Do I Need a New Distribution Board?

Signs That You Need to Hire a Licensed Electrician

A distribution board, also known as a breaker panel or electrical panel, is a component of a home’s electrical system that contains fuses or breakers which protect each subsidiary circuit from overload and short-circuit. Look at it as a component that keeps all your appliances and electrical devices safe from electrical problems. However, as the electrical requirements of modern homes are constantly rising , electrical panels need to be updated in order to keep up. Here are several signs that you need to call an electrician to replace your distribution board.

  • Fuse-base system. If your panel still uses fuses, then you should have it replaced with a breaker panel. Breakers are more accurate, safer, and provide far better protection. Plus, they are reusable.
  • The panel is small. As wiring networks get updated, the panels become more and more crowded. This makes a panel unsafe and prone to fire. So, if your panel is too crowded, then consider installing a larger one.
  • Dangerous improvisations. If your electrical system has been previously serviced by an unlicensed electrician, then expect to have a big surprise when you open your electrical panel. Many handymen use all sorts of improvisations when making changes in electrical panels. These improvisations can lead to serious electrical problems.

If you’re looking for a fully licensed and insured electrician to replace your electrical panel, then search no further than A-Line Electric LLC. We are located in Coppell, TX and you can find us at (469) 831-5681.