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Electrical Panel Installations & Upgrades

Serving homes and businesses throughout Central New Jersey

 

An electrical panel (or breaker box) is the heart of your home. If it fails, then everything stops working. No more energy.

It may not look like much from the outside, but your electrical panel plays a critical role in distributing electricity throughout your house and protecting wiring from overloads, shorts, sparks, arcs, and ground faults. 

Regular inspections by a licensed electrician as well as replacing electrical panels every 25 to 30 years is recommended.

First Class Electric has a team of electricians in Central New Jersey who are ready to inspect, repair, or update your electrical panel.

All of our work is 100% satisfaction guaranteed and comes with a lifetime warranty on labor which sets us apart from other electrical contractors.

Give us a call at 908-325-1777 or submit a contact form for help.

** Warning for NJ Homes With Federal Pacific or Zinsco Panels **

If your home or business has a Federal Pacific or Zinsco electrical panel, you should have it replaced by a licensed electrical contractor as soon as possible. These panels pose a fire risk. 

Federal Pacific panels were installed in many homes in New Jersey particularly between 1950-1980. Time showed that frequently Federal Pacific breakers failed to trip, which led to many electrical fires. If you happen to have a Federal Pacific panel it should be a safety priority to have it changed to a safer panel such as Square D, GE, Eaton or others. There are numerous reports and videos online warning about the danger of Federal Pacific panels, which can be found by a simple search.

Closeup of Federal Pacific electrical panel

Zinsco panels were used in the past and most of them are no longer used. The reason being that some of the breakers of Zinsco panels become loose over time and overheat and sometimes melt or fail to trip. An experienced electrician will notice signs of damage to the bus bar or very hot breakers sometimes stuck to the bus bar - such panels should be replaced immediately to eliminate fire damage potential.

Closeup of Zinsco electrical panel

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