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    When to Replace the Circuit Breaker Panel

    Interested in securing your home’s electrical system? Start with your circuit breaker panel. Your  homeowner’s insurance requires you to replace the circuit breaker panel after 20 years for a good reason. An old one could be a danger to your home. Ask these questions so you can see if your circuit breaker panel needs to be replaced:

    Is Your Circuit Breaker Panel Out of Date?

    If your circuit breaker panel is out of date, it cannot effectively prevent power surges or circuit shortages. In fact, it is more likely to create problems. Old circuit breaker panels are hardly prepared for the demands of modern appliances in the first place.

    If you find that running two appliances at once trips the breaker consistently or there is a burning smell coming from your circuit breaker panel, the problem may be bigger than you think. The two most common out-of-date circuit breaker panels are Federal Pacific Electric panels and Zinsco panels. These panels are not equipped to handle the energy demands of modern homes and could overheat, spark, and lead to fires.

    Can My Circuit Breaker Panel Handle Today’s Electronics?

    Modern circuit breaker panels are more adept to handle the demands of today’s appliances. Perhaps the one that you have installed isn’t very old, but it’s simply getting overloaded. This would be a good reason to have it replaced as well.

    A circuit breaker panel that cannot handle the capacity that your home demands could be a fire hazard. The best option for your home is the Eaton Cutler Hammer panel. If you’re concerned about your circuit breaker panel, or if you don’t even know where to begin in securing your home’s electricity, call the qualified Orlando electricians at A-Lumination Electric today!

    Our technicians believe in making your home as safe as possible for you and your family. Call today at 407-298-1412 so you can get the best service.