Electrical Panel Installation & Repair in Freehold
Whether it’s installing an electrical panel for homes, businesses, or new constructions we have you covered.
Call 732-938-2094 for immediate service in Freehold, NJ.
Do you need to replace your electrical panel? Maybe it needs to be inspected or repaired? We’re here to help! R Ronco Electric provides professional electrical panel services for customers throughout Freehold and surrounding areas in central New Jersey.
When Should You Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?
You have an older home
Safety is one of the main reasons homeowners seek an electrical panel upgrade. Older homes may still be running on outdated fuse boxes with oversized fuses, which can easily become overloaded and pose a fire hazard. Older panels are not strong enough to power today’s electronics and appliances. Trying to run too much on an old box is a continual threat to the safety of your home.
You need more power to run more appliances
A need for more power may also call for an electrical panel upgrade. Newer 100-amp breaker boxes may be enough for some homes, but most newer homes have 200-amp panels.
Are you planning to add an extension to your home, such as an extra room or a side cottage? You will need to upgrade your existing electrical panel as well. This will ensure that the entire home is properly powered no matter how many appliances or devices are running at once.
When Should You Repair Your Electrical Panel?
You will need panel repair if you have experienced…
Poor installation or repair job: If your panel wasn’t wired correctly when it was installed, or you experienced a poor repair job in the past, the resulting faulty wiring puts your home at risk. Incorrectly sized breakers, putting too many circuits on one breaker and running wires over each other are just a few examples of potentially dangerous wiring problems that should be corrected by a professional.
Water damage: Bad weather, excessive moisture, and leaks can all compromise the safety and efficiency of your home’s electrical panel. Water damage can lead to corrosion, increasing the amount of resistance in the wires; this then creates excess heat that quickly becomes a fire hazard.
Pest problems: Pests such as rodents may also damage the wiring and cause parts of your panel to short out.
When Should Your Panel Be Replaced?
Some damages are severe enough to warrant a complete replacement of your electrical panel.
You should consider replacement if…
- Fuses are blowing or breakers are tripping on a regular basis
- Breakers don’t trip when they should
- Your home features ungrounded outlets, or you need to use several extension cords to run power
- Your electrical panel is over 25 years old
In addition, if you notice any of these trouble signs, call a professional immediately:
- Crackling sounds from your electrical system
- Flickering lights or low power throughout your home
- Burning smells
If you’re concerned about the current state of your home’s electrical panel, call R Ronco Electric today at 732.938.2094 for a FREE estimate.