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When Should I Replace My Electrical Panel?

Your electrical panel or exterior circuit breaker is essential to your health and safety, because it helps you keep your home up and running. Given that exterior circuit panels can last up to 40 years and are fairly durable, you probably don’t think about yours very often.

However, it never hurts to give it a glance and make sure it’s working, especially if your electrical panel has been in use since before you moved into your home. There are a few potential signs of trouble to look for when checking out your electrical panel, using appliances in your home, or moving into a new place.

Call Absolute Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air today if you notice any of the following:

  • Your appliances are not operating at property capacity.
  • Your lights often flicker, dim, or go out completely.
  • Your panel is radiating warmth or heat.
  • Your panel has an odd smell (or any smell at all).

Poorly performing appliances, electrical failure, warm panels, weird smells, and a need for increased electrical capacity are all good reasons to upgrade or fix your circuit breaker panel.

You should also keep an eye on the amount of electricity you and your family consume and any problems that pop up. It is always important to do an additional once-over of your circuit breaker and your home’s electrical capacity when putting in new kitchen appliances such as ovens, stoves, refrigerators, and the like, in order to ensure you have the bandwidth for it, so to speak.

Proud to Be Your Preferred Electrical Service in Denver, CO

Absolute Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air exists to meet you electrical needs, big and small. Whether you are looking to replace a circuit breaker box, install an emergency panel, repair a lighting fixture, or anything in between, our diligent, hard-working team is here to help you get it fixed—and quick. We pride ourselves in our speed, efficiency, and great customer relationships.

We are available by phone 24/7, in case of electrical emergencies and we are always accessible when you need help keeping your home safe.

Find out what makes us different and tell us how we can serve you. Call 720-669-4188 today.


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