Electric SYSTEM And Electric PANEL Upgrades

Electrical Panel Upgrades in Pittsburgh

Electric System and Electric Panel Upgrades in Pittsburgh, PA

Your electrical panel is a vital component of your home’s electrical system, as it controls the flow of electrical current throughout every circuit in your house. Typically, you’ll find the electrical panel in a lesser-used area of your home, such as the basement.
It might be time to consider an electric system or electric panel upgrade if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Tripping Breakers: If you can’t simultaneously use high-power devices like a hairdryer and a dishwasher without tripping a breaker, your electrical panel may be overloaded.
  • Flickering Lights: If your lights flicker or dim whenever you use specific appliances, it’s a sign that your electrical panel may not be providing sufficient power.
  • Blown Fuses: Frequent blown fuses are indicative of electrical panel problems.
  • Buzzing Sounds: Unusual buzzing sounds coming from your electrical panel should not be ignored.
  • Unexplained Electrical Problems: Any unexplained electrical issues may point to an underlying problem with your electrical panel.

Modern gadgets and appliances can easily overwhelm the electrical systems in many older homes. Electrical panels have a maximum capacity, and if your electricity demands exceed this limit, an upgrade may be necessary.

Homes with electrical panels installed as recently as the 1980s may also have components that have aged and deteriorated, potentially posing hazards and safety risks. At Waldron Electric, we can assess the condition of your current electrical panel and provide expert recommendations to increase efficiency and ensure a safe electrical environment for your home or business. Measures such as tamper-resistant grounded receptacles, GFCI receptacles, grounded switches, and digital dimmers can be installed to enhance the safety and performance of your electrical system.

Any work related to the electrical system of your home or business should always be handled by a professional electrician. The experts at Waldron Electric are trained and certified to handle various electrical services. For more information or to request a free estimate, contact us today.

What is a Circuit Breaker Panel?

A circuit breaker panel is a critical element in ensuring the safe operation of a building’s electrical system. It serves as the primary source of electricity distribution for a building. The role of a circuit breaker is to deliver electricity to the circuits that require it. However, circuit breakers have a predetermined limit on the amount of electricity they can handle at any given time. When an electrical current spikes to an unsafe level, the circuit breaker trips, breaking the circuit and preventing an overload of dangerous electricity from flowing through the building’s wiring system.

Because circuit breaker panels are essential to a building’s electrical system, they require professional handling, including circuit breaker repairs and panel maintenance. Whether repairs are needed due to electrical wear or a power outage, it’s crucial that they be carried out by a licensed, professional electrician. A trained electrician has the necessary tools, knowledge, and experience to ensure that all wiring is connected correctly and that everything is in proper working order.

For more information about our service plans or to discuss your specific needs, please contact Waldron Electric today. Your safety and electrical system performance are our top priorities.

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