Upgrade To A 200 Amp Panel 928.203.6503 Groom Creek Arizona
Your electrical panel distributes electricity into your home from the utility’s power lines. By upgrading your electrical panel, the new panel will be able to bring more power into you home without overloading the system. If you are planning a kitchen remodel or adding an addition to your home, consider an electrical panel upgrade to ensure your electrical system is able to keep up with future electrical demands. An undersized panel may pose a safety risk, as an overloaded system can result in a fire.
If you see any of these symptoms, contact an electrician as soon as possible. In some cases, heat can build up in the walls and cause a fire. While repair may be enough, pros will often recommend an upgrade to improve the overall quality of the system and prevent future hazards.
An electrical system needs a main panel to break up the power supply of 100 amps or larger down to branch circuits. Branch circuit requirements start at 15 amps and can go as large as required by the specific item and voltage.
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!
NORMALLY WHEN A PANEL CHANGE IS DONE THE LIFE OF THE SERVICE EQUIPMENT IS 25 YEARS PLUS . ANY ONE CHANGING THE PANEL AND LEAVING THE OTHER EQUIPMENT WHICH IS OUTSIDE AND EXPOSED TO THE WEATHERPROOF IS DOING LESS THAN 1/2 THE REQUIRED JOB.(SERVICE CAP, WIRE,,METER EQUIPMENT,GROUNDING SYSTEM NEW BREAKERS,PERMITS, AND ETC. THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS AND SOME TIME THIS CAN APPLY,BUT RARELY.REMEMBER YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR SOME TIMES
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If you think about your home like the human body, the electrical system is the circulatory system. Just like the heart regulates the blood pumping throughout the body, the electrical panel regulates the electricity coursing through the home. If too much electricity is demanded on a circuit, a “breaker” is tripped in the electrical panel to stop the electricity from overloading the wiring. An overload can cause a fire or smoke damage. So it’s the job of the electrical panel to break the circuit and regulate the electricity in the system to keep your home and family safe.
When the system needs both types of protection, you have two choices. You can either use a combination AFCI/GFCI breaker or an AFCI breaker with a GFCI receptacle. Combination breakers cost about $50 at home improvement stores. Combo units are usually more cost-effective than buying the specialty breaker and receptacle separately.
Prices fluctuate depending on site conditions. An electrician may need to do extra work when existing wiring and conduits, copper grounding, split circuits, new sub panels, or access to the exterior source need repair. A quote from a professional should include any of these extra tasks, as well as disposal of old equipment.
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FPE panels are still in many homes throughout the USA built between 1950s and 1980s. FPE was involved in a class action lawsuit in New Jersey and the state court ruled that FPE knowingly distributed circuit breakers that were not tested to meet UL standards.These panels are unsafe and according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission should be considered safety defect and be replaced. Read more about FPE Stab-Lok Panels here.
Your utility company will come to your home and check out your meter location. Be sure to clear any overgrown plants and bushes that prevent access to your main service panel before your utility company arrives. Once they complete the meter spot, please notify us as soon as possible. This will allow us to keep your installation moving quickly.
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:
Are you constantly “blowing fuses” in your home, If you still have a fuse panel, it’s possible that your insurance company doesn’t like you very much. When your fused wiring (which runs throughout the walls in your home) become overworked, they will probably overheat. And when wires overheat, they can start fires. We believe that everyone should get a circuit breaker panel system in their home to ensure safety.