Upgrade Electrical Service Panel

Today’s homes have bigger power needs than ever before. With TVs in nearly every room, game consoles, computers, and multiple smart phones or tablets, we rely on electricity for much more than we did just 20 years ago. If your home is more than 10-15 years old, your electrical system may not be able to handle the load required for all your technology. This isn’t just an inconvenience; overloading your home’s electrical panel is dangerous and can lead to fire or shocks.

Fortunately, CJ’s Electric can upgrade your service panel to ensure the right amount of power reaches your house.

WHAT IS A SERVICE PANEL UPGRADE?

The electrical or service panel is a metal box that may be gray, or painted to match the surrounding walls. Some people call it a fuse box or breaker box. It’s usually mounted on the wall in an area in your home such as the laundry or utility room, but yours could also be in a closet or even in the garage. This box is where the electricity comes in from the main line at the utility pole outside and then gets distributed throughout your house.

When your electrical panel gets upgraded, your older, smaller panel is exchanged for a newer one that can handle a bigger electrical load. This may involve upgrading from fuses to circuit breakers, and/or running a new line to increase the service amps to the house. This will allow more outlets to be safely added throughout your home.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A NEW ELECTRICAL PANEL?

Even homes built as early as the 1980s may not have enough outlets to safely connect all the devices you want to.

Here are some common reasons for upgrading electrical service:

  • Not enough outlets to power your devices.
  • Regularly using power strips and extension cords.
  • Lights that flicker on and off.
  • Frequent blown fuses or tripped breakers.
  • Unable to use multiple appliances at the same time.
  • No GFCI outlets (ground fault circuit interrupters) in kitchens and baths.
  • Outlets that are non-grounded (two prongs).
  • Electrical wires that have melted, or rust and corrosion in the panel.
  • A crackling sound coming from your electrical panel.
  • The home’s electrical service is only 60 amps.
  • The home has 100 amp electrical service, but it’s not enough for your needs.
  • Overheating or shock from electrical equipment, including service conductors.
  • The home’s electrical panel doesn’t have a main breaker (split-buss or fuse block panel).
  • Major home renovation or addition.
  • To meet the requirements of your homeowners insurance.
  • Adding new major appliances, a spa, furnace or air conditioner.
  • Adding an electrical sub panel.
  • Adding a 240 volt circuit.

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Jay Barnett
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I had an issue where my new monitor would reboot every time the dryer kicked on. I'd tossed it around some internet forums and the consensus was something weird was going on and an electrician would need to come out and run all kinds of tests to track it down. I called Chris, he said, "Sounds like a loose ground wire," he came out, tightened some screws in the circuit breaker panel, and problem solved. So Chris 1, Internet 0. Also worked me in the day I called, and my dog loved him to boot. I will definitely call him again the next time I have a problem.
Daniel Allmond
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Chris is always top of the mark. Professional and on time Chris always does a great job. Have used his services in my home as will as referring him to friends and family. He did not try and charge me to do an "estimate" unlike other companies.
Greg C.
Greg C.
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Awesome! Extremely knowledgeable, proficient, informative, and efficient. Chris wired our new house and was always available for questions. He showed us ways we could save money from him and through electrical bills. He only charged us for what he did and very up front about everything. Chris can be opinionated, but aren't all contractors? However, if I disagreed with his expertise he would honor our request. He lives for the Lord. We had many conversations around the Almighty. Chris does a great job spreading the Gospel. Most builders/contractors/servicemen can have a foul mouth or listen to inappropriate music on the job-site. Chris Jones only listens to Christian music and spiritual sermons AND he never uses foul language. I highly recommend Chris Jones for any electrical job.
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