Darren Lance Electric LLC of Flagstaff – Electrical Contractor, Installation
Rebuilding or repairing your circuit breakers can prevent uncalled for downtime, and in many cases, it is more cost-effective than replacing your existing equipment. Our experience ensures that we can perform top quality repairs, modifications, rebuilding and maintenance on most circuit breakers, and larger frame molded case breakers, of all brands and vintages. An electric panel upgrade is exactly what its name implies. It is an upgrade from the existing electrical panel. With all the new appliances and technical devices we now have in our homes, We find that older homes might not have sufficient power or grounding available to handle the increased demand. Therefore, a “service change” is required. This includes not only an upgrade in your electric panel, but an upgrade in your meter socket, and the wire size between the meter and panel, grounding rods, water and gas bonds, city, and power company inspections.
A panel change out is usually required to alleviate a problem with an existing panel. Sometimes, a breaker might overheat to the point that it will not trip, and the buss bar in a panel gets burned. The conductors between the meter and panel may become loose and burn out the main lugs — this is especially common when aluminum conductors were used.
When you plugged in your new refrigerator, cranked up the air conditioner, or turned your computer to read this page, you probably didn’t put a lot of thought to the wires carrying the electricity. Few people do. After all, your home’s electrical system is hidden in the walls. Despite how forgettable it is, it is imperative to keep track of your home wiring no matter when your home was built or where you live — especially if you live in an older home. Thirty-nine thousand house fires and 350 deaths each year in the U.S. are caused by faulty home wiring and other electrical equipment, such as extension cords, lighting, and plugs, according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you need professional panel upgrades in the Flagstaff, AZ area, then call us today at (928)853-9594!