top of page

Find out if you need an electrical panel replacement

Here are important reasons to consider replacing your electrical panel, including specific panels that often require replacement:

  1. Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Panels:

    • Safety Hazards: FPE panels, common in homes built from the 1950s to the 1980s, have a notorious reputation for faulty breakers. They may fail to trip during overloads or short circuits, posing fire and shock risks.

    • Lack of Certification: FPE panels lack proper certification, which affects insurance coverage and home resale value.

  2. Zinsco Panels:

    • Design Flaws: Zinsco panels, manufactured from the 1950s to the 1970s, suffer from design flaws. Their breakers may not disconnect properly, leading to overheating and potential fires.

    • Obsolete Technology: Zinsco panels are outdated and may not meet modern electrical demands.

  3. Age and Wear:

    • Older Panels: If your panel is 25 years or older, it’s prudent to consider replacement. Aging panels are more prone to issues.

    • Visible Damage: Rust, corrosion, or burn marks on the panel indicate wear and compromise safety.

  4. Insufficient Capacity:

    • Panels rated below 150 amps struggle to handle today’s electrical load. Upgrading to a higher capacity panel ensures adequate power supply.

  5. Safety Concerns:

    • Arcing and Overheating: Signs like unusual sounds, hot surfaces, or smoke indicate arcing or overheating. These pose immediate hazards.

    • Non-Compliance: Panels that don’t meet current electrical codes should be replaced for safety reasons.

Remember, always consult a professional electrician to assess your specific situation and determine if an electrical panel replacement is necessary. Safety should be the top priority! 

Arcing panel 1.jpg
Contact Us to Get a Quote

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page