Labeling your Electrical Panel

Ever need to flip a switch on your electrical panel, and you don’t know which one to flip? It can be a frustrating process, but it doesn’t need to be! Labeling your electrical panel can save time and confusion.

Labeling your electrical panel is important, not just to lessen frustration for the homeowner. Knowing which areas of your home are serviced by which circuit breaker is crucial in case of an emergency. You never know when you might need to shut off the power. After labeling your electrical panel, you’ll be able to confidently control any area of your home or business with just the flip of a switch. Here are some tips from Fab Electric to make this process both simple and safe:

  • Turn off every circuit in your home: Once you’ve done so, turn on each one individually to note which light fixture turned on. Label the electrical panel accordingly.
  • Don’t go it alone: Take on the labeling project with a partner. Designate one person to flip the switches in each area, while the other is at the panel testing it. This is the most efficient process.
  • Use blank labels: Buy some blank sticky labels to apply on each switch. It’s easier than taping individual papers.
  • Multiple breakers may be required: Clothes dryers and washing machines, water heaters and ovens often require multiple breakers due to the high amount of power required to operate. Don’t be confused if this happens!

Remember, this process can be time consuming and a bit frustrating at times, but it will be worth it in the end! For any other questions regarding this process, or if you’re dealing with other electrical issues, contact Fab Electric today!

At Fab Electric, our specialists have lots of experience, and with our fast, friendly service, things will be back in order and working safely in no time! Call us at (301) 622-6979 to set up an appointment today!