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What is an Electric Panel, Exactly?

If you are new to owning a home or renting a house, you may be looking at the big silver box on the wall in the basement or garage and thinking “What is this thing?” Well, lucky for you, we know. Our electric repair Fairport NY team also knows that it is important for you to know too.

That box is your electric panel. It is essentially the brain of your home’s electrical system. Every time you flip a switch or plug in the vacuum, you can thank the electric panel (and other components) for what occurs. Many people know it as a breaker box. Inside you will find multiple circuits. These send power to every part of your home. They are like little brains inside of the big brain. The electric panel is the hub where power from the outside world comes in and gets distributed wherever your home circuits send it.

Once you know what the big box is and how thankful you should be that it does the job it is there to do, you might want to show it a little appreciation. Like any component in your house, you need to make sure it is working correctly and take care of it. Let’s face it. If your can opener fails and prevents you from making tuna for lunch, chances are you can go about your normal day, just a little hungrier. However, if your electric panel fails, it will affect your life in a big way. It could also be dangerous.

Electric repair Fairport NY experts can evaluate your electric panel and make sure it is up to par. If it isn’t, there is no sense in getting to know it any better. If the one you have needs to be upgraded or replaced, let us introduce you to the best electric panel for your needs.