Circuit breaker installation is important for keeping your house and family safe from fires, shocks, and more. The services we provide at Handykith as a professional New York City company are essential to ensure you are adequately protected. We can evaluate your wiring, energy consumption, and the needed protection for your house or building. We install electrical panel boards and complete repair work, so contact us today to submit a consultation and make sure your house or building is protected.
When Do You Need to Replace a Circuit Breaker?
Circuit breakers track the currents by detecting excess current and stopping it. If there is too much load on the wiring, it causes a circuit breaker to trip and disconnect from the power supply. Breakers can also trip if there is either broken insulation or a short circuit. Essentially, circuit breakers cut off the current until whatever the problem is safely resolved.
When you think about how much we rely on electricity in your everyday life, it’s easy to understand how important it is to take care of your circuit breaker. This includes knowing when it is time for a circuit breaker replacement. Here are some times where a repair or replacement may be needed:
- Flickering or dimming lights: There may be something wrong with your breaker box if the lights in your home are frequently flickering or dimming. This may be caused by several issues like an overload or damaged wires.
- Abnormal sizzling sounds: If you start hearing electrical sizzling sounds, this may be a sign that you need to replace your circuit breaker.
- Burning smell: A burning smell coming from an electrical panel is a sign that there is overheating from an overload.
- Scorch marks: If you notice scorch marks either around the breaker or your appliances, this is another sign of a faulty breaker that should be addressed immediately.
- Appliance performance: Appliances that are performing poorly is often another indication that you may need to replace or repair your circuit breaker.
- Circuit breaker trips: When circuit breakers short circuit frequently, it may be time for a repair. Have a professional inspect your circuit breaker to determine if the frequent trips are an indication of a bigger problem.
- Breakers may also not reset, which is a signal that a repair or replacement is needed. This occurs when the breaker flips immediately, stays in the middle, or does not move at all from the “off” position. If this is the case, leave it in the “off” position and contact one of our electrical professionals today.
If you start noticing any of the above signs, or have something else abnormal going on with your breaker, contact us at HandyKith today. Luckily, there is no need to panic because our experienced staff will inspect your breaker, install new parts or entire breakers, and make any necessary repairs to get your house or building functioning yet again. When it comes to electrical problems, there is no time to waste. For these types of issues, it is important to consult an electrical professional who is able to properly diagnose the underlying issue and suggest appropriate remedies. By using HandyKith’s services, you can relax knowing that you will avoid future overloads and further problems. Call HandyKith today or visit our website to submit a free consultation form.
Providing Solutions to Circuit Breaker Problems
Circuit breaker problems should not be ignored. It is important to contact a professional for a circuit breaker repair or replacement when you start noticing potential problems. At Handykith, our professional electricians are experienced and ready to evaluate your circuit breaker problems. Submit a free consultation today to see how we can help keep your home and family safe. We provide effective solutions and give our clients options for solving their circuit breaker problems. Some more frequent solutions include:
- Adding a circuit breaker to a breaker box
The right solution for your circuit breaker problems may be an evaluation of your power supply and adding a circuit breaker to your circuit breaker panel. Our professionals at Handykith will evaluate your existing system and see if it is fit for an addition. We will determine whether your existing breaker can handle the additional breaker and the new load that comes with it when adding to your existing box.
- Circuit breaker replacement
Circuit breaker problems are often solved once you replace a circuit. When you install a new circuit breaker, you can cut down on how many power surges you experience. If you are having to do frequent fuse replacements every time a fuse blows, or if your breaker is tripping often, it may be time to replace the entire breaker box. Although replacement of a fuse is not particularly expensive, it can become a hassle to continuously deal with these short-term fixes. The risk of an electrical fire is reduced by a replacement which will give you the peace of mind you need.
Additionally, replacement of an electrical panel can be a great option, especially if you have an older electrical panel or you have a panel that requires frequent repairs. Replacements may be a good option if you are doing a home improvement or business renovation, adding major appliances, or if you have to frequently reset your breaker. Upgrading your panel through a replacement can save you money from excessive repairs to both your panel, breakers, and appliances in your home. You may also be able to save money spent paying for larger energy consumption as a result of circuit breaker trips, and on your homeowner’s insurance bill. A replacement can help increase the longevity of your devices and appliances.
To know what replacement is best for your needs, contact us at HandyKith. For example, we may recommend a sub-panel, which is a smaller panel that distributes power to specific parts of your home or building. Also, we may suggest 50 amp plugs, or other gradations. We will evaluate your situation and suggest options that will be best for you to choose from.
- Circuit breaker repair
A circuit breaker repair may prove to be the perfect solution for your home or business. If you are experiencing problems with your breaker, you should address them immediately, as they can be indicative of bigger problems. To determine whether a repair will solve your issues or if you need a complete replacement, contact a qualified professional for an evaluation. Our circuit breaker repair services at HandyKith will provide you with options that will solve your breaker problems and give you peace of mind.
Repairs are often limited to the panel and are much quicker to complete. If your breaker needs a more extensive repair like rewiring or other upgrades, you may need to expect a longer repair. HandyKith professionals will be able to assess the repair upfront and estimate both the time and expense to expect with your repair.
For circuit breaker installation, replacements, additions, and similar electrical work, contact us at Handykith in New York City. We provide professional services that will get your home or business running smoothly again. When you hire a professional at Handykith, you can rest easy knowing you will be protected without endangering yourself or your electrical system. Our staff has the expertise you need to cut down your costs and protect your home and family.
Our Circuit Breaker Repair Services in New York
Located in New York City, HandyKith has been providing professional services and working with electrical for over a decade. When we receive an electrician call for the New York area, we respond quickly and ready to tackle the problem. We evaluate the condition of your circuit breaker, electrical wiring, and load levels. Based on that evaluation, we then provide our customer with options for solving whatever problems we encounter and discover. We have professional insulated tools that help us work quickly and efficiently. Our work experience with installing 30 amp double pole automatic machines and three-polar safely locks provides a great foundation for our HanyKith professionals to accurately go through the necessary stages quickly, effectively, and qualitatively.
Our electrical work speaks for itself. We pride ourselves in our high quality work on both residential and commercial projects. You can count on us to work quickly, but effectively. We provide circuit breaker installations, change circuit breakers, do electrical repairs, do wiring repairs, and provide other electrical services
Can I put a 20 amp breaker on a 15 amp circuit?
Upgrading to 20 amp breaker from a 15 amp is not advisable without a thorough evaluation by an electrician. Although your current breaker may be having problems, increasing the circuit’s capacity must be done in a safe way to avoid consequences like electrical fires. Contact our electrical professionals at HandyKith today to safely evaluate your electrical situation.
How much does an electrician charge to replace a breaker?
How much replacing a breaker costs will depend on your electrical needs, any complications encountered, and the like. The breakers typically may cost around $1,000 to $2,000 or more. The physical breaker may be a cost additional to the electrical service rate as well. At HandKith, the first hour has a base fee with each additional hour costing a bit more. If more than one electrical professional is required to replace the breaker, there is usually an additional charge for that professional’s time and service. We often have flat day rates for longer projects, such as commercial projects. And emergency services may have additional costs as well. The best way to evaluate how much you can expect to spend on an electrician is to contact our professionals at HandyKith today. We will evaluate what services and tools may be required for your replacement, which will give you a more accurate estimate to expect.
Can two circuits go on one breaker?
This depends on whether a circuit breaker is designed for two conductors. Usually the circuit breaker will say whether it is in fact designed for two conductors right on the circuit breaker, and the terminal of the breaker will be specifically designed to hold two circuits on one breaker. If you are not sure whether your breaker is designed to hold two circuits, give our electrical professionals a try.
What are signs of a bad breaker?
There are several signs of a bad breaker that you should be aware of. Some of the most typical signs are burning smells coming from your circuit breaker, the breaker being hot to the touch, and the breaker having burned parts or obvious signs of wear. You should also keep an eye out for flickering lights, smoke/fire/water damage, and damage to appliances or appliances that are performing poorly.
How many times can a breaker trip before it needs to be replaced?
The answer to this question often depends on what type of breaker you have. Oftentimes, as little as 3 to 5 trips is the most you should allow before seeking a replacement. To see how many times your specific type of breaker can trip before you need a replacement, contact an electrical professional today.
What happens when a circuit breaker won’t reset?
If your breaker will not reset and there are no high voltage equipment drawing electricity, there may be a short circuit problem. These short circuits should be taken seriously, as they can cause an electrical fire if not properly addressed. The best thing to do is leave your breaker in the “off” position and contact one of our HandyKith professionals immediately.
Book Circuit Breaker Installation & Repair Today.
Are you in need of circuit breaker services in New York City? Contact HandyKith today for a consultation. Our repair services at HandyKith are designed to keep you safe and your life functioning. Our team of professionals will offer the best options and advice on installations, repairs, home improvement, and the like. Call a professional today who can help evaluate your individual case and adjust the options according to what will be best for you. Our services are backed by a six-month to two-year long warranty. This means that we take responsibility for our work. Attempting a do it yourself fix on your circuit breaker can be potentially dangerous and a lot more complex than you may think. When working with electrical, you run the risk of shortages, electrical circuit shocks like electrocution, and fires may result from inexperienced work. Our professionals at Handykith know what insulated tools and methods to use.
When you start noticing signs that your circuit breaker is not functioning correctly, do not hesitate to reach out immediately. If you need a circuit breaker installation or a circuit breaker repair, check out our online website for this service. You can also contact us directly by email. We are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 18:00. Contact us to discuss what costs to expect for your repair or installation needs. At Handykith, we strive to ensure that our customers and their homes are safe and protected. Don’t delay! Contact us today to get started.
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