Expert Electrical Panel Services in Atlanta
Taking Care of the Heart of Your Electrical System
Your electrical panel is the main distribution point for your home’s electrical circuits. This metallic box is the heart of your electrical system. And, like your heart, when it stops functioning properly, it means trouble.
If your electrical panel needs to be replaced or upgraded, R.S. Andrews’ clean, screened, trained, and timely electricians are ready to help with a panel inspection, replacement or any other electrical needs.
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Does Your Electrical Panel Need An Update?
Electrical panels have a useful service life of about 20 years. However, there are factors that may signal the need for a replacement or upgrade sooner.
Common Electrical Panel Warning Signs:
- Flickering or dimming lights—even after changing bulbs
- Constantly tripping breakers
- Blown fuses
- Circuit surges
- Crackling or buzzing sounds from the electrical panel
- Smell of overheated wires coming from the electrical panel
- Discolored electrical panel
- Visible rust on the electrical panel
- Issues with recently installed appliances, electronics, or systems
RS Andrews electricians can also help you relocate an electrical panel to a safer location if necessary.
Dangerous Electrical Panels
If your home has an electrical panel from this list, you need to call R.S. Andrews now to schedule a panel inspection. One of our clean, screened, trained, and timely electricians will assess your panel and recommend an appropriate replacement. Here’s why:
Challenger Challenger panels have lost their UL listing as well. Their panels are very similar to Zinsco. Their biggest issue with them is overheating or melting of the breakers. Some insurance companies are now requiring Challenger panels to be replaced.
FEDERAL PACIFICOne in four of these breakers have tested defective, or will not properly trip, causing a fire hazard.
ZINSCOWhile few of these breakers are still in use, we find them occasionally. They proved incapable of handling heavier loads, allowing electricity to melt wires, creating a fire risk.
SYLVANIASylvania panels are essentially Zinsco panels with a different logo. If you have one of these breakers, they are uninsurable.
ITE/BULLDOG PUSHMATICThese are so old replacement parts are no longer available. Without regular use and service, these grease-fed breakers are difficult to operate. If you have one, you need an update.