If you’re experiencing one of these signs, it’s probably time to contact Bright Future Electric for electrical panel replacement in Orlando.

Your electrical panel is the part of your electrical system that receives power from the national electrical grid. When the power enters your home the electricity is distributed throughout your electrical system, powering your outlets, lights, HVAC, and more. Electrical panels typically last for several decades before they need to be replaced. In this blog, we will discuss some of the common signs that you need to schedule service with our licensed electricians for an electrical panel replacement in Orlando.

4 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Electrical Panel

Your Lights Flicker When Large Appliances Turn On

If you live in an older home and have never updated your electrical system, then the system that you currently use was designed to support older appliances and the reduced power consumption that was more common in years past. It’s likely that your electrical panel doesn’t support your current needs. 

If you see lights in your home dim when larger appliances such as your air conditioner, furnace, or vacuum cleaner turn on, your current electrical panel may need an upgrade.

Frequently Tripping Circuit Breakers

If the electrical demands of your home exceed the capacity of your electrical panel or if your panel is aging, you may begin to notice that the breakers are tripping frequently. While there are many reasons that you can experience tripping breakers, if there’s no easy explanation for the cause your next step should be to work with a qualified electrician to assess the issue.

Burning Smells Or Signs Of Fire

The heat from bad breakers or old wiring can melt the protective insulation around electrical wires. These exposed wires can cause scorch marks and melting inside your electrical panel and can potentially cause electrical arcs and fires. If you notice any of the following, contact an electrician right away:

  • Scorch or burn marksElectrical Panel Replacement In Orlando
  • Melting insulation
  • Burning smells
  • The smell of melting plastic

You Still Have A Fuse Box

Before modern electrical panels, home electrical systems used fuse boxes. If you aren’t sure if your home has an electrical panel or a fuse box, it’s easy to check and see since they are both very different. 

The primary difference is that a fuse box will have small, circular fuses for each circuit, while an electrical panel will have switches. Fuse boxes no longer meet minimum requirements for electrical code, so if you have one it’s time for a new panel to be installed.

Do You Need An Electrical Panel Replacement In Orlando?

If you’re not sure if it’s time for a new electrical panel, one of our licensed electricians would be happy to come to your home and evaluate the condition of your existing panel. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!