Your electrical service panel is the brain of your home’s electrical system. It is the dedicated place where the hardware of your electrical circuits is located. The electrical service panel is most often found in a basement or a laundry room, convenient but not primary living space. The service panel is always located on an outside wall. A proper assessment of your electrical service panel for capacity and proper function can save problems and aggravation in the future.
Tips from Wilcox Electric
DC Electrical storms are frequent - sometimes daily - summer occurrences in this hot, humid climate. Fire and electrical damage can happen before you know it. If you aren’t prepared, you could lose everything. Informed homeowners know how to protect their homes and possessions best when that lightning starts to flash.
How important are your electrical devices? In this new era of increased working and learning from home, the entire family is likely using expensive - and essential - electronic devices like computers, tablets, laptops, printers, projectors, and large-screen TVs. Wilcox Electric, your Washington, DC area electrical professionals, recommends that you protect your home and devices with a surge protector.
You don’t have to be an expert to ensure the safety of your home, but you should know the basics. You, your household and all of your electrical components are at high risk if your home electrical system isn’t properly grounded. If you still don't entirely understand "grounding," you are not alone. Find out what an electrical ground does and how it works to keep your home - and the people who live there - safe.
You’ll find them tucked behind most televisions and computer setups, but do you know what surge protectors really do? More importantly, do you know how to choose and properly use one? The right surge protector can mean the difference between destroyed devices and safe ones, so it pays to learn the basics.