As homes age, so do their electrical systems.
Old breakers or fuses may be out of code, or you may not have enough power to available if you are looking to install additional appliances in your home such as a hot tub, upgraded HVAC unit, or even an electric car charging station. If you home is nearing or over 30 years old, it’s time to have a licensed electrician at Borho Electric inspect your system to ensure it is safe, up to the current electrical code, and has the capacity for modern appliances.
Most older homes are built with a lower amount of available amperage and you may not have the space in your panel to add additional circuits to meet the new electrical demand. The consistent tripping of breaker is a good indicator that your panel needs attention. Additionally, if you notice buzzing coming from the panel, rust on the panel, an unsecured meter box, broken piping that is attached to either of these elements, or frayed wiring – these are all hazards that should be addressed by a qualified electrician immediately.