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Most people don’t give their electrical panel much thought. But this box is actually responsible for providing your home with all the electricity it needs. And, when something goes wrong with it, you’ll be hard-pressed to think of anything else. Maybe your lights start flickering. Or, perhaps all the appliances in your kitchen go off. No matter how large or small your electrical panel’s issue, you need to call a professional electrician. A malfunctioning service box isn’t just an inconvenience—it’s also a fire and safety hazard.
For those of you who live in the Ephrata area, there’s no reason to debate on who to call. Vertex Mechanical’s electricians are here and happy to serve you. As true experts, we are able to handle any electrical brand or model of repair.
The electrical panel—also sometimes referred to as a service panel, breaker box, or fuse panel—is the heart of your home’s electrical system. It’s where the electrical company usually hooks up. Often hidden behind a thin metal door, this box houses your home's fuses or circuit breakers. If too much current passes through your home, this system will shut off the power. Though modern homes make resetting this as easy as flipping n a light switch, older homes often have screw-in fuses. These must be completely replaced to restore power.
Under typical strain, residential electrical panels can last upwards of 40 years. How long commercial electrical panels last, meanwhile, depends on the load put on them. But, due to the power requirements of things like EV vehicles and SMART devices, it may be worth doing an early upgrade. In addition to access to newer technologies, an early electrical panel replacement can also grant you peace of mind. The number of new safety requirements greatly lessens the chance of shorts and electrical fires.
Not sure if it’s time to replace your electrical panel in Stevens or Ephrata? Ask yourself the following:
Rest assured; we do everything we can to make the electrical panel replacement process easy. This includes providing comprehensive upfront quotes and keeping you up-to-date on the process. To schedule electrical service in Ephrata, give 717-335-2633 a call.
You might wonder why the cost of replacing your home’s new electrical panel may differ from an online estimate. This is because service boxes are complex devices whose replacement costs vary depending on the following:
Unlike some other electrical companies, Vertex is honest about the upfront costs of service replacement. When you receive our estimate, you’ll also get an itemized breakdown of potential add-ons. And, before we start, we’ll provide everything needed for you to make an informed decision.
In some cases, a complete service box replacement is overkill. Fortunately, our full-service electrical contractors are also electrical panel repair experts. When arriving at your home, they will briefly discuss the problem with you before examining the box themselves. From there, they will test connections and try to sniff out the issue with your home’s electrical system. All repairs are guaranteed to meet NEC requirements and meet all local standards.
Rest assured, no matter what brand name is on your box, that Vertex’s electricians can get the job done. Below is a small sampling of electrical brands we service:
Looking to turn your attic, crawl space, or garage into a more usable space? Then, it might be time to consider installing a sub-panel. These smaller breaker boxes are used to distribute power to the extremities of your home. By shouldering the burden of powering these areas, these offshoots make it easier to power additions to your home without having to rewire or expand your existing sub-panel. Below are a few benefits of sub-panel installation in Ephrata:
For a quote on sub-panel installation, reach out to our electrical experts by form or by phone.
First things first, never try to DIY your electrical panel replacement. Like all electrical work, it’s dangerous and something better left to an electrical professional. When you mess up, you won’t be left drenched or covered in drywall. You could be smoking and smell of burning hair. So, please, leave major electrical work to those who know how to safely navigate it. Your home value, your family, and your health insurance will thank you.
Our electrical contractors are waiting to assist with your electrical panel repair or replacement in the Ephrata area. As a local company, we do everything we can to provide top-notch service. That’s why—with Vertex—you always come first. To learn more about what sets us apart, check out our Google reviews or check out our company guarantees.