Service Panel Upgrades

Do you know how old fuses are? To give you a good idea – the original patent for the first fuse panel was awarded to Thomas Edison in 1885. Like every other piece of technology, the fuse panel has been upgraded with modern advances over time. However, they haven’t been used in new construction since the early 1960s. At that time, there weren’t very many high-tech appliances in use. Because in this day and age, every home is equipped with advanced technology, so an old panel usually presents problems.


Signs Your Fuse Panel is in Poor Condition

It’s important for you to know the warning signs because a faulty service panel is not something to mess with:

  1. Flickering lights
  2. Arcing, or an electric sizzling sound coming from inside the unit

If you notice either of those two things, it’s not safe to ignore them. Arcing is a surge in electricity that can send incorrect voltages around your house. This means that appliances you have around your home could not function if they receive too little electricity, or overload and become a fire hazard if they get too much. Don’t take the risk. Call Thaw’s Electric.


Benefits of a New Circuit Breaker Box

Besides having a circuit breaker that can handle multiple electronic devices at once without overloading, upgrading your service panel has other advantages, as well.

  1. Insurance incentives: Because they are so outdated, insurance companies look at a home with a fuse panel and see an electrical fire just waiting to happen.
  2. Higher resale value: Homes that have a circuit breaker are more appealing to potential buyers
  3. Safety: With an old service panel, you run the risk of a fire in your home
Knowing all the potential hazards – and the benefits – it’s time to call Thaw's Electric for your service panel upgrade today!