Electrical Panel Replacement and Service Upgrades
Your electrical panel is the distribution center and policeman of your home electrical system. Properly functioning fuses and circuit breakers are critical to the electrical safety in your home. If your electrical panel is more than 40 years old it may need to be rejuvenated, replaced or upgraded.
When our electricians come to your home, the first observation they will make is the condition and brand of your electrical panel. Every electrical panel tells a story and our electricians are experts at inspecting and identifying the potential fire hazards and safety defects that lie within.
Electrical Panel Repairs and Circuit Breaker Replacement
In most cases a damaged electrical panel or fuse box cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Sometimes the electrical panel is not physically damaged but is in need of a tune-up and some TLC to make it safe again. Common repairs we can make inside of electrical panels after a routine panel inspection include:
- Replacing oversized circuit breakers
- Replacing unlisted circuit breakers
- Replacing broken circuit breakers
- Separating grounds and neutrals
- Re-torqueing loose connections
- Anti-oxidation on aluminium connections
- Fastening loose panel covers and unused openings
- Installing connectors and bushings to prevent short circuits
Service Upgrades and Electrical Panel Replacement
When an electrical panel needs to be replaced, upgrading the service should also be considered. Upgrading your service from100 amps to 200 amps means you will have more power available for future items such as electric ranges, hot tubs, central air, electric water heaters and other additions to your home.
Most service upgrades involve replacing the meter socket and installing larger wire and conduit. Upgrading an electrical service adds value to the home and in some cases, can lower homeowner’s insurance premiums.
Electrical Mast Repair – Storm Damage
High velocity winds from storms in Minnesota wreak havoc on overhead power lines. If your overhead power lines and service mast have come down because of a fallen tree branch, give us a call and we can get you up and running again. Our support team will walk you through the steps to ensure your family is safe and your power is back as soon as possible.