Electrical Panel Upgrades


The electrical panel is the heart of any electrical system. It distributes power coming into your home through circuits. Each circuit is protected by a breaker. Breakers trip when a circuit draws to much power. If you keep tripping a breaker, you need to get it looked at!

 

It is important that the breaker be the right size for the circuit it protects. Hot, buzzing, or constantly tripping breakers are signs of trouble in your panel. It is important to maintain and check your electrical panel regularly to prevent major damage. JC Electrical Services technicians perform panel checks on every service call and provide maintenance. We look for signs of wear and tighten all your connections. We do this because we feel strongly that your safety should come first.

 

Is your panel overloaded? The modern home is full of high-tech and high-power electronics and appliances that the original home builder may not have anticipated. Subsequently, many older homes with original panels are overloaded and present a major fire risk. Priority Electric technicians use a special meter to test every suspect panel and heat guns to check panel temperatures. Overloaded panels generate heat before they short or burn which helps us catch problems before they become dangerous and costly.

 

Do you have Federal Pacific or Zinsco panels? If so you need to replace them as they are not safe. Federal Pacific panels were installed by the thousands in the 1970’s and 80’s. Unfortunately, the Federal Pacific design (copied by Zinsco) was faulty and overloaded circuit breakers fail or melt instead of “tripping”. This led to many house fires, a class action lawsuit, and then bankruptcy for the company. Many of these dangerous and obsolete panels are still in use throughout the Austin area.

 

Learn more about the dangers of these obsolete panels by clicking the following links:

Federal Pacific: Federal Pacific or

Zinsco Panels:  Zinsco

 

Get it done today. Call us and we will have a certified electrician in a fully-stocked truck at your door. We will provide an upfront price and do the work right the first time. Guaranteed. (512) 800-4117.