An electrical panel is a series of fuses and circuit breakers that allow you to have power over all of the electrical components within your home. The electrical panel is responsible for dividing your electrical power into different circuits, all of which are individually protected by a circuit breaker.
Below is a list of signs that your home’s electrical panel may be in need of an upgrade:
Faulty Wiring Issues: One of the most common reasons we see residential fires is faulty wiring. The older your home is, the higher the risk of suffering a house fire from faulty wiring. Older wiring may not be up to our modern code standards, and wire insulation and other protective materials will weaken and deteriorate over time. Avoid this problem by having Texas Electrical out to your home to inspect your wiring and electrical panel. Some of the signs of faulty wiring include: Sparking or blackened outlets, a burning smell, flickering or dimming lights.
New Appliances: Whenever you start adding large/major appliances to your home, it is important to think about the impact this may have on your electrical system. Your home’s electrical panel only can accommodate so much electricity running through it before it will be problematic. This is why older wiring can be so dangerous, because 20, even 10 years ago, we were not as reliant on electrical devices. How many computers do you have in your home? What about large TVs? Now think about your washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, the list goes on and on. Make sure you are not overloading your circuits with Texas Electrical today!
Extension Cord Madness: If all of the circuits in your home are loaded with extension cords and power strips, you are over extending your home’s electrical power. It because a fire hazard when all of your circuits become overloaded and you run multiple electronic devices at a time. Instead of causing a danger for your home and family, contact us today to explore your options to have your home’s electrical power improved.
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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. For all of your electrical needs, contact Texas Electrical today!
Texas Electrical Residential Contractors, LLC.
12031 Reedcrest St
Houston, TX 77085