Have you ever found one of the rooms in your house suddenly has no power running to it, or one of your major appliances won’t power on for no apparent reason? Here is a possible solution to your problems.

  1. Find the electric panel in your home (likely located in the basement or utility room).
  2. Make sure your hands are dry and that you are standing in a dry place.
  3. If you are troubleshooting an entire room, turn off all lights and make sure nothing is plugged into any of the room’s outlets (especially if they are GFCI outlets.
  4. Open your electrical panel door. You will see that every circuit breaker switch is set to one of three settings: on, off, or the center position.
  5. Most electric panels have labels showing which room or appliance is being powered by it. Locate the room or appliance. If it is not labeled, look for any switch that is in the center position.
  6. Switch the affected switch to off and then on.
  7. If the switch is in the on position, the circuit is reset, if it pops back into the center position, then it’s time to contact Oakwood Electric & Generator.