What is the Difference Between a Breaker Box and an Electrical Panel in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, and the Surrounding Areas

We don’t really think about our electricity until it goes out, either from a system-wide outage or a breaker in our breaker box trips in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, or the surrounding areas. You may find that you have multiple boxes in your home, either inside or outside or perhaps both that handle the electricity that comes into your home. These are not things that a homeowner should mess with and instead call in a trained and experienced electrician from Kasper Electrical. We can diagnose the issue with your electrical system and provide breaker box replacement, panel box replacement, or other corrections. We can also do installations for expansion of your electrical service or with new construction. Contact us today to have one of our electricians come to your property.

Why Are There Two Boxes?

This can be a confusing aspect to your electrical supply. What most homeowners are familiar with these days are breaker boxes. These boxes typically reside inside the home and have a number of circuit breakers that divide up electricity to different parts of the home. You will likely have breakers for the lighting and outlets in different rooms, as well as dedicated breakers for a freezer, washing machine, or other high energy devices.

The confusion comes in when you talk about electrical panels. Often breaker boxes are referred to as electrical panels, but they are not the same. Where a breaker box is a single box with circuits and breakers in it, an electrical panel can often have multiple smaller boxes inside of it, all connected to a master switch for the entire electrical supply to the property. Electrical panels also often have surge protection devices on them to prevent circuits from being blown out with an electrical surge such as from a lightning strike.

Call in the Expert Electricians

Understanding these differences between breaker boxes and electrical panels is important in order to ensure that electricity is being directed where it is needed. With any new construction our team will do a breaker box installation along with an electrical panel box installation. In larger constructions having multiple boxes actually makes working on the full electrical system easier, both when newly installing things as well as when maintenance is required.

Be sure that you are doing the safe thing and calling one of our electricians for any electrical issues with your home in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, or the surrounding areas. It may be tempting to try to do repairs or upgrades on your own, but unless you have the training you could injure yourself. Contact us today at Kasper Electrical and let us make quick work of your electrical needs.

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