Your home’s electrical system functions just like your body with different systems working together to sustain life. Circuits and wiring carry electricity through your home just like veins and arteries carry oxygen rich blood through your body. Electricity is the lifeblood of your home carrying current to your appliances, computers, television and heating/cooling units.
Without a healthy functioning heart blood will not travel effeciently, the same is true of a properly functioning electrical panel. The panel is the heart of your home’s electrical system and if not functioning properly, the entire system will not work exposing your home and family to possible danger.
Just as your heart can develop problems due to age, diet and genetics, panels can also deteriorate, become less efficient and expose your home to electrical issues or fire. There are millions of homeowners with panels over 40 years old that may no longer protect against overcurrents and short circuits. Two major brands of electrical panel have outdated manufacturing and/or design flaws that can put your home at risk. Federal Pacific Electric and Zinsco are two companies that have these flaws. Even if your panel is made by another company, panels need an occasional check up just like your heart. 1st Call Electric specializes in evaluating and upgrading electrical panels to maximize energy efficiency and keep your home and family safe.