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Upgrading a Circuit Breaker Panel

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

Installing a new circuit breaker panel isn’t necessarily a do-it-yourself project. Remember, electricity is dangerous! But if you have a permit and the help of a trusted electrician, it is possible. Just be sure to stick to the following tips and safety precautions:

1. Get approval

First and foremost, you must get permission from your town or city’s local building authority. Without proper clearance, you put yourself at risk of prosecution. Once the project is complete, be sure to schedule an inspection to make sure everything is working properly.

2. Shut off your home’s power

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Don’t touch your electrical panel without first turning off the power to your house. Locate the master switch and shut it off. If you can’t find it, reach out to your utility company for advice.

3. Use a guide

Your best bet is to find a comprehensive guide on installing a new circuit breaker panel. Here, Bob Vila offers everything you need to know about electrical panels. An electrician will be able to better explain what needs to be done.

Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric offers a wide variety of electrical services. Don’t risk playing around with your home’s wiring — contact us for a safe and quick panel upgrade:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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