Electrical Panel Upgrade Service And Electrical Upgrades NJ

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The electrical panel is the heart of a home’s electrical system. It’s where the power comes in and gets distributed. It consists of the service riser that runs up the side of the home to attach to the power company’s wiring, the electrical meter to record how much power you have used, the bonding of the metal water pipes and ground rods and finally, the electrical panel, sometimes called the breaker or fuse panel.

Many homes today still have the same 60 or 100 Amp electrical service that was installed 50+ years ago. With the amount of consumer electronics and appliances that we use today, it is important to have a large enough electrical service to meet our energy needs. In addition to increasing the ampacity of the service, an electrical service upgrade also increases the safety of your home’s electrical system.

Bloomfield Cooling, Heating and Electric can assist with panel upgrades which will help with a smooth move of your electrical system in order to equip your home for modern technology and the increased draw of electrical power that is needed. The standard for household power was once 60 amps, modern homes however may need as many as 200 amps to run air conditioners, computer equipment, high-definition televisions, and high-tech home automation devices.
Your old electrical panel might not be able to handle the demand of all your new-age gadgets and appliances, which could put you at risk for an electrical failure or worse – fire.

Do you need to upgrade your electrical panel for your North NJ Home?

Upgrading your service to 200 amps or a panel upgrade from Federal Pacific to a new breaker panel will also increase the resale value of your home. An old electrical panel is one of the most commonly cited hazards on a Home Inspector’s report, usually due to the panels age or it being the FPE brand.

Your home’s electrical service panel is both the heart and brains of the entire system and without it performing at 100% every day, you’re putting your home at risk.

  • Is your home more than 30 years old?
  • Are your lights flickering or dimming?
  • Do you have tripping breakers?
  • Is your panel full with no room for future expansion?
  • Is the meter box rusty?
  • Do you smell burning or see scorch marks around outlets?
  • Is the electric cable on the outside of your house frayed or blistered?
  • Need 300 amp service panel upgrades?

If you answered YES to any of these, it’s time for an electrical panel upgrade or electrical panel repairs! Call today and find out how much for a panel upgrade in your home or business in North Jersey.

Some common items that may require a 200 Amp electrical service upgrade:

  • Addition
  • Electric Car Charger
  • Add-a-level
  • Pool or hot tub
  • Supplemental heat
  • Updated kitchen
  • Detached garage
  • Central air conditioning
  • Welder
  • Home Theater

Benefits Of Electrical Upgrades

An upgraded electrical service not only adds value to your home, as well as peace of mind. If you have a fuse box, an FPE, or a Zinsco panel we suggest you search for yourself and see the possible dangers lingering in your own home. Most breakers in your panel are never called upon to trip, so they appear to be functioning correctly. But the test doesn’t come until the day when a short circuit or overload occurs. When this happens, it is better to put your trust into a safe and updated electrical service. It is also a good idea to have us install a whole house Surge Protector to protect all your electronics and appliances.

Beware of Sub-Standard Electrical Panels

Electrical panels are components with many parts, and they require maintenance, primarily when used in the long term. It’s especially true if you use old panels over two decades old.

  • Federal Pacific Electric: According to information from the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission classifies this safety issue as the most common issue in using the panels. Plus, these are the types installed between 1950 and 1980, with such old components being prone to electrical damage.
  • Zinsco Electrical: Fortunately, these were released from the market in the 1970s. In most cases, they have defective structures that let power flow when you switch off the circuit breakers which can lead to fires.

If you have either of these brands of electrical panels, contact us immediately to replace these electrical panels, and prevent a potential accident from happening to your home.

How to determine the need for a panel repair versus an upgrade?

As mentioned above, there are clear signs of defective or very old electrical panels that need upgrades. The options are many when it comes to repairing a malfunctioning electrical panel. Our master electricians will evaluate your system and help determine the right solutions for your needs.

We provide residential electrical panels upgrade service in Northern NJ, including: Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex, Somerset, Morris and Union counties.

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