Your Home’s Electrical Panel is the Heart of the System
The electric panel controls the electricity coming into your home. It basically acts as traffic control center, sending electricity to each circuit in the home. Each breaker in the electrical panel regulates the electricity passing through to the lights, outlets and appliances in your home.
Today people are using more power than ever before. In this day and age our air conditioning systems take more power than an entire home did less than 30 years ago. Just a kitchen renovation in a home, will usually be equipped with a new number of receptacles capable of supplying more than 60 amps just to counter top appliances, oven, refrigerator etc. Adding receptacles does not increase the available power if the power is taken from existing outlets and circuits. To get more power to a location the circuit should run directly from the main electrical panel. Sometimes the existing panel may be too small to handle the new electrical loads.
An electric panel upgrade is the only way to go. With all the new appliances, and technical devices we now have in our homes, we find that older homes might not have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand. Therefore, a “panel change out” is required. This includes not only an upgrade in your electric service panel, but an upgrade in your meter socket cabinet and wire size between the meter and panel.
What Size Service Do I Install in My Home?
Most states call for 100 amps minimum, but with all the new electronic devices, air conditioning and electric heat, we would suggest 200 amps to handle these appliances. This also gives you some space for future additions. This is not a job for an unlicensed person to attempt. In most cases it involves replacing everything from the service loop (this is the wire that extends from the top of your meter to the utility tie in) up to and including the main panel.
Rick and his team have replaced 1000’s of electrical panels. If you have an electrical panel that is a Federal Pacific brand, we need to replace it immediately. These panels that have an orange color on the breakers have lost their UL rating and are causing fires.
Only trust your electrical panel in the hands of a licensed and trained electrician. Never remove the cover of the electrical panel yourself. There is a very high risk of electrocution and damage to your electrical system that could result in an electrical fire.
Whether you need a fuse-to-circuit breaker upgrade or want to increase the electrical capacity, Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC will install the residential electrical panel upgrade that is best for your home. We’ll get the job done right!
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Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC is a full service electrical contractor serving homeowners and businesses in Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Morris County New Jersey with electrical installations and repairs. We are also a Generac Generator installer.
Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC works with general contractors, residential architects, interior decorators, interior designers, painters, property management and property maintenance professionals, and professional organizers. We work with these professionals to give clients top of the line electrical installations within such projects as residential remodeling, residential renovations, plus build outs of new kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, add-a-level residential project and more.
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