Federal Pacific Electric Panel Upgrade
What is the problem with Federal Electric Panels (H2)? If your home was built in the 1950s-1990s, chances are you have a fire hazard in your house. Federal Pacific electric panels were the go-to choice for builders until it was later discovered that the breakers can fail to trip during overcurrent. Failure to trip, which breakers are designed to do, can lead to melting wires, overheating and house fires.
After testing was done in the 1980’s it was discovered that 25% of Federal Pacific breakers will fail to trip in the event of an overload. Federal Pacific was found guilty of committing fraud when testing was done, marking these breakers as safe, when in reality they were failing. A recall was never issued due to the vast use of the panels and the cost to replace them. Federal Pacific went out of business and millions of homeowners are now left with the defective electric panels.
Federal Pacific electric panels will appear to work perfectly for years until one failed overload causes a fire hazard. Sadly, thousands of house fires occur each year as a direct result of these electric panels. If you own a home that was built within the 1950s-1990s check your breaker box for the Federal Pacific name or logo. If you find that your home does have a Federal Pacific electric panel we recommend a replacement to make sure that your home remains the safe haven you expect it to be. Contact us to learn more about Federal Pacific electric panel replacement.