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A large number of older buildings in and around Oklahoma City have out-of-date fuse boxes that are not designed for today’s modern electronics.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.
There are many ways to test a circuit breaker connection, but multimeters are some of the most efficient ways to do this. This involves touching the breaker’s terminal screw with one of the multimeter’s prongs and touching the ground screw with the other prong. However, as with all electric work, checking circuit breaker connections should only be done by a licensed electrician.
Some signs your electrical breaker needs to be replaced include:
- Burning smells coming from the panel.
- Circuit breakers keep tripping.
- Visible damage to the panel such as rust or scorching.
- Buzzing noises coming from the panel.
- Flickering lights.
Most circuit breakers last between 15-20 years, but some can last up to 40 years if they are properly maintained. After this point, they can stop working properly and can even become a fire hazard. However, you may need to have your circuit breaker replaced sooner if you notice any damage to the panel, burning smells or flickering/dimming lights in your home.
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