Even though electrical panels are designed to last a very long time, an outdated panel can be very dangerous. For example, if your home was built before the 1970’s, there’s a chance you don’t have the power necessary to support all of your modern technology. In today’s world, electrical panels should have at least 150 amps.
Electrical Panel Warning Signs
If your electrical panel is exhibiting any of these warning signs, then it may be time for a panel repair or upgrade.
- Sparks or Burning Odor
- Malfunctioning Switches
- Federal Pacific Electrical (FPE) Panel
- Zinsco Panel
- Dimming and Flickering Lights
- Electrical Shocks From Switches and Outlets
- Burn Marks, Rust, or Corrosion
- Older Than 15 Years
Attempting an electrical panel upgrade or repair yourself could result in an electrical fire, so you want to enlist the help of a licensed and trained electrician for the job. Whether you need a repair or an upgrade, trust the experts at Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric, Plumbing & Electric for all your electrical panel needs.