Do I need a Panel Upgrade?
Outdated panels are hazardous. Voltz Electrical Service offers residential and commercial electrical panel upgrades for residential homes and businesses in Augusta, Evans, Grovetown, Hephzibah, and Martinez, GA, as well as North Augusta, SC. Read on to find out more about the types of outdated panels commonly found in older homes.
Federal Pacific Panel
1950"s to 1980"s
Made from the 1950s to 1980s, these panels have design and manufacturing flaws that can result in fires or shocks. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the presence of this panel in a home is classified as a safety defect warranting a new electrical panel upgrade
Not manufactured since the mid-1970s, these panels have design flaws that allow power to flow even when the breakers appear off. Breakers may also melt preventing them from their essential function. Zinsco panels pose a fire and shock hazard and should be replaced with a new electrical panel.
Far older than any of the other panel types, fuse boxes are only designed to handle 30-60 amp of power; however, today’s appliances require 100-200 amps of power or more. Outdated technology poses a huge fire and electrocution safety risk and should be replace
Panel upgrades should only be done by a trusted electrician.
If your home is in need of a panel upgrade, contact Voltz Electrical Service at 706.738.0378.