Are the breakers in your panel sized properly?

Electrical wiring comes in different sizes and breakers must be sized accordingly. 14 gauge wiring requires 15 AMP breakers, 12 gauge wiring requires 20 AMP breakers and so on. Some wiring manufacturers have simplified the identification of smaller wire sizes. White is 15 AMP, yellow is 20AMP, and orange is 30 AMP.

The image below shows the different color wires properly bored through framing members. Wiring done by Lauterborn Electric.

If an over sized breaker is used,