Avoid These Common Mistakes
It’s important to do your research before choosing a panel box or circuit breakers
. Consider the following before purchase to avoid potentially costly mistakes.
Does the breaker panel offer enough capacity? Does it have available space for additional breakers? A panel with spare slots will make it easier to expand your setup in the future.
Are you in compliance with local regulations? Make sure your panel installation and configuration meet the latest electrical code requirements and that you have any required permits. You’ll avoid rework, while keeping your home safe and functioning properly.
Did you choose the correct circuit breaker(s) for the breaker panel? While some circuit breakers are interchangeable, most are brand-specific. Make sure to replace or add breakers designed for the brand of panel. Also, make sure to choose the correct type of breaker within the brand to ensure it fits. Check the breaker panel door for compatibility information.
Does your house need more power? In this case, you’ll need a new breaker box, electrical metre and other accessories. For complicated electrical jobs, hire a licensed professional and make sure it’s done correctly.