MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘circuit breakers’

Is It Time to Replace Your Electrical Panel?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The electrical panel for a home (also known as a circuit breaker box or electrical box) is an essential part of keeping a residential electrical system working safely. All electrical currents entering your home must pass through this panel. When too much current flows through one of the circuits, threatening an electrical fire, it causes the switch for that circuit to trip, which cuts the connection and stops the electrical flow.

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Your Electrical Panel Does Need Regular Maintenance!

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The electrical panel is the center of the entire electrical system in your home, and if it doesn’t work, you won’t have electricity for your home. This is why it’s a good idea to upgrade an old electrical panel in a house to a new one, especially if the older panel still uses fuses rather than safer and more effective circuit breakers. Keep in mind that the amount of electricity that homes use today is much larger than it was only a decade ago, so it’s good planning to see that your panel can keep up with your household’s demands.

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