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Electrical Panels

When you open your electrical panel, does it feel like you’re reading a mystery novel trying to figure out what’s going on in there? Good thing electrical panel repair is no mystery to Doc Watts! We wrote the book on all things electrical and we can help you decipher any electrical panel issues you’re having.

At Doc Watts Electric, electrical panels are no great mystery. You probably know that your electrical panel is the center of your home’s electrical system, but making sure everything is running how it should can be mystifying if you’re not a licensed professional electrician (like we are).

Proper wiring isn’t just crucial to your home’s power but to your home’s safety as well. When you need electrical panel repair, turn to our professional electricians. These are the top reasons you should call us for electrical panel repair or replacement.

Do You Need Electrical Panel Repair Or Replacement?

Sky High Utility Bills

Electric bills naturally fluctuate throughout the year as the weather changes and you find yourself reaching for the thermostat more (or less!) often. But if your electric bills are creeping higher and higher, it can be a sign that it’s time for an electrical panel upgrade. How does this happen? As your panel ages, it can require more power to function, which can result in higher electrical bills. Replacing your electrical panel with a current model can help keep utility bills lower.

Dimming Lights

If it’s not date night but you notice your lights dimming or flickering, it can be a sign of loose wiring. It can also be a sign of loose light bulbs, so after you check your bulbs, call us. Our team can inspect your electrical system to see if an electrical panel repair is needed.

Breakers Frequently Tripping

It’s common for breakers to trip during a strong storm or in heavy winds, but if your breakers seem to trip all the time, even when it’s sunny and calm, you may need an electrical panel upgrade. Other reasons your breakers may trip frequently include:

Burning Smells

You never want to smell something burning in your home. If you’re not cooking when you smell a burning odor, you should investigate your electrical outlets. Old wiring and loose connections can make your electrical panel vulnerable to fire. When you smell a burning odor, contact us right away to see if you need electrical panel repair.

Electrical Panels
Electrical Panels

Rusted Or Corroded Wires

If you open your breaker box and you notice signs of rust or corrosion, you should probably get a full electrical panel upgrade. When wiring deteriorates, power stops flowing to your appliances and it’s also a major fire hazard.

Strange Noises

Your electrical panel should not be noisy, so don’t ignore any strange sounds coming from your breaker box. Popping, cracking, or loud buzzing can mean that power is not flowing smoothly through your wires. As electricity jumps across loose wires, it can create a spark and cause a fire.

You Have An Older Home

As with most things in your home, they will need to be replaced eventually. Your breaker panel is no exception. An electrical panel can last 25-40 years with proper maintenance, and if your home is older, it’s best to have a professional electrician evaluate your wiring. In general, we like to replace electrical panels in homes built before 1995.


Doc Watts Electric Can Handle Your Electrical Panel Repair Or Replacement

If you see, hear, or smell any of the above issues, contact us to take a look at your electrical panel. We can determine whether it’s time for a repair or a full electrical panel upgrade. We look forward to being your guide or just talking shop about all things electrical. Call the Doc when you have NO watts!

When searching for a reliable electrician, call us at +1 (407) 243-2278. We specialize in electrical repairs, indoor and outdoor lighting installations, panel upgrades, and even hot tub wiring!