Have you considered if upgrading to a 200 amp service is for you?
Electrical service upgrades are sometimes needed by homeowners to meet their new demands. While traditional homes work efficiently with old electrical panels, there are homes that need electrical service upgrades. This is because their present electric panels don’t meet requirements or they plan to install devices that will need upgrading. Have doubts about the capacity of your present electrical service? Contact us for your present and future power requirements evaluation and checking if you need a 200 amp service upgrade. It’s wise to call a professional electrician to ensure your home safety when it comes to electrical connections and service.
While some repairs are DIY, a qualified electrician can determine if your home requires upgrading to a 200 amp service. Your present amp service may be enough for simple appliances like televisions or low-powered air conditioners.
But, if you foresee a growth in your electricity demand, we can test and suggest ways to increase efficiency. Most homes today make due with a 100 amp service using only the most basic electrical devices. Up to 34 percent of the electrical rule of the average home goes to heating. Another 34 percent serves for lighting requirements and the operation of basic appliances. The rest goes to other electrical needs like water heaters and refrigerators.
If you rely on high powered electrical devices used at the same time, upgrading to 200 amp service is best.
An electrical service rule is not only determined by a head-count of all your electrical devices. Also consider the size of your house and the gadgets/devices used its occupants at any given time. A 100 amp service is only enough for handling limited amount of circuits. If you have young adults who are into electric-guzzling gizmos, then upgrading to 200 amp service may be logical.
Planning to renovate your home and add some relaxation features like a hot tub? Get in touch with us to check if it can handle your present electric service. Most modern homes have a 200 amp service upgrade built-in hence you might not know if you have enough power. We can determine how much amp service your home needs and capability considering your electricity demand. Your present electrical requirements may be enough given your 100 amp service. If planning to install devices requiring more electric load, it’s best to upgrade to 200 amp service before need arises.
Our electricians are able to give good advice if they have more knowledge about the electrical loads in your home. Thus, we need to check not only the amp ratings of your circuit breakers but also your future electric demand. We can provide an approximate scenario for your electrical requirements and help decide whether you need a 200 amp upgrade.
We have been in the business of providing reliable electrical installation services in British Columbia for years now. As an expert in this field, I have seen homeowners underestimate electrical loads only to pay double in the end. Upgrading to 200 amp service will not only improve electrical efficiency but also increase the resale value of your home. Homebuyers want to move in their new homes immediately without knowing that it can accommodate their electric needs.
Get in touch with us, our certified electricians can meet with you and check your home’s electric service needs. If you need an electrical service upgrade, we’ll gladly give you an estimate on what we need plus cost.