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We Provide Premier Circuit Breaker Services
Allen Service provides circuit breaker services to residents throughout Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. If you need circuit breaker installation for your Fort Collins home, you can count on the team at Allen Service. Our professional electricians offer circuit breaker replacement services to give you peace of mind knowing that your electrical system will always keep up with your demands. Our team members have the experience, expertise, and equipment needed to install or replace your home’s circuit breakers. We offer upfront pricing estimates, so you’ll never pay more than you’re quoted. Learn more about our circuit breaker services and the benefits of having your circuit breakers updated.
What are Circuit Breakers?
Circuit breakers are electrical switches that are designed to protect electrical circuits from being damaged by an overcurrent, overload, or short circuit. The function of these devices is to interrupt current flow after protective relays detect a fault.
Our Comprehensive Circuit Breaker Services
It’s not uncommon for Colorado homeowners to have outdated circuit panels that need to be upgraded when purchasing a new home. Old circuit panels might only hold 90 amps, but the average home requires at least 100 amps, and panels are available with more than 200 amps. Installing a new circuit breaker panel is not always necessary, but our team will help you determine your best option. Check out some of the services we provide related to home circuit breakers:
- New Circuit Breaker Panels – Our certified electricians start with a home inspection to determine your electrical needs. We will help you select from your circuit breaker options, including sizes, units for indoors and outdoors, and more.
- Electrical Service Upgrades – If you choose to upgrade to a larger electrical service flow, our team will install a different power supply or meter upgrade. Serious problems can occur if your panel has too much or too little electricity, so we’ll ensure you have what you need.
- Repairing Existing Wiring or Installing New Wiring – Replacing an electric circuit panel will likely require us to repair your existing wiring or install new wiring. These services may include drilling and adding wiring to link any new sub-panels necessary when single circuit breaker panels cannot cover your entire home.
Residential Circuit Breaker Frequently-Asked Questions
We often receive questions about circuit breaker installation and circuit breaker repair from local homeowners. Check out the answers to these frequently-asked questions, and get in touch with us if you have any unanswered questions. Here are frequently-asked questions about circuit breakers:
How Much Does It Cost to Install a Circuit Breaker?
The cost of installing or replacing your home’s circuit breaker varies depending on how old it is, if it was wired correctly the first time, and how readily available the parts are for your purchase. Don’t be tempted to save money by cutting corners and doing it yourself. Your home’s circuit breaker acts as the lifeblood of your home and requires proper installation. We provide transparent cost estimates, so you know exactly how much you’ll pay.
Can You Add More Breakers to a Panel?
Whether you can add more breakers to a panel depends on the capacity of the circuit breaker panel. If the panel is able to handle the extra load, our electricians can add new breakers to your panel. If you aren’t sure if your breaker box can handle the load, our team will be happy to find out for you.
Can a Homeowner Replace an Electrical Panel?
Since the electrical panel acts as the brains and lifeblood of your home, it’s essential that the job is done right. It will often cost you more if you do the work wrong and require a professional to make it right. Save money, time, and hassle by hiring Allen Service the first time around.
Why Replace Your Circuit Breakers?
If your home has old circuit breakers, you may be starting to feel the pinch. If your circuit breakers are frequently tripping, it’s time to do something about it. Circuit breakers tend to go bad after years of use. Circuit breakers should be replaced immediately if they produce a burning smell or feel hot. You may be in danger of electric shock or fire if you have a Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) electrical panel. The benefits of replacing your circuit breakers include protecting your expensive electronics, preventing possible data loss, avoiding interruptions to your internet connection, minimizing your fire risk, and more.
What are the Types of Circuit Breakers?
There are three basic types of circuit breakers, including standard breakers (single-pole and double-pole), ground fault circuit interrupter breakers (GFCIs), and arc fault circuit interrupter breakers (AFCIs).
How Do Circuit Breakers Work?
Circuit breakers work by interrupting the flow of electrical current when it exceeds a pre-set amount.
What are Common Reasons for Circuit Breakers Trip?
There are several common reasons for circuit breakers to trip. These reasons include, but are not limited to, the following: an overloaded circuit, a short circuit, a ground fault, or an arc fault.
How Long Do Circuit Breakers Usually Last?
On average, the lifespan of electrical circuit breakers is between 30 and 40 years, though this can lessen if there are electrical issues, such as poor power ratings or fluctuating voltages.
Contact Us Today for Circuit Breaker Service
If you suspect that it may be time to have your circuit breakers replaced, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our professional electricians would be happy to visit your home in Fort Collins and inspect your electrical system. Whether you need circuit breaker repair services or circuit installation, we are your go-to circuit breaker repair company. Contact us today to request an appointment.