With advancements made in technology on a routine basis, many newer electrical devices require higher amounts of power than in the past. As a result of the added strain, circuit breakers may require replacement. It is essential to have a licensed electrician check your electrical system to ensure that everything is functioning properly. In some instances, a complete upgrade may be needed for the entire business or home electrical system in Northern Kentucky.
What is a Circuit Breaker?
It is meant to protect the electrical system in the event of a power surge or change in the electrical currents. If it discovers that there is anything wrong with the flow of energy, it will shut down the electrical circuit. It automatically flips to the off position when a problem is detected and all power at that location is turned off until it is addressed by a person. When the circuit breaker is returned to the on position the flow of electricity returns as the electrical circuited in established again. Electricity can be quite dangerous and needs to be managed properly, even something as simple as having cable ties can manage the cables better to decrease the risk of a hazard. Companies sell good quality products to help with this, companies such as Speedtech International manufactures Velcro® brand or Speedwrap® hook and loop cinch straps for strong cable ties. This company will offer you not only the best products but also great electrical advice to meet your electrical needs.
Does Your Home Use the Newest Circuit Breakers?
If your home is not equipped with the latest circuit breakers, it could be at risk of the electrical circuit overloading. If they are not switched to the new models, you run the risk of consistently losing your power and increase the threat of an electrical fire.
What Causes a Circuit Overload?
Any of the items below increase the possibility of an electrical circuit overload:
- Loose Connection
- Too much power travels through the circuit than it is capable of handling
- Faulty Wires
- Circuits do not have the appropriate electrical capacity for the area of the home they are in
Circuit Breaker Replacement
We use electricity every day, often without thinking about it. The stove, coffee maker, lights, appliances, and heating/ cooling units all require electricity to operate. As a result it is essential that you arrange to have your circuit breakers replaced if any of the following apply to your home:
- Signs of excess wear, such as frayed wires, are visible in your circuit box
- Your home or office building is older and has never had the electrical system upgraded.
- It is difficult to reset current circuit breakers.
- You have recently added additional high powered devices or appliances in the home.
- Your existing circuits are frequently triggered to cut off.
- Your circuit will not stay on after it is reset.
To ensure that your home’s current circuitry can adequately and safely handle all of your electrical needs and to decrease the risk of an electrical fire in your home, today is the day to arrange for your home’s circuit replacement. It is imperative that this type of work be done by a licensed electrician in Northern Kentucky. It is a very complicated procedure and requires the expertise of a person who has undergone the necessary training and has a sound background in electrical procedures.
In the instance that a licensed electrician in Florence, Kentucky is not the one that replaces your circuit breakers, there is a very good chance that something could go wrong resulting in damage to your home’s electrical devices or worse, an electrical fire. Many insurance companies will not pay out on your policy if there is an electrical fire and any electrical work was completed by someone other than a licensed electrician leaving you homeless and broke.
Call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today to set up a consultation and let us ensure that your home is safe for your family!