If you have ever experienced circuit breaker tripping untimely, you know the value of having an electrician to come over and help you!
Electrical panel is installed to receive electric current from utility company and circuit breaker (or fuse) is placed in the panel to protect you, your appliances and your property from electric hazards by breaking the circuit that is pulling too much electric current towards a single appliance.
If the tripping has become regular, there is a fault in your circuit and the fuse is just doing its job of cutting the flow of electricity to cool the wires and protect you from a possible fire. If there are too much noises or heat coming from the panel and if you can smell burning odor, you should call for inspection immediately!
You may need to install an arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) or ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for proper protection as they are the more modern version of circuit breakers or you may need to upgrade your electric panel all together!
At Fairfax Mechanical we install and repair electric panels and circuit breakers. We offer our honest advice on available types and brands so you can make an informed decision. With our pre-scheduled maintenance program, you can feel safe that your electric panel and circuits are running properly.