An electrical panel can be called many different things: breaker box, electric box, electric board, circuit breaker, breaker board, service box, and breaker panel.
An aging electrical panel isn’t the only time for an upgrade. Maybe you just purchased a new electrical appliance or discovered you are overloading your current electrical panel. Whatever the reason, electrical panel upgrades are something to look forward to. At Alliance Expert Services, we are your Oklahoma City, electrical panel contractors. From troubleshooting and repairs to full replacements, our expert staff is here to help.
Your electrical panel may need service if:
- the wires are melted or hot to the touch
- the fuses blow
- breakers trip constantly
- a breaker won’t trip
- lights are flickering
Whatever the reason, breaker panel upgrades are something to look forward to. At Alliance Expert Services, we are your Oklahoma City electrical panel contractors. From troubleshooting and repairs to full replacements, our expert staff is here to help.
Be sure your new electrical panel is working properly with upgraded outlets throughout your home. From GFCI to childproof outlets, our electricians can help.
What is an Electrical Panel?
The panel is the heart of an electrical system. A good panel can help avoid serious damage and protect against electrical hazards.
Your panel controls the electricity coming from the utility company into your home. This means that the breakers that are attached to each circuit regulate the amount of electricity or AMPS. If a circuit gets overloaded, the breaker will trip, which will prevent any electricity from flowing to that circuit. Once the issue is resolved, the breaker may be turned back on to resume electricity flow throughout the circuit.
When too many appliances are plugged into the same circuit, it can become overheated, melt wires and turn into a serious fire hazard. If you’re unsure about the state of your panel, call Alliance Expert Services at 405-236-2222 today and one of our licensed professionals will be happy to discuss it with you.
The Benefits of an Upgrade
When you have to upgrade your electrical panel, it might initially feel like a burden. However, this could not be further from the truth. In all actuality, a breaker panel upgrade comes with all kinds of benefits attached, including those that save you money.
Benefits of upgrading your panel:
- A more efficient home.
- It will last longer than your old panel.
- It will save you money on your energy bill.
- You can power more appliances with it.
- It extends the life of your appliances.
- Extends the life of your electrical system.
Electrical panels are more efficient and last longer than they ever have before. It might be an expensive initial investment, but you will end up saving yourself money in the long run.
Common reasons to have a new panel installed:
- Adding appliances
- Your home was built over 15 years ago – if you aren’t sure how old your panel is, typically it’s the same age of your home.
- Home renovations
- Adding a sub panel
- There’s visible corrosion or rusting anywhere on the panel or panel cover
- Installing new outlets
- Installing a 240 volt circuit
- The upgrade is required by your insurance company
- Several different brands of breakers are installed (look for different colors or labels)
When you hire our professionals at Alliance Expert Services, we will upgrade your panel in three easy steps:
- Fault Finding: We first locate the problem and adjust accordingly.
- New Sockets: We can add new sockets to your home, garage, or a new extension to your property.
- Power Capacity Upgrades: Lastly, we can allow for a power capacity upgrade to flow into your home so you aren’t overloading your panel any longer.
If your panel is manufactured by Federal Pacific (FPE), Challenger or Zinsco, it may need to be replaced immediately.
How Do I Know What Brand of Panel I have?
Your panel brand can be located on the panel cover, one of the breakers, inside the panel door or on the (UL) tag.
**Use extreme caution around any breaker panel! Do not attempt to take the cover off for any reason without a licensed, professional electrician present!**
Even with a new panel in place, old wiring could still prevent it from working properly. Be sure to ask about our wiring replacement services today!
Where is my Electrical Panel Located?
Depending on when your home was built, it could be in a variety of different places in the home. In newer homes, it’s most likely in the garage or somewhere outside. In older homes, it’s likely to be in a closet or bedroom. No matter the location, we recommend keeping that area easily accessible. It’s a good idea to know where your panel is and how to operate it in case of an emergency.
Why Choose Alliance Expert Services?
The electrical panel is arguably the most important part of any home’s electrical system. That is the main reason why you should choose Alliance Expert Services if you live in the Oklahoma City metro. We are Oklahoma City’s award-winning, local electrical professionals that will ensure your home’s electrical panel is safe and efficient at all times. The moment we notice something isn’t right, we can get you an electrical panel upgrade that will save you money in the end.
Our electricians are fully licensed, insured and trained to diagnose & fix your electrical panel. Each of our licensed professionals have passed a background check & a drug test.