Electrical Service Panel Upgrade in Edmonton
Professional Electrical and Controls provides Complete Service Panel Upgrade Services in and Around Edmonton
Edmonton’s best Electrical Service Provider for Service Panel Upgrade of your House
Professional Electrical provides complete electrical service panel upgrade (sometimes called service upgrade or main panel upgrade or main upgrade) with or without upgrading main electrical service line to your house as per requirement. We keep your power safe with electrical panel replacements and main service upgrade in Edmonton.
What is an electrical service panel in your house?
Although almost all people are familiar with the main electrical service panel of their house, it is the central point that connects the wires from outside to the wires inside your home and how your electric service provider provides electricity to your home. It’s often also called the main breaker box, the fuse box, a distribution panel, a load center and even a breaker panel. This is where you go when you need to flip the breakers off and on to get the power back on when you’ve tripped the breaker. It is usually located in the garage, on your home’s exterior or in a utility room, but can be anywhere in your home.
The residential electrical panel distributes all of the electricity that powers your home
How often do we pay attention to our electrical panel? Once every few months? Once a year?
Even though your breaker box might hide out of sight, you shouldn’t let it drop from your mind. Your panel acts as the central nervous system of your home, and all of your electricity runs through it. If you don’t properly maintain your panel, your home may experience power failures and other problems.
What Happens as Main Service Panel Age?
Unfortunately, as homes get older the electrical panel have a tough time keeping up with the increased electrical demands on the system. Our appliances, televisions, computers, HVAC systems, lights and other electrical gadgets are more energy efficient, so electricity hogging is not the issue. The problem is that we have so many more gadgets in our homes than ever before that all need electricity at the same time. If your home is more than 10 years old, it may not be able to keep up with the electrical demand. How do you know for sure?
Old electrical panels can malfunction, but most of the time their circuits are overloaded. At first you might notice flickering lights, or you might have to turn off an appliance to use another on the same line. But if the panel is malfunctioning or defective, the breakers will trip often, or they will fail to trip, and someone might be shocked. In the worst case, a breaker that fails to trip may cause fire, smoke and melted wires from overheating. And that’s dangerous.
Main Signs to Look For
As electrical service panels age, they wear down and cause electrical problems around your home. In fact, if you live in an older home, many of the problems you experience with lighting or outlets could indicate a hidden panel problem.
Some of the signals to look for when inspecting an old electrical service panel are;
- Wire corrosion
- Light flickering
- Outlets turning off
- Burnt or bad connectors
- Sparks and fire danger
- Power outages
- Not enough room for extra load
If any or many of these issue are present, we need to have a detailed look at the panel itself.
Your breaker or panel box needs a checkup, especially if it’s more than 25 years old. But don’t stop at the breaker box, take a good look at the entire electrical system. If you’re planning about making a major improvement to your home, assess the additional power that you will need. Room additions, kitchen remodels and major appliances such as heating & air conditioning systems, hot tubs, double ovens, garage door openers, and outdoor lights all may require an expanded breaker box and electrical panel.
You may have to add outlets to a wall, or add special 240-volt circuits, or add a sub-panel for a generator. If your home still relies on an old-fashioned panel with fuses, which is common in homes built prior to 1960, then you probably want to upgrade to an electrical panel with circuit breakers.
What is Your Electrical Panel Rating?
To learn about the capacity of your current breaker panel, look on the inside. There will be a tag, usually, on the door, listing maximum voltage, current and power dissipation capability for the panel and buses. Most breaker boxes are 100, 150 or 200 amps. The average home typically requires 200 amp panels to fully operate all of your appliances and meet your electrical needs.
Please Note: A new breaker panel will not provide more power to your home
What is An Electrical Service Upgrade?
An electric service upgrade is helps to increase the capacity of the existing electrical service. Older homes just don’t have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand of today’s lifestyle and appliances. Therefore, a “service upgrade” is required. A service may include upgrading your electric panel, meter socket, the wire between the meter and panel, the wire between the utility and the meter and the grounding system.
Why Should we Upgrade the Service Panel?
Why should electrical panels in older homes be updated? The most important reason to update your home’s electrical system is safety. Many older homes were designed with only 30, 50 or 60 amps for the entire home, using just a few circuits. Now we need complex electrical circuits to run our appliances. The requirement of an average house is up-to 200 amp, 220V service. An electrical panel upgrade may be necessary if your main breaker trips a lot.
Benefits of Upgrading an Electrical Panel
When you update your breaker box, you do more than prevent bad things form happening. You experience several other corresponding benefits as well. They include:
- Lower insurance rates due to less risk of fire hazard and other damage
- Higher home value due to newer systems and less risk
- More power supply for new areas of your home
- Increased number of supported outlets and appliances
Installing a new electrical panel and, if necessary, the main service increases the safety of your home and will provide you with peace of mind. It also raises the resale value of your home and may lower your insurance costs. We can remove the old panel and service and have a new one installed within one day. There will be as little disruption as possible and we guarantee to have your power back on before we leave.
Call Experienced Technicians for Panel Replacement
If you think you need a new panel, let the electricians of Professional Electrical & Controls Ltd know. Upgrading your electrical service is a job for an Edmonton Electrical Services Company like us who has the experienced technicians and equipment to do the job right the first time.
We guarantee that the work will be done on time and all new electrical services come with a three-year guarantee on material and workmanship. Review our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Call 1-780-476-1413 to schedule our services.
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