ELECTRICAL PANEL UPGRADES, SERVICE & REPAIR
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At Dollens Electric, we understand the importance of ensuring that your electrical panel can handle your property’s electrical needs. We offer complete panel upgrades in San Jose and surrounding areas to keep your property safe, secure, and efficient.
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When should you upgrade your panel ?
Regular service appointments at home are crucial, especially for electrical panels. It is important to act promptly to ensure safety and efficiency. We are here to help and support you with all the assistance you may require maintaining your electric energy. It’s best to schedule an appointment if
- Your panel is 25 years older
- If modern arc fault circuit breakers are not available for your panel.
- If you require more space to accommodate new equipment like an electric vehicle charging station or AC unit
- Older electrical panels like Zinsco, Federal Pacific electrical panels, Stab Lock and Challenger no longer work as designed. They may pose a risk for electrical fire.
You should seek maintenance services if you notice signs such as.
Repeated tripping of the breaker
- Flickering lights
- A hot or warm electrical panel
- Rust on the panel
- An old fuse boxes
- Burning smells
Main Electrical Panel
The main electrical panel is the point electricity enters the building. It will have a electric meter, main circuit breaker and possibly smaller individual “branch circuit” circuit breakers. In some cases, depending on the builder or size of the home, the main panel may be the only electrical panel in the home.
The main panel or breaker box is usually located on the exterior walls of the home. They can be fed from over head or underground wires from the utility. Common locations for over head fed main panels is the side of the home that is closest to the utility over head wires. Usually underground fed panels are on the side of the home close to the front.
Apartments and Condominiums
Apartments and condominiums main panels may be in a cabinet or closet on the exterior or in the underground garage and are maintained by the HOA. (Home Owners Association). These panels life expectancy varies greatly based on brand and installation methods.
A sub panel is the other panels in the house electrical system. They only hold the branch circuits that power various appliances, plugs and lights in the home.
House sub panels are typically located in garages, laundry rooms, hallways, bedrooms, basements or pantry. There can also be external sub panels on the exterior of the home to service pools, outdoor bbq areas, or ac units.
By placing a sub panel in the area where a majority of the wiring exists, you will cut down on the overall expense of the project. When a breaker trips, you won’t have to walk all the way to the other side of the home or building to reset it.
Safety Switches will also be found around large appliances like ac units outside. Referred to as disconnects. They can contain circuit breakers or fuses.
Older and improperly installed electrical panels often do not have adequate grounding.
As a result, the risk of serious electric shock from current leaking into non insulated metal parts of an electrical panel is increased.
In a properly grounded system, such leaking current (called fault current) is carried away harmlessly. For this reason maintaining your home grounding systems is very important.
Permitting & Building inspections
Our office staff handles all permitting, building inspections, and coordination with the utility company to limit time without power.
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