Tips & Facts

Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Panels Present Safety Concern

If you have a FPE panel in your home you need to take the time to view these videos.

It has been known since the 1980’s that FPE has been known to fail, and that some insurance companies will not insure a home with a FPE panel. We would like to talk with you concerning your options. Give us a call today.

VIDEOS

→ Inspectors find hidden danger (WFTV.com)
Action 9  has investigated an electrical panel that some experts call a fire waiting to happen.

→ FPE Endanger Homes (WFTV.com)
Breakers that fail to cut off when the circuit overloads put homes in danger.

→ Decades of Danger (NBCBayArea.com)
If your home was built before 1990, it may have a faulty Federal Pacific circuit breaker and could be a fire risk. It’s a fact that been known for years, but there has never been a recall.

Federal government will make light bulbs obsolete

Recent changes by the federal government concerning energy usage will be making most common light bulbs obsolete. Give us a call concerning LED or fluorescent lighting upgrades. Commercial, institutional, or industrial lighting upgrades may be eligible for utility discounts. Let’s talk. Call us at 717-865-4604 or send an email to dave@hahnlenelectric.com.

Arc Fault Protection required for residences

The National Electric Code now requires all new homes, additions, and renovations to have Arc Fault Protection. At the smallest arc or spark, the breaker will trip, shutting off power and eliminating additional arcing. For more information, see the  Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Fact Sheet (PDF).