Breaker panel replacements and recall services

It is often a good idea to replace or upgrade your breaker panel if it is a few years old, or if your power demand has increased over the years. Older breaker panels are often 60–100 amps and weren’t made to support the power demands of modern life. Air conditioners, refrigerators, and other appliances can draw heavy power demands that older panels might have a hard time keeping up with. Call us at Boyd Brothers Services today with any questions about your breaker panel capacity and schedule your appointment to get your breaker panel replaced.

While breaker panel recalls are not a daily occurrence, they have been known to happen from time to time. Most of the time when there is a recall, the manufacturer will offer to cover the costs of having a licensed electrician come to replace your breaker panel for free. As certified electricians, our team at Boyd Brothers Services has handled recalls like this before. Reach out to us today with any questions.

 

Zinsco Breaker Box Panels

The Zinsco breaker panel or GTE-Sylvania breaker was a very popular breaker panel back in the 1970s. Unfortunately, these panels have been deemed unsafe, very dangerous, and need to be replaced right away. The breakers inside the Zinsco breaker box panel tend to melt, making it so that the breaker can’t trip like it’s supposed to — if at all. This can cause a power surge in your home and can wind up starting house fires! 

 

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The easiest way to tell if you have one of these breaker box panels is to check and see if you can see any Zinsco branding on the breaker box. If you are still unsure after checking, contact us at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda for assistance. 

 

Split-Bus Electrical Panels

Split-Bus breaker box panels are another dated breaker box that needs to be replaced right away if you discover you have one. This is because of the technology used in this type of box is well over 40 years old, which is passed the suggested lifespan. As these breaker boxes age, the may stop functioning properly by not tripping the circuit breaker at the appropriate time. When your breaker box doesn’t trip properly, this can cause access power in your home or building and cause a fire. 

You can tell if you have this type of breaker box by looking at the disconnect breaker. If there is only one, you have a more modern breaker box. If there are multiple, you could have a Split-Bus panel. If you are unsure which breaker box panel you have or are ready to get your panel replaced, contact us today at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda!

Indoor and outdoor light installation

If you have an area in or around your home that is poorly lit, having a licensed electrician come out and install a light fixture may be a good solution. Lamps and other auxiliary lighting options can get in the way and take up valuable space. Have our team at Boyd Brothers Services make your life brighter by installing a light fixture in your home.

Replace or install electrical outlet

Outlets age and wear out, burn out, or just quit working for no apparent reason. Whatever the problem is, we can diagnose and fix any electrical problem at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda. Call us today to install a new electrical outlet or for help repairing your existing outlet.

Installation of 240v outlets

The need for installation of 240v outlets is growing every day — especially for those who need to run power to their boats at the docks near Punta Gorda. At Boyd Brothers Services, we can help you run electricity to your boat, RV, electric car, or wherever else you may need it. Make sure you can properly power the vehicles that move you.