When Does a Commercial Service Panel Need Replacement?

Having the correct amount of power for your business is critical to daily operation. Without it, your employees and/or business space won’t be able to function correctly or at all. The control point for all your commercial space’s power lay in the electrical service panel. The panel controls the amount of electricity that is dispersed to your commercial space. However, if the panel is no longer adequate, your business space may not be getting the power it needs – do you need to replace it? Here are some signs that it may be time to call the commercial electrical service experts at Ardon Maintenance:

  • Dimming/flickering lights – if you have constantly dimming and/or flickering lights in your business space, this can be an indication that too much power is being drawn on the electrical panel.
  • Age – if your business space has some age to it, your electrical panel may, too. This can be problematic for two reasons: first, the breakers and wiring may be dated and/or corroded, and second, the box may not be wired to carry the amperage you need for your commercial space.
  • Breakers are warm to the touch – a breaker that is warm to the touch is not a happy breaker; the heat indicates that the breaker is working too hard and as a result, is overheating. This can be a potentially dangerous situation and calls for attention immediately.
  • You’ve expanded your business’s space – new space needs to be powered, too, and your current electrical panel may not have the amount of power needed.
  • Faulty or malfunctioning breakers – if you have a number of breakers that are faulty or malfunctioning, it may be time to consider re-doing the whole box to ensure safety.
  • Too many repairs – if you have had to call for electrical repair for your panel too many times, it may be more cost-effective to replace it.

When the electricity in your business space isn’t dispersed at it needs to be, safety issues and operational issues come to the fore. Don’t compromise either with an outdated and/or malfunctioning electrical panel.

Call the commercial electric repair specialists at Ardon Maintenance and schedule an appointment for your Huntsville, TX, business.

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