Electrical Breaker Box in an Older Home

Electrical Breaker Box in an Older Home


The electrical system in your home is a complex network of wires, outlets, and switches. This network starts at the circuit breaker panel (which some people call an electrical breaker box). Your circuit breaker panel is a distribution center that sends electricity to rooms throughout your home. Homes built before 1960 may not have enough circuits to serve today’s high energy lifestyle demands. For example, the kitchen in the home shown in the video has just one circuit. Only one circuit was adequate when the owners only had a refrigerator. But over the years, the homeowner added modern conveniences, including a dishwasher, microwave, and garbage disposal. These additional power hungry appliances overload the circuit, and the result is a power failure.

Signs Your Electrical Breaker Box is Under Stress

Are you having problems with your electrical system?  Here are two signs your circuit panel could be under stress:

  • Flickering lights
  • Tripping circuit breakers

Simply adding another circuit to the area of the home experiencing these problems will usually fix the issues.

Our highly trained electricians can add a circuit to your residential electrical panel.  They can also help with any other electrical issues you may be having.  Call us today to schedule an appointment.  We provide electrical service to Greenville, SC; Spartanburg, SC; Hendersonville, NC; and surrounding areas.

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