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Electrical Panel Upgrade, Repair, or Replacement
Electrical Panel Types and some problems you need to be aware of.
Breaker panels come in a variety of styles and are used in all new homes. Circuit Breakers have a big advantage over fuses in that if thy are tripped they can be easily reset by simply flipping the switch to the offf position and then back to the on position. Even though the panel in your home may be of the breaker type, there are a couple of brand panels that are condidered un-safe. If your panel is a Federal or Zinsco brand , you may be interested in the links provided below on some reports covering the safety issues with these panels. Banks Electric highly recommends upgradeing the electrical panel if your home has one of these panels installed.
Your electrical panel is one of the most important safety devices installed in your home. Electrical panels do more than distribute electrical power to the many different devices thru your home, they protect you against electrical shorts and circuits overloads that can cause a fire. If one of these conditions occur within the wiring of your home the electrical panel will open up that circuit by means of a fuse or breaker and therefore cutting off power until the condition has been repaired.
Home Inspection Video on Federal Pacific Electrical Panels
Home Inspection Video on Zinsco Electrical Panels
PDF Summary of Finding concerning Federal Pacific Electric Panels
PDF Summary of Findings concerning Zinsco Electric Panels
Common issues that can be related to a faulty electrical panel:
Dimming of Lights
Loss of power to part or entire house
Burnt smell from electrical panel
Excessive heat generating from electrical panel