Electrical Panel Replacement and Upgrades Denver and surrounding areas.

The picture above is what a burned up electrical panel looks like. Don’t let this happen in your home!

Since 1969, Electri-Serve has probably changed more electrical breaker panels in the Denver area than any other company!

Your electrical panel controls all the electricity in your home. Make sure it is up to code and up to speed. Contact Electri-Serve for an electrical panel upgrade estimate today.

Do you have circuits that constantly trip their panel breakers?

Many of today’s homes have appliances that were not around when the house was built. These items require more electrical panel capacity to avoid overloading a circuit. Some items that can cause an overload are portable space heaters and air conditioners…even hair dryers!

Use the calculator below to help estimate if you are overloading a circuit. If you’re having circuit and panel capacity issues, we offer FREE in-home estimates by licensed electricians so you can be sure your home will remain safe.

Important note: NEVER increase the size of a panel breaker on a circuit that keeps tripping. A larger-capacity breaker requires larger wiring in order to provide protection from electrical fires.

Electrical Panel Repair.

Every electrical panel repair we do starts with our experienced electricians doing a thorough panel inspection and household assessment. We will make sure to identify all electrical issues and offer the right solutions for your home and needs.

Keeping your electrical panel in good working order will ensure that your lights, appliances and electronics work when you and your family need them to.

It’s important to get your aging or damaged electric panel repaired as soon as possible. Immediately addressing the problem with your electrical panel will help you avoid emergency situations and potential issues such as power surges, electrical shocks, and circuit overloads.

Electri-Serve provides electrical panel replacement, upgrades, and repair for homes and businesses. Our areas of service include Metro Denver, Golden, Lakewood, Aurora, Broomfield, Centennial and surrounding areas. Let us diagnose the problem and provide you with the best solution.

Are FPE and Zinsco Brand Electrical Panels Safe?

Both FPE (Federal Pacific Electric) and Zinsco brand circuit breaker panels are not safe and should be replaced, plain and simple! They are no longer made by the original manufacturer because those companies have long since gone out of business.

Although there are repairs and expensive “after-market” breakers for both of these brands of panel, there are other design problems with them so the best remedy is to replace them entirely. Find out more about the specific issues with each below.

FPE Electrical Panel Problems

In the case of FPE, they lost their UL listing when it was discovered their breakers would not necessarily trip when they needed to. A circuit breaker is always sized to the load that it serves and the wire size it is supposed to protect.

For example, a 14 gauge copper wire used in homes today, is rated to handle 15 amps maximum. For this reason, it is always supposed to be connected to a 15 amp breaker and that 15 amp breaker should shut off if a load of more than 15 amps is imposed upon it. FPE breakers are not reliable in always shutting off in this condition.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to know for sure if yours will work correctly or not. The problem that can occur if electricity does not shut off under overload conditions can be as serious as a home fire.

Zinsco Electrical Panel Problems

Zinsco or Zinsco-Sylvania is the name given to a brand of panel that was commonly installed up to the mid-1970’s. It was a very popular product and installed throughout North America. Production was halted when design flaws were discovered. However, previously purchased panels were still being installed for a time after that.

The deficiencies that became evident were serious enough to be considered both a fire and electrical shock risk. Panels were known to fail, while still conducting power.

Denver electricians safely installing or replacing electrical panels, fuse box upgrades, or circuit breaker repair in these Colorado neighborhoods:

Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Commerce City, Denver, Englewood, Erie, Genesee, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Louisville, Northglenn, Parker, Superior, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and surrounding areas.

Your electrical panel controls all the electricity in your home! Make sure it is up to code and up to speed. Contact Electri-Serve for an electrical panel upgrade estimate today.