Fuse Panel to Breaker Panel change
• Tired of replacing blown fuses?
• Want a safer electrical service panel?
• Insurance companies send you a letter?
• Renovating, and need additional circuit for your house?
Any of the above is a valid reason to replace your dated fuse box to a new circuit breaker panel. We have completed hundreds of panel changes over years in the business, in addition GCCElectric can efficiently coordinate with ESA inspectors and the Hydro Authority to disconnect and reconnect your power to safely change your electrical service all within the same day, with minimal downtime.
Old Breaker panel to New Breaker panel change
A panel upgrade or “panel change” is usually required to alleviate a problem with the existing panel. Sometimes a breaker might overheat to the point that the buss bar in a panel gets burned. The conductors between the meter and panel may become loose and burn out the main lugs. Other common reasons to change out an existing panel are due to obsolescence and outdated technology. Split-buss panels, cheap builder-grade panels, panels contaminated by water, paint and corrosive environments are often candidates for replacement. Panels long ago manufactured by FPE have many issues and are considered a hazard by many in the industry.
Electric panels are the heart of your electrical system. When your electrical panel goes out almost everything shuts down or worse yet a fire.
Electrical panels typically last 20-25 years. Sure signs of a failure in your electrical panel are flickering lights and excess heat at the circuit breakers.
If you see any of those signs call us immediately.
Whole House Surge Protector Installations
A power surge can follow any wire into a home and threaten phone, fax, computers, televisions and other equipment. Many homeowners have a false assumption that surge protection is simply a matter of plugging their devices into a low-cost, multi-outlet surge suppressor.
Do not be fooled…
If you want to protect devices plugged into outlets anywhere in the home, install a whole home surge protection system. This protection must be hard-wired into the main electrical panel by a licensed electrician. Use smaller whole house surge protection for delicate circuitry, telephone and cable lines. Use the multi-outlet power strip surge protection as your backup to absorb any excess power that seeps through the primary protection.