What to Know About Your Home’s Electrical Panels

If you’re like most of us here in the U.S., your home has electricity. However, like most of us, you probably don’t understand exactly how it works, or how to fix electrical issues when they start cropping up. That’s why A1 Ability Electric is here. Specializing in electrical installation of all shapes and sizes, including new installation of electrical panels and electrical panel upgrade, our team will keep your home’s electrical system safe and ensure you’re never left sitting in the dark.

How Electrical Panels Work

The primary power line to your home connects from your home to a power meter on the outside of your home. From there, the line runs directly to the electrical panel. While the location of the electrical panel varies, it’s generally in the garage, mudroom, basement, or a closet. Inside the electrical panel, you’ll find several switches. These switches are all circuit breakers, which serve to break the power from the main line up into smaller segments and to distribute that power to the various outlets in your home. While electrical panels generally run without any attention, warning signs include the following:

  • Flickering lights
  • Appliances that shut off randomly
  • Humming
  • Shocks

If you notice any of the above signs, we can help. Ready to learn more? Contact us at (972) 849-3192.

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- Josue Torres
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- Ihui Chang
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- Andre Pascual

Called Frank about an outlet not working in my laundry room. Asked to see a photo of the panel, which I thought I checked and didn’t see a tripped breaker switch. Sure enough he spotted a tripped one and asked us to turn off then back on, and the outlet works! I feel like most companies would have come out anyways and charged a service fee, but I appreciate Frank just helping me over the phone! Will definitely reach out in the future.

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