Why Would You Replace Your Circuit Breaker Box?
There are just a few common signs that your breaker box may be nearing the end of its life:
- Presence of rust or corrosion on the breaker box or electrical components
- Strange sound or smell coming from your breaker box
- Lights flickering or dimming when outlets are used
- Breakers not working properly or tripping frequently
These are all signs of an unsafe breaker box and should be addressed by a licensed electrician sooner than later. You may also consider a replacement if your current breaker box isn’t rated for 200-amp service, it’s over 25 years old, or you’ve simply run out of space on your current breaker box. If you’re concerned about the function and looks of your current breaker box, there’s a good chance it may be time for an upgrade.