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Is it Time to Replace your Panel?

Electrical panels are the central hub of a home's electrical system. They distribute power throughout your property and protect against electrical overloads. However, like any other system, they require regular maintenance, and eventually, replacement to ensure they operate safely and efficiently.

When to Replace Your Electrical Panel

We recommend assessing your panel for replacement every 25-30 years.

You should consider replacing your electrical panel if you notice any of the following signs:

  • Frequent Circuit Breaker Trips: This could indicate that your electrical panel can no longer handle the electrical load of your home.

  • Flickering or Dimming Lights: This may suggest that your panel is struggling to distribute power consistently.

  • Burn Marks or Burning Smell Near Panel: These are serious signs that your panel could be a fire hazard.

  • Outdated or Insufficient Panel Capacity: Older panels may not meet the power needs of modern appliances and devices.

Maintenance Tips for Electrical Panels

Regular maintenance is crucial for the longevity and safety of your electrical panel. Here are some tips to keep your panel in top shape:

  • Inspect Your Panel Regularly: Look for any signs of wear, damage, or overheating.

  • Ensure Proper Clearance: Keep at least three feet of space clear in front of your panel for safety and accessibility.

  • Label All Components: Clearly mark each circuit in your panel for easy identification during maintenance and emergencies.

  • Avoid Overloading Circuits: Be mindful of the electrical load on each circuit to prevent overloading and potential hazards.


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