Upgrading your electrical panel helps to ensure that your electrical system is equipped to meet your electrical needs and protects your family and property. Puget Sound Electric Company of Tacoma can inspect your electrical wiring and panel to determine exactly what your electrical service panel needs are.
The panel is known by several different names: breaker box, electric box, electrical panel, breaker board, breaker panel, circuit breaker panel, fusebox, load center, service panel and a few others. All of which describe the same thing. Puget Sound Electric Company of Tacoma refers to it as the "panel".
Puget Sound Electric Company of Tacoma recommends replacing your electrical panel if any of the follow pertains to you:
Panels or homes is over 15 years old
Breakers constantly tripping
The panel has screw in type fuses
Panel box makes a crackling sound
Making additions to your home
New construction project
Insurance requires that you make an upgrade
Outlets are two pronged (non-grounded)
Rusting or corrosion visible anywhere on the panel or panel cover
Several different brands of breakers are installed
Upgrading or replacing important components can help prevent electrical failures or fires before they occur. If your panel is manufactured by one of the following companies it may need to be replaced immediately, please follow the link for more information: