Main Electrical Panel Upgrades and Replacement in Patchogue
The main electrical board is the central hub of your home’s electrical system, the distribution point for all the electrical circuits in your home.
On Long Island, many of the main electric panels are out dated and fail to meet the code compliance. If your main board fails, the loss of light, heat or AC, power to the refrigerator can cause distress in the home. A power loss will also disable alarms (security, smoke, for example) and put your family in danger.
Not only do you get peace of mind knowing your home and family are safe, our work is satisfaction guaranteed for 3 years. On the off chance that your panel gives you any inconvenience during that 3 year period, we will fix the issue free of charge. Our Patchogue electricians we ensure that all materials used will be up to code.
How Main Electrical Panels Work
The main electrical panel is located in a dry, out of the way area of your home. This is often the basement, a utility room, or garage. The power line from the house’s exterior connects to a power meter, which then goes directly to this box.
You will find rows of switches inside the box; these are called circuit breakers. These switches distribute the electricity coming into the house to smaller lines leading to different areas of the home.
On the inside door of the box is a label that shows which switches go to which outlets or large appliances in the house, as well as how much energy, or amps, is carried on the line.
Some large appliances, such as electric dryers or air conditioners, will have two or three switches to support the loads of electricity they require.
The main electrical panel will also have a switch that can turn off power to the entire system at once. This switch is your main circuit breaker.
Signs Your Main Electric Panel Needs a Check-up
If you have an old home, or if your electrical panel is more than 25 years old, you may have seen or heard signs that it needs service.
It may be time for an electrical panel upgrade if you notice these issues:
- Crackling sounds from the panel
- Circuit breakers with corrosion or rust on them
- The inside of the panel feels warm
- Appliances running at less than full power
- You have a fuse block panel or split-bus panel and no main breaker
An upgrade may also be the right choice if you find yourself using an extension cord a lot or if your system’s amperage is not sufficient to effectively power devices.
Should I Repair or Replace My Home's Electrical Panel?
Deciding to repair or replace your Patchogue home’s main electric panel begins with a consultation.
Our Patchogue electricians will examine your main panel and home electrical system. We will also assess your energy needs, verify the electrical panel’s age, and look for any safety concerns.
Some typical repairs for the main electrical panel include:
- Replacing circuit breakers
- Replacing the bus bar
- Rewiring the panel
- Relocating the panel due to safety concerns such as moisture near the box
At Bianco Electric, we are proud to serve the Patchogue and its communities. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality services and stand by our guarantee. Contact us at 631-888-WIRE (9473) to get your free quote on main electric panel repair and replacement in Patchogue.
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