Circuit Panel Installation and Repairs

Circuit Panel Installation and Repairs in Apex, NC

As the heart of your house , the electric panel operates anything and everything in the home that needs electricity.

The electrical panel, also known as the breaker box, is a metal box with a door that opens to display the breakers. There may also be an emergency switch outside your home to turn the power off in case a house fire happens. Are you experiencing electrical issues, such as tripped breakers, flickering lights, or dead outlets? The circuit panel may be the source of your problem.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to AstroWatt Electric for circuit panel installation and repairs in Apex, NC. We’ll help you determine the upgrades that are needed to ensure your panel box operates more successfully. In addition to Apex, NC, we also serve the following locations:

  • Cary
  • Chapel Hill
  • Durham
  • Fuquay Varina
  • Garner
  • Holly Springs
  • Morrisville
  • Pittsboro
  • Raleigh
  • Wake Forest

How Often Does an Electrical Panel Need to Be Replaced?

The National Electric Code (NEC) provides the minimum standard for circuit panel installation and repairs in Apex, NC.

How do you know if it’s time for a new circuit panel installation? First and foremost, you should consider the age and amperage of your breaker box. Electrical panels usually last between 15 and 30 years and range from 100 to 200 amps. If your breaker box is reaching the end of its lifespan or your home is on the lower end of the amp range, you may need to upgrade the panel to fit your family’s needs. With the safety of your family being a priority, having an upgraded electrical panel will bring more peace of mind to your home.

Signs You Need a New Circuit Panel

When it comes to electrical issues, finding a solution can be complicated. Thankfully, understanding when you need to reach out to certified electricians for circuit panel installation and repairs in Apex, NC, does not have to be confusing. There are several telltale signs it’s time to change your electrical panel. Here are the most common signs that indicate you need a new circuit panel installation in your home:
  • Corrosion or rust is around the breaker box:
    Any signs of rust on your electrical panel indicate the panel has been exposed to water. You’ll need to replace the panel as soon as possible, as well as figure out how the water damage occurred so that you can protect your new panel.
  • A bad smell is coming from the breaker box:
    If you notice a burning smell near your breaker box, this is always an immediate cause for concern. A failing circuit panel can cause house fires from melted insulation and wires.
  • You experience frequent and unexplained outages:
    When your breakers keep tripping, it’s not merely a nuisance. It’s also a clear indication that something is wrong with your electrical panel. It may not be able to handle the demands from all your modern appliances and devices, or it may have faulty wiring. In either case, you’ll need professional circuit panel installers to upgrade your system.
  • Your lights keep flickering:
    Do your lights flicker when you turn on an appliance like the microwave or plug in a new device? There’s likely nothing wrong with the light itself. Rather, this is a sign that your circuit panel is outdated. Looking at the tag on the voltage box will give you a clue if it is time to call circuit panel installers for an upgrade. Older homes will usually have panels that top out at 60-100 amps. If your home is still relying on an old-fashioned panel, then it is time for an upgrade.
  • The breaker box is warm to the touch:
    An electrical panel is designed to trip whenever a circuit becomes overheated to protect your home from an electrical fire. However, if the panel is faulty, it may not be able to prevent the system from overheating. When this happens, the box itself may feel warm or hot to the touch. You’ll need a professional electrician to replace the circuit panel as soon as possible.

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Keep Your Electrical System Running With Circuit Panel Repairs

Not every issue you experience with your electrical panel requires complete replacement. In some instances, circuit panel repairs may be all you need to keep your breaker panel running smoothly and family safe. Whenever you notice something unusual with your electrical system, get in touch with our electrical experts. We’ll diagnose the problem and advise you on the best plan for getting your system back in tip-top shape.

Other Electrical Services We Provide to Homeowners

Are you looking to upgrade your entire electrical system? AstroWatt Electric can help! In addition to circuit panel installation and repairs in Apex, NC, we also provide the following services:


All of our services are available to residents in Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Raleigh, and Wake Forest, NC.

Learn More About Our Circuit Panel Installation and Repair Services

If you think it’s time to replace or upgrade your breaker box, trust the job to the best electricians in the area. Our team of experts will ensure your electrical panel can safely meet all of your household’s power demands. Contact us today to learn more about circuit panel installation and repairs in Apex, NC!

Our Reviews

AstroWatt Electric
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Jose GarciaJose Garcia
02:24 30 May 23
Alex and his crew did a great job installing my LED ceiling lights, smoke detectors and surge protector they did a great job hands down and will be calling them again.Also sent me a treat these guys do great work I highly recommend them.Thank you Astro Watt!
Rob B.Rob B.
20:30 03 Apr 23
110% delighted with the rapid install I had done for my Tesla Model 3. Fair price, all options laid out and above all, clean and professional job! Well done ! Christian S. was phenomenal!!!
Izzy ElkhatibIzzy Elkhatib
17:11 28 Feb 23
It's not often you run into a company that operates the way that AstroWatt does. From the beginning, they were responsive and extremely professional. When installing an EV charger they handle the permit and inspection which is not something all companies do. I ended getting quotes from a few electrical companies and AstroWatt was the best quote. While you may be able to find cheaper if you decide to go with a handyman or smaller company the professionalism and quality of service as well as transparency pays for itself. My technician Adam was very knowledgeable and made sure I had no unanswered questions at every step of the process. I highly recommend this company and will be using them in the future. Thanks for providing great customer service!
Justin NolanJustin Nolan
19:19 24 Feb 23
I worked with three gentlemen at thus company as well as their scheduling team. Everyone was friendly, positive, and easy to work with. They showed up quickly, explained my issues very well along with the capacity available on my home. They installed an EV charger for us and it was extremely tidy work. They also fixed a poorly backstabbed lightswitch which was a huge headache for us.They were also super good with our 100 lb pyrenees and put me totally at ease with her being around. They tried to upsell me a little bit but that's honestly just how contractors work. They get limited facetime and they want as much work as they can get so I don't hold that against them. The work they did was phenomenal, their attitudes were good and they were prompt. I don't know what else you can ask for.Incidentally they also sent us brownies afterward and I gotta tell you that is a heavyweight move. The brownie is was solid. Ate it with chocolate milk. Would recommend.
Doug VoorheesDoug Voorhees
00:08 24 Feb 23
I want to give a huge thanks to Chris, Alex and Zach from AstroWatt for coming out to upgrade our service. From the very beginning it was a great experience. With such an old house, there was a lot to consider. Chris came out to give us a quote and spent time going over all of the upgrades, options and packages. He took time to look at all of the concerns we had and was extremely thorough. We didn't have to wait long for the installation, with Alex and Zach coming out the following week. They arrived on time, and were setup and ready to go when the power company pulled up. Both guys introduced themselves, told me what to expect, and answered all of my questions along the way. After the job was complete (same day) we chatted for a bit about their work. They really do love what they do, and it shows. I wouldn't hesitate to use AstroWatt again when we do some additional upgrades down the line. Big thanks Alex and Zach, you guys are pros.
Kevin AycockKevin Aycock
00:15 21 Feb 23
We had a great experience with Tom and Alex! We have never had an electrician as good as AstroWatt. We have used them for residential and commercial needs. They were professional and on time. When we were not satisfied with our original quote price, they were able to readjust the quote and take care of our needs with a quote we were comfortable with. They were concerned more with safety than getting our business and provided recommendations that would make our house safe. Alex (who did the electrical work) was very knowledgeable, reliable, professional, and kind. They have a customer for life with us. We would recommend them highly. You will not be disappointed.
Ryan OrischakRyan Orischak
20:15 04 Oct 22
When my dishwasher suddenly stopped working because of an electrical issue, I contacted this company based on their stellar reviews alone. Let me tell you that they absolutely did not disappoint. From the friendly service received by Crystal (sp?) on the phone, to the high-tech appointment texts, to the in-person customer service, the entire experience was top-notch. Both Tom (a co-owner, I believe) and Patrick were friendly, great at explaining detail & setting expectations, and skilled at completing the work quickly. They even wore shoe coverings and cleaned up after themselves.Having never used an electrician before, I can’t really speak to value, but the end price seemed very reasonable to me and I appreciated how multiple service tiers were offered. I now have a properly wired dishwasher, up-to-code outlets, and a whole house surge protector. I plan to only use this company for any future needs. Highly recommend!
Kevin MacDonaldKevin MacDonald
20:39 23 Sep 22
Happy to report the 5 star ratings for Alternate Current Solutions are well deserved. Great experience every step of the process. Working with Crystal to schedule the appointments, Craig on the estimate, and Chris completing the work. It was all Customer First, on time, and as promised. Exceeded my expectations and they set a high bar for other contractors. Will definitely use them again, and would not hesitate to recommend them to others for electrical work.
Shannon SpeerShannon Speer
18:45 01 Sep 22
Christian was fabulous! My dad and I attempted installing a chandelier with a ceiling medallion on our own and we learned the hard way it is better to get the experts involved. Christian arrived on time, was super polite, helpful in explaining what he was doing and what had gone wrong before. They were able to get someone to my home within 72 hours of me calling them so I am super appreciative of their quick work and prompt response in scheduling my appointment. Thank you for your help. I highly recommend Christian for any of your electrical needs and will be reaching back out when I want additional lights installed.
Ava KrierAva Krier
19:33 26 Jul 22
This is the best electrical company I have ever dealt with. Alex was awesome! He assessed my problem and provided me with a quote and completed the job to my satisfaction. He was very courteous and was very patient with my questions. Also, the scheduling was quick and I didn’t have wait forever for someone to be sent to address my issues.
Priscilla LewisPriscilla Lewis
16:16 30 Jun 22
From introduction to installation, very professional and polite. Wore their shoe covers to protect my floor without me having to ask. Went over the service to ensure I understood what to expect from the service and the pricing. The most superb service I’ve had in a long time. Installation was quick and easy. Awesome Job Christian and Wes!! Thank you !!
Frank PolanFrank Polan
15:04 04 Apr 22
Excellent and quick response following initial contact through quoting and installation. The guys were on time,efficient, polite and cleaned everything up when they were done. We are extremely happy with the work performed!
TK WelshTK Welsh
16:33 29 Mar 22
Matt and Wes did an outstanding job of not only replacing my entire Electrical Panel, they also were great guests, very polite and professional and even showed all my pets love to make it a peaceful visit! They were quick to fix everything, walked me through everything the did at the end and answered all my questions with ease. Even during the diagnosis, one of the owners came to my house to help assess what needed to be done and what would be the best option for me and my budget. Highly recommend ACS.
Jeff BurnsJeff Burns
00:34 21 Mar 22
Tom thank you so much for everything you and your quality electricians have done making our experience a very positive one. I also would like to thank Lisa who is so professional and such a great person to deal with. Anyone reading this review I would highly recommend them for all your electrical needs. I definitely would do business with your company again. Thank you so much
Brandon WhitesideBrandon Whiteside
17:18 08 Mar 22
I was impressed by how responsive they were. I submitted a request form late at night and had a call from them first thing in the morning. Within the hour, they had arrived to provide an estimate. The work was completed less than 24 hours later.The service was timely, which is remarkable when so many service providers are booked months out. The crew was over-the-top kind, never mansplained to my wife (ha!), finished with their work quickly, and cleaned up thoroughly. We've had no issues with their installation, and would be likely to reach out to them for work again.
Riley ZimmermanRiley Zimmerman
16:28 25 Feb 22
Excellent service and business! Lisa(?) was very helpful on the phone, and Tom was quick to come out and give us a reasonable quote for installing 4 ceiling fans and a few switches. Alex and Colby then did a great job with the installation. Very happy with the work! We'll be back in the future when we decide on some new light fixtures, and any other work that comes up!