Scherer Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Electrical Panels’

5 Signs of Electrical Wiring Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

Monday, September 11th, 2023
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Small electrical problems may seem like nuisances, but they often point toward much larger issues with a home’s wiring. Damaged or aging wires can lead to major emergencies like fires if they aren’t addressed. If you have wiring trouble in your house, it’s critical to have the problem addressed right away—and not as a DIY project! You’ll need professional electricians to come to your house to examine the wiring, identify the problem, and have it safely repaired.

If you notice any of the warning signs of wire trouble below, call our licensed electricians for electrical repair in Orchard Park, NY that will ensure your house stays safe and stays powered.

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A Short Rundown on Your Electrical Panel

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Among the many services we offer to our customers in Western New York, one of the most common is repairing or replacing residential electrical panels. The electrical panel is a critical component of any home’s electrical system, but homeowners often take it for granted—at least until something goes wrong, which could be as simple as a tripped circuit breaker or as dangerous as an electrical fire.

In this post, we’re going to provide you with some important information about your electrical panel and why it’s important to always rely on professional electricians in Orchard Park, NY when you need service for yours.

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What Does It Mean to “Ground” Your Home?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
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No, you’re not telling your home that it can’t leave the house for the next two weeks … which is both redundant and ridiculous. Obviously, “grounding” a house means something else. If you’ve heard that it’s important to have home grounding, you might have wondered 1) what exactly that means, and 2) if your home is already grounded or not.

We offer home grounding services and many other residential electrical services in Orchard Park, NY and throughout Western New York. 

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It’s Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade—Here’s Why

Monday, June 19th, 2023
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The electrical panel for your home is the central hub for all the electrical current entering your home from the grid. It divides the current into circuits and distributes it to the rest of your house. 

And we’ve got news for you: the panel in your home may need to retire and get an upgrade!

We replace electrical panels in Orchard Park, NY and elsewhere in Western New York. Below are several of the situations where it’s definitely time to have a panel upgrade. We’ll help you get the ideal new panel to serve your home.

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What Types of Wiring and Electrical Panels Are Outdated?

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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Residential electrical technology continues to march forward, and that means out of date older systems. In many cases, you won’t need to worry about technology in your house that’s a couple of years old. But you may need to worry about technology that’s several decades old!

We’re going to look at four outdated types of wiring and electrical panels we find in many homes. We recommend our customers have these replaced or updated.  

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Looking Closer Into Circuit Breakers

Monday, September 26th, 2022
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One of the most important jobs we do for our many customers is replacing indoor electrical panels in Buffalo, NY and throughout Western New York. Too many homes have outdated electrical panels, or even ones that were never safe in the first place. There are also older homes in the area that still use fuse boxes rather than a circuit breaker panel. We also handle replacing electrical panels that have sustained damage and are no longer reliable or safe.

Today we want to look in more depth at the circuit breakers in your electrical panels. Please note that this isn’t a DIY guide: you shouldn’t attempt to repair or replace any circuit breaker yourself, as this can create major hazards. Always trust licensed professionals like us. We’re offering this information to help you understand circuit breaker problems and when you’ll need to call for assistance.

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Ways to Tell Your Electrical Panel Has Damage

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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One of the most important jobs we take on as electricians is replacing electrical panels in Orchard Park, NY and elsewhere in our service area. Panels are the central “switching station” for a home’s electrical system: this is where the incoming current divides into the various circuits for the rest of the building. As residential electrical usage increases, old panels become obsolete and need upgrades. 

But panel age isn’t the only reason you may need to have a panel replacement (or in some cases panel repairs). A damaged panel requires professional assistance right away or your home may face serious electrical hazards or a loss of power.

How can you determine if you have a damaged electrical panel? We’ll guide you through the major signs below.

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Do You Have an Old Fuse Box? Here’s Why You Need to Upgrade!

Monday, March 28th, 2022

The fuse box or fuse panel was standard in homes for many decades. The fuses separated the different circuits for the house, and in case of a voltage overload, a fuse would burn out and cut off the electrical flow to its circuit. 

However, the fuse box is out of date—and has been for some time. Electrical panels that use circuit breakers have replaced them. Circuit breakers trip due to voltage spikes rather than burn out, and they can be reset afterward rather than having to put in a new fuse. 

If your home still has a fuse box, you might think that it isn’t that major of a problem and you can get by with the occasional inconvenience. We don’t recommend this course, for several reasons. We’ll explain why scheduling a professional fuse box replacement in Buffalo, NY is the best choice for your home—and one to have done as soon as you can.

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Electric Panel Replacement for 2022? You May Need It!

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Do you have plans on making important upgrades to your house for 2022? We’d like to suggest looking into the possibility of getting a new electrical panel (circuit breaker box) this year. You may not need it, but if you do, you’ll be glad to have this important job completed. Far too many homes have old and outdated panels in place, and the consequences can be large.

We are experts in all things electrical, and if you need to know if your electric panel in Buffalo, NY is ready for a replacement, you can trust us for honest answers and great service.

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What Your Electrical Panel Does—And Why It May Need a Replacement

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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The electrical panel for your house serves a vital and necessary function. You probably already have some sense of what it does if you’ve ever had to reset tripped breakers or shut off the power to part of the house. But can you give a good “job description” of your electrical panel and why it’s so important? If you can’t, that’s no problem. You don’t have to be an electrical expert about all parts of your home—that’s why you have professional electricians in Orchard Park, NY like us to help you out.

We’re going to give you the basics about your electrical panel, and then we’re going to go into the question of whether you need to have a new one installed.

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