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How To Install A New Breaker Box


Are you a homeowner in the zip code 02908 of Elmhurst Providence County, Rhode Island looking to install a new breaker box? Look no further – B&K Electric is here to help. As a family-owned and operated electrical business based in Warwick, RI, we have been proudly serving the residents of Cranston, Warwick, and all of Rhode Island for over seventeen years. Our team of licensed and experienced electricians specialize in electrical repair, panel maintenance, and installation. Make us your go-to electrician for your home or business in the Warwick and greater Providence area.

Why Install a New Breaker Box?

Our homes are filled with countless electrical devices and appliances that rely on a stable and safe electrical system. As such, it is crucial to ensure that your home’s electrical panel – also known as the breaker box – is up to date and in good working condition. The breaker box is the central hub of your home’s electrical system, responsible for distributing electricity safely and efficiently to all the circuits in your home. When it is outdated or malfunctioning, it can pose serious safety hazards such as electrical fires or electrocution.

Signs that it’s time for a new breaker box include frequently tripping breakers, flickering lights, burning smells, or increasing electrical bills. Additionally, if your home is over thirty years old, it’s likely that the breaker box is outdated and no longer able to handle the energy demands of modern devices and appliances. Investing in a new breaker box not only ensures the safety of your family and home but also increases the value of your property.

Steps to Install a New Breaker Box

While it’s always best to leave electrical work to a licensed and experienced professional like the team at B&K Electric, here are the basic steps involved in installing a new breaker box in your home.

Step 1: Obtain Necessary Permits

In order to ensure that your new breaker box meets all safety and building codes, you will need to obtain the necessary permits from your local government. This step may also involve having an electrician inspect your current electrical system to determine the appropriate size and type of breaker box needed for your home.

Step 2: Gather Materials

Before beginning, ensure that you have all the necessary tools and materials on hand. This may include the new breaker box, circuit breakers, wire strippers, screwdrivers, and wire cutters. It’s important to purchase high-quality materials from reputable suppliers to ensure the safety and longevity of your electrical system.

Step 3: Turn Off Power

Before working on any electrical system, it is crucial to turn off the power to your home. This can typically be done by switching off the main breaker in your current electrical panel. Once you’ve switched off the power, test the circuits in your home to ensure that there is no electricity running through them.

Step 4: Remove Old Breaker Box

Using a screwdriver, remove the cover of your old breaker box and carefully disconnect all the wires that are connected to it. Then, remove the old breaker box from the wall.

Step 5: Install New Breaker Box

Using an electric drill, install the new breaker box onto the wall where the old one was removed. Then, carefully connect the wires to the corresponding terminals in the new breaker box. It’s important to take your time and double-check that all the wires are connected correctly to avoid any issues in the future.

Step 6: Install Breakers

Once all the wires are connected, it’s time to install the circuit breakers. Again, make sure to take your time and carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation. A licensed electrician will be able to install the circuit breakers with precision and ensure that everything is functioning correctly.

Step 7: Turn On Power and Test

Finally, once all the breakers are installed, you can turn the power back on and test the circuits to ensure that everything is working smoothly. If any issues arise, contact a professional electrician immediately for assistance.

Trust B&K Electric for Your Breaker Box Installation Needs

When it comes to electrical work, it’s always best to leave it to the professionals. At B&K Electric, our team of licensed and experienced electricians will ensure that your new breaker box is installed safely and efficiently, giving you peace of mind and the assurance that your home’s electrical system is up to date and functioning correctly.

As a family-owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service and our community. We understand how important it is to have a reliable and safe electrical system in your home, and we are dedicated to providing top-quality services to our neighbors in the Warwick and greater Providence area.

Contact us today for all your electrical needs and make B&K Electric your go-to electrician for all your home and business needs in Rhode Island.


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