Electrical Upgrades Services

Electrical Upgrades

Electrical Upgrades

Electrical Service Panel Upgrades/Replacements

Reasons for upgrading your service:

Size Requirements

  • If your home was built before 1960, you may exceed the capacity of your home’s electrical system. 50 years ago, homeowners weren’t planning for air conditioners, microwaves and dishwashers.

  • For today’s electronic needs, older panels are often limited in space and require additional space for more circuits. Older homes often have a 60 or 100 amp service; most homes require a 200 amp service.

Safety

  • Older fuse panels are often unsafe due to incorrect fuse sizing or “cheating” by putting a penny behind the fuse, which doesn’t protect your wiring.

  • FPE and Zinsco brand breakers are notorious for malfunctioning and should be replaced. If your home was built before 1980, you may want to check your panel for these types of breakers.

  • Older homes typically do not have AFCI or GFCI protected circuits. The National Electric Code now requires most residential circuits to be Arc Fault Circuit Interrupting (AFCI) protected preventing fires from electrical arcs. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupting (GFCI) devices protect people from electrical shock and are installed in areas that are in close proximity to moisture such as kitchens, baths, basements, garages and outdoors.

  • Old service panels and meter bases deteriorate over time causing rusting of the panel box and meter base, corroding and arcing breakers where they attach to the bus bar, and failing service cables.
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Services Include:

  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Electrical Repair & Rewiring
  • Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Phone, Internet & Cable TV Wiring
  • Renovation, Additions & New Construction
  • Whole Home Generators
  • Portable Generators
  • Service Panel Upgrades
  • Surge Protection
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Light Commercial Work