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Circuit Breaker Installation

Circuit Breaker Installation in Fredericksburg

Trust Us to Install and Repair Your Electrical Circuits in the Fredericksburg Area

We rely on electricity to power our lives, but it’s something most of us know little about. When things work properly, we can rely on our light fixtures and appliances to follow our commands. But, when things go wrong in your electrical systems, it can derail your day. Though most issues are simple inconveniences—like burnt-out bulbs or flickering lights—some electrical issues pose a risk to you and your family. And, in almost all cases, a faulty circuit breaker falls into the latter category.

So, if you have an issue with the switches in your breaker box, you need to pick up your phone and dial (540) 720-9364. Our Fredericksburg-area electricians are here to help repair the issue and restore your peace of mind.

Add or replace your circuit breaker in Woodbridge or Stafford with help from Comfort Control of Virginia, Inc.'s team of electricians.

What’s a Circuit Breaker?

A circuit breaker is a safety device that protects your home’s circuit from being shorted or overloaded. By interrupting the current flow, it helps not only prevent electrical fires but also insulates expensive appliances from damage. It also limits the likelihood of a long-term power outage. The automated flipping of a circuit breaker is termed a “trip”. Unlike fuses—which must be replaced every time they’re triggered—circuit breakers can simply be flipped back on.

What Might Cause a Circuit Breaker to Trip

The below three items are to blame for most circuit breaker trips:

  • An overloaded electrical system: If you plug in too many devices on an existing circuit, the breaker will trigger. This can sometimes be fixed by shifting outlets but a more permanent fix is best left to a professional Fredericksburg electrician.
  • Something shorted: Somewhere in your home’s electrical system, something sparked. This is typically triggered by a break or fault in a wire. If a simple reset doesn’t fix the issue, reach out to our electrical contractors for a diagnosis.
  • A ground-fault: Some kind of moisture got into the circuit. This issue most often occurs in high-moisture areas like poolside, bathrooms, and kitchens. For a permanent fix, you want to look into GFCI outlet installation.

Sometimes, however, the cause of a circuit breaker issue is internal.

How to Tell if a Circuit Breaker Needs Replacing or Repair

Most circuit breakers last upwards of 30 years and only need the occasional reset. But there are times when this safety device needs to be replaced.

The main reason for installing a new circuit breaker in an existing home is to take some of the load off of another circuit breaker. If there is one circuit breaker that is connected to too many electrical devices then it may be wise to install another circuit breaker and split the burden. The signs of a worn-out breaker in Fredericksburg include:

  • It keeps tripping
  • You aren’t able to reset it
  • Melted or malformed switch handles
  • The electrical panel smells of smoke
  • You see signs of frayed wires or burn marks
  • Home appliances keep overheating
  • The circuit breaker is hot to the touch

If you notice any of these issues, give us a call at (540) 720-9364 for a no-obligation quote on circuit breaker replacement, repair, or installation.

Professional Circuit Breaker Service in Fredericksburg

No matter the brand of your breaker or electrical panel, Comfort Control of VA’s electricians can get the job done. Below is a small sampling of electrical brands we service:

  • Bulldog
  • Cutler Hammer
  • Federal Pacific
  • General Electric (GE)
  • GTE Sylvania
  • Menards
  • Midwest
  • Murray
  • Pushmatic
  • Challenger
  • Schneider
  • SDG&E
  • Siemens
  • Square D
  • Stab Lok
  • Sylvania
  • Westinghouse
  • Zinsco

Need Power in an Addition or Garage?

Looking to turn your attic, crawl space, or garage into a more usable space? Then, it might be time to consider installing a sub-panel. These smaller breaker boxes are used to distribute power to the extremities of your home. By shouldering the burden of powering these areas, these offshoots make it easier to power more of your home without having to rewire or upgrade your existing panel. Below are a few reasons to install a sub-panel in Fredericksburg:

  • Allows for easy expansion of electricity throughout your home
  • Can be installed in a separate building or room from the main electrical panel
  • Prevents crowding and lessens the risks of overloading the existing breaker box

For a quote on sub-panel installation, reach out to our electrical experts by form or phone.

Rely On Us for Circuit Breaker Service in Fredericksburg

First things first, never try to repair or replace your own circuit. Like all electrical work, it’s dangerous and something better left to the professionals. If you mess up, you won’t be left drenched or covered in drywall. You’ll likely be smoking and smell of burning hair. So, please, leave major electrical work to people properly equipped to handle it. Your home value, your family, and your health insurance will thank you.

When it comes to circuit breaker service in Fredericksburg, you should trust the electrical contractors at Comfort Control of Virginia, Inc. to get the job done. Our electricians are true experts who possess the tools, knowledge, and skills to handle most breaker issues on the spot. Rest assured, everyone at our company is dedicated to ensuring you and your neighbors get the service you deserve. This is something backed up by our Google reviews and the numerous ways in which we ensure your satisfaction.

To schedule circuit breaker service, contact us through our site or give us a call at (540) 720-9364. We look forward to showing you why so many people in the Fredericksburg rely on us for electrical repair and replacement.