway? All the power that comes into your home originates from the utility department first, then to your electric service. From there it goes to your electrical panel or sometimes called your breaker box or breaker panel. At the electrical panel, electricity is distributed in wires (or electrical circuits) to different locations throughout your home, providing you power wherever you need it.

You may not have a panel with circuit breakers; you may have an outdated fuse panel or even worse an electrical panel that has lost its UL approval because they have been proven to cause fires. If your home is older than 20 years old, there could be a chance you have one of these panels in your home.

There a couple of manufacturers of electrical panels that went out of business as they were forced to close by UL because they made inferior and dangerous products. Unfortunately, many of these panels and breakers are still in thousands of homes.

Circuit breakers are designed to shut off quickly if there is ever an electrical problem detected, usually in just a fraction of a second. This keeps you and your family safe from electrocution, electric shock, and potential house fires. With the old-style breakers, some of them will not trip under a test load for at least one minute; some did not trip (turn off) at all.

Problems arise from electrical panels for many reasons. We will list just a few below:

  • Loose connections
  • Burnt connections
  • Double tapped circuits
  • Old Outdated Fuses
  • Not UL approved

Unfortunately, we have seen just that in many of the homes in the East Bay Area. If your home is in need of a panel upgrade, then call Got Watts Electric & Solar™ today. We will send one of our expert electricians to your home and give you a complete evaluation.

Please contact Got Watts Electric & Solar™ right away at (925) 421-0411 or use our online form to request an appointment to see how our expert residential electricians can help you with electric panel upgrades!

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Office Address:

Got Watts Electric & Solar

2250 Commerce Ave C

Concord, CA 94520

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