Does your Home still have an old style fuse panel?
Are your current circuits overloaded?
Have circuits been "doubled-up" on breakers?
Has new wiring been added over the years, and does it meet code?
Has your Insurance Company refused to renew your home insurance policy?
Is your panel over 15 years old?
!! SAFETY ALERT !!
Do you have a Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) breaker or panel in your home? See http://www.inspect-ny.com/fpe/fpepanel.htm for more information.
Do you have a Zinsco breaker or panel in your home? See http://www.inspect-ny.com/electric/Zinsco.htm for more information.
Homes equipped with these two brands are at a greater risk of fire and other electrical hazards.
Do you have a panel with another manufacturer's breaker in it? BEWARE! This can happen fairly easily because many brands are mechanically interchangeable (which means they may "fit"), but in most cases this will VOID the UL listing of both the panel and breaker due to improper installation. If there were a fire and it was decided that the panel played a part in it, this action may then void your Insurance Policy. (Feel free to call and ask your insurance company about this.)
If you have answered YES to any of these questions your home may be in need of a service panel upgrade.
Modern Circuit Breaker Panels are more convenient, and are built to far higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels.
Extra protection is incorporated into the latest eq uipment in the form of circuit breakers. The circuit breakers protect every device in the house with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there is a fault, opening the circuit and eliminating the risk of danger. There is also excellent protection available in the form of Ground-Fault Circuit Breakers and Arc-Fault Circuit Breakers.
Older equipment and wiring systems di d not have to support the modern appliances of our day. Overloading and doubling up of circuits is commonly seen on older outdated fuse panels, the result of improper installations that were never inspected. This can cause fires. Upgrading or replacing these dangers in your home by installing a new Circuit Breaker Panel can eliminate these potentially dangerous situations.
Here are some reasons to Upgrade your Panel:
Reduce the chance of an electrical fire.
Eliminate doubled-up circuits.
Eliminate the need to replace fuses, or the chance to install the wrong size fuse, which is a common fire hazard.
Capacity to add additional circuits in the future.
Increase the resale value of your home.
Don't compromise on safety!
First, have your system inspected by one of our highly qualified technicians. They will help you to decide whether you should have your outdated fuse or breaker panel replaced with a modern Circuit Breaker Panel.
Call Harwich Port Heating & Cooling today to schedule an appointment.