The primary distribution point for electrical circuits in your household is an electrical circuit breaker panel. It’s usually a flat metal panel located in a basement, utility room, or garage.
Being the home’s principal source of power, the circuit breaker panel typically supplies approximately 100 and 200 amps of electrical energy, depending on the panel’s rating. In comparison, newer homes with numerous electrical appliances may demand as much as 300 amps. This total power supply is distributed among the panel’s separate branch circuits.
The energy company’s lines, collectively known as the service entrance, provide electricity to your property. It passes through an electrical meter, which keeps track of your usage before entering the circuit breaker panel. A huge disconnection lever or button between both the meter and panel is also featured in some systems.
The electrical panel in your home is the heart of your electrical system. It’s critical to have your electrical panel repaired or replaced as soon as possible if it fails or glitches. It might be hard to determine the actual cause of an issue without the assistance of a qualified and trained electrician. Platinum Electrical Services Inc.’s can adeptly assess your electrical problem and determine whether your electrical panel needs to be fixed or replaced. If your electrical panel is old, it may not be capable of safely handling your home’s energy needs. If we believe that upgrading your electrical panel will help you save money on your electricity bill and optimize your energy efficiency, we may propose it.
If a circuit is overloaded, the circuit breaker will trip. For example, you’re blow drying your hair while simultaneously watching TV and using the stove. They could all be on the same circuit, even if they’re all connected to multiple outlets. The breaker may still trip as a result of too much electricity being used.
It could be a capacity problem if a breaker trips frequently. If only one breaker creates issues, you can remedy the situation by relocating certain electrical items from that circuit to a separate circuit. You may require the assistance of an electrician to rearrange your breakers or add more circuits if you don’t have enough circuits. In some instances, an electrician can install subpanels or tandem circuits to distribute power demand better
Moisture and electricity don’t mix well. Corrosion of breaker switches or electrical wires is a severe problem. It could indicate that water is leaking into your electrical system, possibly through the exterior meter. You should immediately call an electrician if you notice rusted cables or switches.
A short circuit is a more serious scenario. A short circuit occurs when one electrified wire, referred to as a “hot” wire, comes into contact with another electrified wire, such as a neutral or another hot wire. When mice or other critters chew on the wiring, or when you plug in a gadget with faulty circuitry, this situation can arise. Finding the source of a short circuit might be difficult. Short circuits should trip a breaker right away. A short circuit is likely the culprit if you reset a tripped breaker and it trips again right afterwards. If you can’t pinpoint which device is triggering the short circuit, your electrical system may have some crossed wires. To locate and repair elusive short circuits, you should get in touch with an electrician.
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