Keeping current with electrical demands can save you money and keep you safe.
Older homes may be inadequate in terms of overall power outlets and supply (they often have either twist-in porcelain glass fuse boxes or cartridge fuse boxes). Service upgrades will increase the electrical capacity of your system. Also, old panels often lack space to add circuits and may be unsafe.
Many insurance companies will withhold coverage on homes with older panels including fused panels, 60 amp panels, and panels with a round meter socket (anything less than 100 amp panel). When selling your home, 100 amp panel service is typically a requirement.
What does a service upgrade involve?
Removing your old panel or fuse system and replacing it with a new circuit breaker box is typically what is needed for a standard service upgrade. Old circuits will be tied into the new system, and the old meter socket and weather head are replaced with new equipment. It’s also the perfect time to add dedicated circuits. Our estimators are happy to include this work in your quote.
What are the signs that a service upgrade is needed?
- Flickering lights
- Unexplained power outages
- Frequently tripping breakers
- The existence of fuses or a round meter socket
- Crackling noise from the panel or a burning smell
- You’re planning to remodel
- You have multiple subpanels
- Your panel is overheating
- You have loose connections (they can arc or burn)
Spring City Electric will upgrade your existing service, and offers the following options:
- 100 Amp Underground
- 100 Amp Overhead
- 200 Amp Underground
- 200 Amp Overhead
- Duplex Service Upgrades
- Multifamily Service Upgrades
- Highest Quality Electrical Service Panels
Whatever your situation may be, we can confidently upgrade your electrical service. You’ll be glad to know that our expert electricians use only the highest quality materials and equipment.
Call us for your estimate or service now!