Electrical Panel Replacement & Repairs

Residential & Commercial Circuit Breaker Panel Service in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the Greater Lehigh Valley Area

Electrical Panels, sometimes referred to as a Breaker box or distribution panel, are considered the central nervous system of your home’s electricity.  Any and all electrical connections-from the lighting and entertainment system in your family room, to the HVAC System that keeps your home comfortable, to your appliances like your washer/dryer, refrigerator and dishwasher, can all be controlled from the master switch, located on your breaker panel.  It is, perhaps, the most vital system in your home.

GB Electric is a leading electrician in the Allentown area who specializes in Electrical Panel & Breaker replacement and troubleshooting/repair. They have been helping homeowners since 2002 with all of their electrical needs, from simple jobs like replacing a faulty breaker to more complex electrical projects like installing new electric service to a basement, home office or addition.  Our techs are fully trained, are uniformed and courteous to all of our valued customers.


Breaker Panel Services

Breaker Panels have come a long way since the 1900’s.  Prior to 1930, 30-Amp service was the norm in most houses.  Houses that were built in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s were typical built with a 60 Amp Panel, which was better than earlier standards, but still low compared to modern standards.  Then, in the mid 60’s, the circuit breaker panel came onto the scene, introducing home to a 100-amp service.  In the 80’s, 200 amp became more common to accommodate the growing electrical demand of the various equipment in the home.   Nowadays, many homes are built with 300, 400 and even 600 Amp services with multiple electric panels to accommodate the demand of our electric and electronic heavy lives. 

In terms of cost of replacing or upgrading your electrical panel, the difference in cost between a 100 amp and 200 amp panel is slight because the labor cost is usually about the same, so it would probably make sense to go with a 200 amp panel.

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Breaker Panel Replacement

New homes in the Lehigh Valley are built to handle 200 Amps, however, many older homes can’t. GB Electric’s experienced electricians can provide sound advice, service, repair or replacement of your electrical panel, circuit breakers or wiring.

If your home is over 30 years old, your electrical panel could be underpowered to handle the needs of your home.  This is very important because more stuff creates higher electrical demand and can create dangerous conditions like fires or electrical shocks if not addressed.  

If your notice any of the following signs, give us a call immediately:

  • Flickering, blinking, or dimming lights
  • Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
  • Warm or discolored wall plates
  • Cracking, sizzling, or buzzing from receptacles
  • Burning odor coming from receptacles or wall switches
  • Mild shock or tingle from appliances, receptacles, or switches

Check out this informative checklist of warning signs of underpowered homes from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI).

Circuit Breaker Replacement

Your circuit breaker protects your home from electrical surges. When it is not functioning properly, you risk losing power and/or causing harm to your home and family. Either way, you need to know that your circuit breakers are working as they should, and GB Electric is here to help.

Some signs that you need circuit breaker repair include:

  • Flickering of lights – If you have problems with lights flickering in specific parts of your house, it could be due to your circuit breaker.
  • Buzzing breaker – If the breaker panel is buzzing, you have a problem with the circuit breaker that needs to be addressed quickly.
  • Constantly tripping breaker – If your breaker trips regularly, it’s likely due to a problem with the circuit breaker, such as an overloaded circuit.
  • Breaker won’t reset – If your breaker trips and will not reset, give us a call. This is a sign of a problem with the circuit breaker itself.
  • The circuit breaker is too hot – If your circuit breaker is getting hot to the touch, you need to get it looked at professionally immediately as this can be a fire hazard.

Our residential electric contractors are highly skilled at helping Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton area homeowners with remodeling projects that may involve replacing or adding new circuit breakers or electrical panels.  Give us a call to schedule an appointment to discuss your electrical needs.

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Installing “Whole-House” surge protection

Think about all of the electronics and appliances in your home and the dollar value of your investment in them.  Washers/Dryers, refrigerators, laptops, PC’s Big Screen TV’s, data backup devices and external disk drives. 

“Whole-house” surge protection can safeguard not only the appliances and devices plugged in around the house, but it can actually protect the house from catching fire due to a sudden power surge. Our Allentown residential electricians specialize in making sure that a whole house surge protection installation is safe, effective and lasts for years to come.

Outdoor Electrical Service

Sometimes, when homes have an inconvenient location for a breaker panel, they are place outside the home.  GB Electrical in Allentown PA can handle all of your homes exterior electrical service from exterior breaker panels to junction boxes, low voltage wiring for landscape lighting, exterior outlets, Swimming Pool & shed wiring. Power lines connecting the power grid to your house, also known as a service drop or distribution lines, can become detached during storms or due to general wear and tear.  Stay away from these lines and even the ground around them as electrocution is possible.  GB Electric can get your exterior power lines reattached quickly and safely.

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What Our Customers Are Saying!

Jesenia Peralta
September 30, 2022.
Gabriel is our go to for all our electrical needs. I highly recommend him.
Matthew Kaiser
September 29, 2022.
Gabe is fantastic! Made himself available very quickly and solved our problem! We plan to use him for more repairs and remodeling!
Daniel Baez
September 17, 2022.
Very high-quality services and very fare and reasonable prices. What I deeply appreciated the most is the pride of the craftsmanship Gabriel takes in his work! There's no cutting corners with him 👌🏼. I surly recommend his electrical services to all I come across with a good conscience knowing he's going to do and perform great professional work and give an honest reasonable price 👍🏼.
Julia McMahon
September 3, 2022.
Gabriel was great. He was always on time, responsive and professional. We had him install ceiling fans, install lights, new outlets…. If we could give more than 5 stars we would. Highly recommend him
Linda Richmond
August 29, 2022.
Gabriel did excellent work with replacing the service lead wire. He was professional and quick. We will definitely reach out in the near future for further projects that we need done. Gives us peace of mind!!
Nik Baikow
August 17, 2022.
I appreciate GB electric. He has done a lot of good work on my house which I recently purchased. He’s responsive and knowledgeable.
Robertos Gaming Channel
August 9, 2022.
came very quickly, made sure he took all steps to figure out problem and did thank you
Sandy Schwarz
August 9, 2022.
Flexible , reasonable price, profesional , I would recommend this business to a family member or a friend!
Barbara Nixon
August 8, 2022.
Gaberial was very professional and prompt.He kept in touch with me as far as his timing to come fix the problem. He answered all my questions and explained everything to me. I’ll definitely use him again and I recommend GB Electric to service your home. Pricing was steep, ( being on a fix budget) but, fair considering what could’ve happened if the outlet wasn’t replaced. Being an electrician is a serious must needed job. Keeping you and your home safe. So, I couldn’t let the price scare me from taking care of that problem. I’m very satisfied with this company. He’s coming back to replace three more for me as well. Thank you Gaberial!
Abigail Miller
August 8, 2022.
Gabriel was very professional, communicative and respectful of the appointment time. Gabriel was also able to accommodate the extra light replacement, which I greatly appreciated. I don't know what prices are for these types of interventions, so I can't comment on that aspect.