Upgrading Your Old Electrical Panel near Oklahoma City
When do you need to explore electrical panel upgrades for your home?
A large number of older buildings in and around Oklahoma City have out-of-date fuse boxes that are not designed for today’s modern electronics. This causes frequent tripping of fuses. In other cases, homes with older panels do not have enough room to handle additional breakers for new electronic devices. This means overloaded sections and power outages throughout your house.
Edge Electric provides electrical panel upgrades and additions to keep your home safe and keep the lights on.
An electrical service panel is the connection between the external wires that supply energy to your house and the internal wiring in your house. It is usually a steel box and serves as the main point of distribution from which electricity is allocated throughout the house. An electrical service panel is also known as a breaker panel, load center, service panel or breaker box.
The different types of electrical panels include:
- Main Breaker Panel: This panel controls the circuit breakers and power for all areas of a building. It also prevents overheating and protects the structure’s wires and appliances.
- Fuse Box: This type of panel was commonly used in homes constructed in the 70’s. They consist of small fuses that short out if there is a sudden burst of electrical current.
- Main Lug Panel: This type of panel does not have a main breaker, rather the wires run into lugs.
- Sub Panel: This type of panel is a good option if you need multiple circuits in a certain area in a building. It allows you more control of the electrical system by letting you adjust how electricity is dispersed.
Our expert licensed technicians can help answer any question you may have on electrical panels in the Oklahoma City area. Contact Edge Electric online now and we will be in touch shortly!
Until 2008, a rule was in force that limited the amount of circuits a panel could have to 42. The code was enacted when, in order to account for more energy use, unsafe bypass features would be installed on old panels. With the widespread use of more modern safe panelboards, in 2008 the 42 circuit code rule was redacted. You can now have as many as 84 circuit places on a panel, and typically homes will have 100 or 200-amp breaker boxes. For more information on electrical panels, we are here for you. Contact us online and one of Edge Electric’s highly trained technicians will be happy to assist you.
The Advantage of an Edge Electric Electrical Panel
All of our panels are installed by expert electricians and designed to provide you excellent service. When you call on Edge Electric, you’re ensuring that your circuit panels will be:
Safe – Our breaker panels provide a way to interface with your electrical setup without danger of electrocution.
Easy – Modern circuit breakers are easy to test and tend to, and don’t require an experienced electrician to figure out how to operate it.
Convenient – Breakers require little maintenance or replacement parts, meaning you won’t need a trip to the hardware store for fuses ever again!
Efficient – Through quality energy management technology, there’s no danger of energy loss.
Every Edge Electric installation, inspection and upgrade comes with an assessment of your home’s energy consumption and wiring before every job, meaning that your savings and safety are always at the top of our list. Contact us online or call (405) 691-3343 today for service!
Upgrading Obsolete Panels
If your home was built between 1950 and 1990, it may be equipped with a Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) circuit breaker panel. These panels contain Stab-Lok circuit breakers, which have since revealed to be a significant risk for malfunction and fire. While Federal Pacific is perhaps the most common outdated equipment, there are others. To avoid emergencies and make sure you’re in compliance with the National Electrical Code, call Edge Electric immediately if your home has:
Fuse Block or other outdated types