A home’s electrical panel should have a lengthy lifespan but just like everything, it can’t last forever. Here are some of the determining factors that your breaker box requires repair or replacement. 


Dimming or Flickering Lights 

If your lights aren’t connected to a dimmer switch they should never dim or flicker. If you do notice your lights dimming and or flickering, especially when you are using a high powered electronic, such as a blow dryer or vacuum, this is a sign that you have an issue with your electrical panel and need to contact an electrician. A professional electrician can survey your home’s electrical panel and determine if your home has the ability to power your household’s need or if it is time to replace it with a higher capacity model. 


Heat or Smell From The Electrical Panel 

If you ever notice heat or a burning smell coming from your electrical panel this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately. Generally, heat and burning smells are indicators that there is damaged or exposed wires that can cause house fires. It is recommended in this scenario to replace the breaker box and have your entire home evaluated. 


Circuit Breakers Frequently Trip 

It’s not uncommon to occasionally overload a circuit and have to manually reset it at your breaker box. However, if you are finding yourself frequently having to reset your circuits for normal amounts of electrical usage this is a sign that you need to have an electrician take a closer look at your electrical panel’s capacity.  


Outdated Breaker Boxes Houston, TX 

Modern families electrical needs have evolved far past the needs of families even only 20 years ago. These days most families have multiple televisions, computers, kitchen appliances, washers and dryers and expect to people able to run them all at once without any issues. If you update your breaker box, explain to your electrician how much power you use to ensure you get a system strong enough to work for you. 


Does your Houston home’s electrical panel need repair or replacement?  

Texas Electrical proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to, Bellaire, Houston, Katy, Piney Point Village, Southside Place, Hedwig Village, Hunters Creek Village, Missouri City, Richmond and West University Place. 




Texas Electrical Residential Contractors, LLC. 

12031 Reedcrest St
Houston, TX 77085 

(713) 721-4669