Electrical Panel Potential Problems

Electrical wires are designed to carry certain amounts of electricity.  The larger the wire, the more current it can carry.  If a wire gets too much current flowing through it, it can overheat and cause a fire.  Breakers and fuses limit the amount of current an electrical wire must handle.  When the amount of current is greater than what an electrical wire can handle, the breaker or fuse is designed to cut the power to that wire, preventing it from overheating.  For this to happen, the amperage size of the breakers and fuses must match with appropriately sized wires.  When a breaker or fuse is rated for higher amperage than what a wire is designed to handle, the circuit is considered over-fused.

If you’re running something that draws more amperage, you need a larger wire to prevent it from overheating.  You need to make sure that the amperage of all breakers and fuses are properly sized for the corresponding wire.  If they’re too large for the wire, then it’s considered “over-fused”.  Over-fusing is a VERY serious problem that needs to be corrected to prevent the overheating of wires that can potentially burn a house down or even worse, kill a family.  Over-fused circuits are a serious problem that needs to be corrected by a qualified professional.  Please call Genesis Electrical Services. Two locations to serve you: Northwest Indiana  219-663-6264 & Hamilton County 317-708-7000.

ELECTRICAL PANEL TUNE-UP

You should schedule a panel tune-up if you have had water leaks in the vicinity of your panel. Or if you think there may be improper wiring or your panel is being under powered or crowded. Tripping and blowing fuses, or a poorly manufactured panel are other reasons to call us. These are all potentially dangerous situations, and a tune-up would be in order to correct them to keep you and your home safe.

These are the steps included in our electrical panel tune-up:

  1. Apply antioxidant to main electrical wires.
  2. Install duct seal
  3. Apply (spray) anti-corrosion to breaker and neutral/ground wires
  4. Tighten all loose wire (never over tighten screws).

CALL US TODAY 317-708-7000 or 219-663-6264