The home’s electrical system operates like a human being’s heart. Without a properly functioning heart, the whole body will stop working. Without a properly functioning panel, nothing electrical in a home will work. People’s hearts can develop problems due to age, diet, and genetic reasons. Panels can also develop problems. Today, there are two brands of panels that may have major manufacturing and/or design flaws that potentially put homeowners at risk—Federal Pacific Electric panels and certain Zinsco panels. There are also millions of people today who have panels that are more than 40 years old and may no longer protect their homes from overcurrents and short circuits. For a proper confirmation of the condition of your electrical panel (or “fuse box”), it is best to call a licensed electrician or an electrical contractor in the Las Vegas or Southern Nevada.