What Is the Average Lifespan of a Breaker Panel?

The breaker panel is like the headquarters, command center, and motherboard (of sorts) of your home’s electrical system. Yes, that means it is an important aspect of your home’s efficiency, performance, and safety.

Perform an Annual Test of Your Electrical System
There are many reasons to have a licensed and insured electrician resource:

An average of 46,700 home fires each year are caused by electrical malfunction or failure.
Electrical failures and the second leading cause of home fires
These are only a few reasons why it is important to perform an annual test of your electrical system. In addition to safety, ensuring your home’s electrical system is sound will also ensure performance when you need and want it.

The moral of the story is to check your breaker panel regularly and have it inspected by a professional electrician. In addition to providing the security and safety you expect, and the performance you need for your electric devices, you will also get the most out of your breaker panel.

What Is the Life Expectancy of a Breaker Panel?
When you plug in that appliance or that extension cord to your outlet, you expect it to deliver the power you need. You don’t want to worry about electrical problems, and taking care of your breaker panel means you can relax and plug in.

The good news is your breaker panel will last for a long time, on average more than two decades. In fact, the average life expectancy of a breaker panel is approximately 25 years. Even with regular checkups and inspections, there is a point when it will be advisable and safest to replace that panel.

How old is your home? Was the breaker panel already installed when you moved in? Do you know when your home’s current breaker panel was installed? Over time, like any circuit and control system from your vehicle to your breaker panel, age, wear, use, and many other factors can create issues.

Contact Walsh Electric for All Your Electrical Needs
If you need a professional inspection of your home’s electrical system or have electricity problems, then the friendly, professional and experienced team at Walsh Electric can help. Electricity is an amazing and trusted power source, but also a dangerous one. If you notice an electrical issue, don’t wait. Contact us if you have any questions or need to schedule an electrician today.