Electrical Panel and Electrical System Upgrades

Do I need an electrical upgrade?

The electrical panel is one of the most important parts of the electrical system in your home as it is the part that lets the electrical current flow throughout every circuit. Your electrical panel can usually be found in a lesser-used area of your home, someplace like the basement or the attic.

If you find that you can’t run the hairdryer and the dishwasher at the same time without tripping a breaker, or that your lights flicker or dim every time you run the vacuum, your electrical panel may be in need of replacement. Other signs that you could be looking at repair or replacement are blown fuses, buzzing sounds, or other unexplained electrical problems.

Today’s gadgets and appliances can easily overload electrical systems in many older homes. The electrical panel has a maximum limit to the amount of power it will provide to your home and if your everyday electrical use requires more power than your electrical panel has to give, then you will most likely have to upgrade or replace it.

While today’s new electrical panels are designed to operate safely, homes with electrical panels installed as recently as the 1980s may contain components that have since aged and deteriorated causing hazards, risks, and unsafe conditions in your home. Hufnagel Electric will assess the condition of your current electrical panel and make expert recommendations to increase efficiency and provide a safe electrical environment for your home or business. Tamper-resistant grounded receptacles and GFCI receptacles and grounded switches and digital dimmers are among the measures that we can install to improve the safety and performance of your electrical system.

Any work involving the electrical system of your home or business should always be handled by a professional electrician, and the experts at Hufnagel Electric have the training and certification necessary to handle any kind of electrical services you may need. For more information, contact us today for a free estimate.

What is a Circuit Breaker Panel?

circuit breaker panelThe circuit breaker panel is an essential element in ensuring that a building’s electrical system is operating safely and it is a building’s primary source of electricity distribution. It is the job of the circuit breaker to deliver electricity to the circuits that are requesting it, but a circuit breaker has a fixed limit as to how much electricity can run through it at any given time. In the cases where an electrical current spikes to a level that is considered unsafe, the circuit breaker then trips, breaking the circuit and preventing an overload of unsafe electricity through a building’s wiring system.  For more information about circuit breaker repair services, click here.

Because of their importance to a building’s electrical system, it is essential that circuit breakers are properly handled through professional circuit breaker repairs and circuit breaker panel maintenance. Should repairs become necessary, either from electrical wear, or a power outage, it is imperative that they be performed by a licensed, professional electrician. A trained electrician will have the tools, the knowledge, and the experience to ensure that all of the wiring is connected properly, as well as seeing that everything is in proper working order.

For more information on our service plans, contact Hufnagel Electric today.

Our Service Areas

We provide commercial & residential electrical services in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas including:

Bethel Park
Franklin Park

Kennedy Township
McKees Rocks
Moon Township

Mt. Lebanon
Neville Township
Robinson Township
Rosslyn Farms
Ross Township

Stowe Township
West View


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