B & W Electric LLC prides itself on our commitment to customer service. We believe that being in constant communication with our customers, explaining electrical issues in easy to understand ways, and to treat every customer with the utmost respect is the best way to maintain enduring relationships with our customers. Without our customers we wouldn’t exist!
Seeking out regular service upgrades is an important investment in the safety, efficiency, and functionality of your home. Building codes and standards change over time, and older electrical systems may not be up to code. Our expert Denver service upgrades can ensure that the whole home meets current code requirements and safety guidelines. B & W Electric is ready to add a more robust system so your whole system is secure and up-to-date, safe from fires or electrical shocks.
To get started with a free estimate, contact our licensed team members at (720) 710-0488 or get in touch with us online.
How to Tell You Need an Updated Breaker Panel
Thinking of adding new appliances or electrical devices to the home? Electricians generally advise an upgrade to breaker panels to ensure that the system can handle the increased demand. However, there are other signs that a system may need to be upgraded.
Some of the key indicators that a panel should be replaced with an updated one include:
- An aging panel – If a breaker panel is over 20 years old, it may be time to consider an update. Older panels may not be able to handle the electrical demands of modern homes, which can lead to safety hazards.
- The presence of flickering lights – Do the lights keep dimming, especially when other appliances are turned on? This may be a sign that the breaker panel is overloaded and needs to be updated.
- Tripping breakers – Circuit breakers tend to trip frequently when the system needs an upgrade.
- Burning smells – When an odor of burning is coming from the breaker panel, it could indicate an electrical issue that requires immediate attention. In a situation like this, it is best to turn off the power of the home and contact an electrician right away.
What Is Overload Protection?
One of the most helpful options for service upgrades would be the addition of overload protection. This safety feature is increasingly being built into many electrical systems to prevent damage. When an excessive amount of electrical current flows through a circuit, it can lead to electrical shocks and fires. To avoid this risk, an overload protection system is designed to detect when too much current is running through an electrical line. The system will then immediately shut off power to that circuit before it overheats and starts a fire.
Overload protection can be provided by various devices, including circuit breakers, fuses, and thermal protectors. Circuit breakers are the most common type of devices and are installed in a home’s electrical panel, automatically disconnecting an overloaded circuit. Fuses, on the other hand, melt when the current exceeds a certain level, breaking the circuit. Thermal protectors work by sensing rising temperatures and shutting off the power when they get too high. To determine which option would be best for your home, speak to our experts at B & W Electric.
For assurance of your home’s safety, just talk to our insured specialists at (720) 710-0488 about any Denver service upgrades.
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Not only is B & W Electric LLC a licensed electrical contractor in the state of Colorado, but we are insured and can help with all kinds of electrical services. Our Master electrician has over 25 years of experience and our company is fully insured, keeping your mind at ease! We take safety seriously and enjoy educating our customers and clients with any and every question they may have.
Our employees are certified electricians who take pride in their work and education. They are continually honing their skills with continuing education courses and training to ensure they do their jobs safely and accurately. Respect for our customers and clients and their property is our priority.
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