Why is Upgrading Electrical Service to 200 Amp Needed?

Wire Inspection
When is it time to “heavy up” your electrical panel or upgrade to 200 amp service? A heavy up means to upgrade your service panel to handle increased amperage load to your home. This is needed when your home’s existing electrical system can’t handle the electrical needs of today’s appliances, HVAC systems, computers, hot tubs and more. You may experience a power failure when plugging in two things to the same circuit at once or notice lights flickering when another appliance or device is turned on. A typical heavy up takes an older home’s system from 100-150 up to 200 amp service which is today’s standard. The costs for a heavy up include the labor, materials and required permit. Contact us for help from our licensed electricians with this project since it is not a do-it-yourself job.