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Why You Should Replace That Old Electrical Panel Now

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Aug 8, 2019 8:30:00 AM
Do you have the right sized panel for your electrical needs? A safe home starts with a panel that supports your electricity usage. Updating and/or upgrading adds to your electrical home safety.


If your home is older – built before 1990 – or has not had an electrical upgrade since then, you may have a split bus panel that is not safe.

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Topics: Electrical panel upgrades

Hidden Hazards: What You Need to Know about Electrical Home Safety

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Jun 13, 2019 3:11:42 PM

Maintaining a home is an ongoing process, yet many people wait until something stops working in the home before addressing these maintenance issues.  However, it can save you time, money, and unnecessary stress to prevent problems before they occur. Your home’s electrical system is an excellent place to start.

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Topics: Electrical panel upgrades, Electrical safety

Why Should I Replace My Home's Old Electrical Panel?

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Jan 24, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If your home is older – built before 1990 – or has not had an electrical upgrade since then, you may have a split bus panel that is not safe. Federal Pacific split bus electrical panels lost their UL rating about 25 years ago, due to a high failure rate in the effectiveness of its panel breakers.  If you own one, it needs to be replaced immediately. 

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Topics: Electrical panel upgrades

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