The Heart of a Home’s Electric System
The home’s electrical system operates like a human being’s body. Circuits and wires carry electricity throughout the home like veins and arteries carry blood to organs and limbs. Just as blood keeps the body alive, electricity keeps televisions on, computers powered, and refrigerators running.
Blood cannot travel throughout a body unless its heart is pumping, and electricity cannot travel throughout a home unless the electrical panel is operating properly. The panel is the heart of an entire home’s electrical system. Without a properly functioning panel, nothing electrical in a home will work.
People’s hearts can develop problems due to age, diet, and genetic reasons. Panels can also develop problems. Today, there are three brands of panels that may have major manufacturing and/or design flaws that potentially put homeowners at risk – Federal Pacific Electric panels, Challenger panels and Zinsco panels. There are also millions of people today who have panels in their homes and businesses that are more than 40 years old and may no longer be safely protecting wiring from overcurrents and short circuits. These panels can be a serious fire/shock hazard and many insurance companies will not issue a policy until the panels have been replaced.
This website will provide you with vital information that will help you understand how you can protect your home, business and loved ones from possible shock or fire hazard due to the above mentioned panels.