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The electrical system in your home is a complex network of wires, outlets, and switches. It all starts at the circuit breaker panel.

Your circuit breaker panel is a distribution center that sends electricity to rooms throughout your home. Homes built before 1960 may not have the number of circuits needed to serve today’s high-energy lifestyle demands. For example, the kitchen in this older home has one circuit which was adequate when there was just a refrigerator. But over the years, modern conveniences have been added, including a microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. These additional power-hungry appliances overload the circuit and the result is a power failure. Common signs of an undersized electrical system under stress are flickering lights and tripping circuit breakers.

In our example, by simply adding a second circuit to the kitchen, most of these homeowners’ electrical problems are solved. Our highly trained electricians can compare your electrical needs against your circuit breaker panel’s capacity to safely meet these demands. If you have concerns or questions about your home’s electrical system, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you out.

This post was written by Finan Home Service

July 18, 2017