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Update systems with safety hazards and urgent signs of failure immediately. FPE or Zinsco models, known to be safety hazards, should be replaced as soon as possible. Conditions that show an immediate need for attention include:
Make sure your electrician is licensed and familiar with local electrical codes. Every village and city in Chicagoland is free to set their own rules and requirements when it comes to electrical installations. Many adopted 2001 National Electrical Code (NEC) or 2005 version. Village of Oak Brook goes by 2008 NEC which is very different from previous editions of NEC. Village of Morton Grove adopted Chicago Electrical Code (different grounding rules). Also, many municipalities have their own amendments to NEC. For example, city of Des Plaines requires a panel with copper bus bars, city of Evanston requires a fused disconnect for dishwashers. Hire a licensed and experienced electrician to avoid costly mistakes.
Electric panel upgrades are NOT a do-it-yourself project. Fortunately, we have professional electricians at Midway Services who are ready to fix your electrical panel issues. Our technicians are available 24/7 with one-hour emergency service available when scheduling permits.
3. Screw a large ¾-inch-thick plywood panel to the wall for mounting the new electrical panel. 4. Feed the SE cable through the top of the new electrical panel, then screw the panel to the plywood. Use a torpedo level to ensure the panel is level.
Modern life is all about electronics, yet many of our homes were built far before the “technological revolution” and therefore struggle to provide the power we need to live life in the 21st century. An electrical panel upgrade, however, can rocket your home into modern times by providing the additional amps and circuits needed for living your life.
You can upgrade your panel for both functional and financial reasons. Modern homes need more power than decades-old homes and businesses. As technology grows, power requirements will continue to increase. Prospective homeowners may look at old panels as a sign of an obsolete electrical system in disrepair. Updating can make a difference for resale.
Properly functioning circuit breakers (or fuses) are vital for your safety and the safety of your home. Your electrical panel also needs to be big enough to handle your family’s electrical needs. If you add a room to your house, add central air conditioning unit or electric cloth dryer, you may need a bigger panel to handle the increased electrical load. This is called a “panel upgrade” or “service upgrade”.
The panel itself will be the biggest expense. How much power you need will affect the total price. Some older homes have their original 60-amp units, but modern homes typically need 100 to 200 amps of power to handle the everyday electrical load of computers, air conditioning, and appliances. Installing a box with more amperage and more circuits can prevent the expense of future increases.
This is where the problem lies. The fuses are rated for the wire it is protecting. Our standard lights and receptacles work off a 14 gauge wire. The wire is rated to carry a maximum of 15 amps. So when we plug in too many devices on one circuit the fuse becomes overheated and ‘blows’. By using a larger fuse we may stop the problem of the fuse blowing all the time but the wire is rated to carry only 15 amps. Now that we’re used a larger fuse the wire becomes overheated, as it is working beyond capacity. These overheated wires are running through wood studs in the walls. The potential for fire now exists.
The most important benefit of upgrading your electrical system is that your home will be protected from fire hazards caused by overloaded circuits. You can sleep better knowing your home and family are protected. You will be able to use your modern appliances safely and your expensive electronic equipment will be protected.
If your panel overheats, it can ruin the main lugs and conductors. Your problem could be as simple as outdated technology, especially if it was cheaply built or poorly installed. Or maybe you have a panel that has been corrupted or contaminated by other elements in your home. In any case, electric panel issues should be assessed and addressed as soon as possible.
Modern households are very dependent upon electrical energy, and it seems as if each day there is the need for more and more outlets and service. Consider the average kitchen with its appliances and small electrical devices…this room alone could call for both 220 volt outlets and standard 120 volts in abundance.
Panel upgrades are not always independent projects. An old unit may also have old wiring, worn outlets, outdated fixtures, and damaged circuits. Electricians who notice extensive wear and tear may recommend upgrades to other components. Necessary updates can significantly increase the costs of a given project, but they support a safe and functional power system.
Unfortunately, in many older electrical systems, the circuit breakers don’t trip, even when the circuit is overloaded. Typically, a breaker will not trip due to a loose connection somewhere within the circuit.
Pushmatic breakers are very unreliable. The indicator flag is supposed to show whether the circuit is on or off. Many times this on/off flag will stay fixed in either position, giving homeowner a false indication of the condition of the circuit. If the circuit breaker is not not used (exercised) and serviced regularly they become stiff and difficult to operate or reset.They may trip easily for no apparent reason. Sometimes they “stick” and won’t break the circuit.This can possibly cause a short circuit or overload, which can lead to a fire. Also pushmatic breakers only have thermal trip mechanism. All modern breaker also have magnetic trip mechanism in addition to the thermal one. Many pushamatic panels don’t have a main breaker which is another safety issue.
We had an emergency with our AC unit one evening and Midway Services sent out HVAC service Dom L. He was fantastic! He temporarily fixed the problem so our AC worked that night until the part came in a few days later. Dom sat with us and gave us all of our options with prices. He made us feel very comfortable in choosing the best option for us (even since our unit was a quite few years old.) He was very upfront and honest on our options and let us choose the best route for us. We appreciated his honesty. We had some water leaking a few days later and we requested Dom back and he fixed the leak and replaced all the new parts that came in. He worked very hard and cleaned over and beyond (it was more cleaning that he thought.) He even took our wet rugs (we had in our garage) out to dry! He went over and beyond. He was very knowledgeable, hard working, kind and explained everything to us thoroughly. We would highly recommend Midway Services to everyone. They are very reliable, hard working, honest and Dom was exceptional!
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Outlets near water sources – such as sinks, tubs, dishwashers and clothes washer lines – are do not have GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters) in them. These outlets stop the electricity if an appliance comes into contact with water, preventing electrocution.
If a Home Owner wishes to simply change their Electrical Service Panel, and keep the same power then the fee is much lower, more in line with what has been talked about. However, for an actual upgrade from let’s say a 100 amp panel to a 200 amp Electrical Panel, or 200 amps to 400 amps, depending on the size of the homes, there would have to be an Electrical Permit pulled through the county where the project is located to make it Legal. The prices of the panel upgrades vary between the counties, because of the different permit fees. The amount of time needed to complete the work would depend on how many circuits are in use, and/or have to be wired into the panel. With all of the new electrical components for our homes, electrical upgrades are needed to help run them all!
Once it’s complete, there’s really no disadvantage to an upgraded home electrical system. However, the cost of the project and the disruption to your life that it can create aren’t always easy to handle. For example, in order to work on the main electrical system of your home, you need to have the electric company completely cut off service. This means you can’t use any electrical elements in your home, including lights, for the duration of the work. Plus, you need to wait on the electric company’s availability to have service restored.
I put a new addition on and added some extra outlets and new out lights.my question is can I add a extra panel box to the panel box I got now , I don’t have enough breaker in the panel box for my new addition.
“I have requested Shane as my tech and Midway has gone out of there way to make him available. Jeff has also been involved in resolving my A/C issues. Midway’s techs, operators and senior officers have gone above the normal customer service regarding my A/C units. I own a large laundromat and have two large units that require scheduled maintenance and work. I am please with Midways service.”