1957 Model Circuit Breaker
One of my lead technicians just now told me of a house he went to. The customer wanted a new breaker panel.
When we interview the customer and ask why they want a new panel, they usually tell us they found out how dangerous the Federal Pacific breakers are or they they have overloaded the breaker panel and now they are tripping breakers.
This customer had an “XO” type square D panel that had a 1957 mfg date stamped on it. She constantly trips a breaker to the microwave.
We explained that when the house was new, this was a great product because most homes had 2 or 4 fuses and this new device would trip but you did not have to buy a new fuse. This was a great improvement over the old fuse boxes.
Alas, the world does not stand still for anyone. Especially for technology. When her house was built, we did not have TV’s in most homes. Radios were still the most common form of entertainment. No one had a microwave and hair dryers were only found in the big city hair salons.
The big screen TV would come in about 30 years. The pc a bit sooner. Refrigerated air conditioning was just around the corner unless you were rich. Gas stoves or wood stoves provided most of the heat for a home and the cooking too.
Need I go on? Just as you have upgraded your home and your car, one day the electrical system in your home needs an upgrade too. Not just for safety, but for convenience.
You will find the investment is returned with interest when you sell your home. So don’t wait. Call and let us help you into the new world of power and safety.
We install Eaton/Cutler Hammer panels and breakers and they carry a lifetime warranty.
Jeffries electric has great residential electric repairs and commercial electric repairs. We install 200 amp panels and replace federal breaker panels. We install landscape lights and recessed lights. We fix electrical plugs and electrical switches and 3 way switches. we are your Denton electrician, Coppell electrician, lewisville electrician, highland village electrician, Frisco electrician, Plano electrician, corinth electrician. We fix gfci plugs and repair breakers. We install whole house surge protector. Licensed electrician and insured electrician. Add phone outlets. We repair landscape lights. We fix light switches. Install ground rod. Electric repair work should be performed by a licensed electrician. Be safe and turn off the breaker first.