How do you know when to replace or upgrade your electrical system?

Here are some signs to watch out for:

  • Do you frequently have circuit breakers tripping and fuses blowing?

  • If you turn on any major appliance, do your lights flicker?

  • When you check your electrical panel, is it hot? Does it overheat?

    • Speaking of electric panels, if you own a home with a Federal Pacific Electric (PPE) circuit breaker panel with Stab-Lok circuit breakers, you run the risk of breaker malfunction and fire? Learn more HERE.

  • Do you find yourself having to use a lot of extension cords or power strips to support all of your devices?

  • Does your home have two-pronged electrical outlets (as opposed to the safer, more modern 3-pronged, grounded and “Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter” GFCI outlets)?

  • Have you built additions to your home? Ex. new garage, office or workshop?

  • Have you recently installed any new large appliances (heat pumps, air conditioners, etc.) that use a lot of electricity?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, call a licensed electrician to inspect your electrical system for possible electrical upgrades needed. 


Transworld, Inc. Electrical Contractor’s licensed electricians can inspect your electrical system and help ensure the safety of your electrical system.

By |2019-08-27T05:48:37+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Safety and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Electrical System Upgrades – Charleston, South Carolina

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