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What are Panel Upgrade Services?

Panel upgrade services involve replacing or augmenting an existing electrical panel to increase its capacity or to integrate modern safety features. A modernized panel can cater to higher electrical loads and is equipped to manage the requirements of contemporary appliances and systems.

Types of Panel Upgrade Services

Main Service Panel Upgrades: Replacing the main service panel to accommodate higher amperage, ensuring the entire property receives sufficient power.

Subpanel Additions: Installing additional panels, typically to manage specific areas or dedicated circuits, ensuring a more organized distribution of electricity.

Fuse Box to Circuit Breaker Conversion: Older homes often have fuse boxes. Upgrading to a circuit breaker system enhances safety and convenience, eliminating the need to replace fuses.

Integration of Surge Protectors: Modern panels can be equipped with whole-home surge protectors, safeguarding appliances and devices from voltage spikes.

Safety and Efficiency Enhancements: This might involve adding ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) or arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) to protect against electrical hazards.

When to Call for an Electric Panel Upgrade

Several indicators suggest the need for an electrical panel upgrade:

  • Age: If your home is over two or three decades old and the panel hasn’t been upgraded.
  • Frequent Tripping: Regular tripping of circuit breakers indicates an overloaded panel.
  • New Appliances: Adding high-energy-consuming appliances that exceed the current panel’s capacity.
  • Visible Damage: Signs of wear, rust, or damage on the panel.
  • Expansion or Remodeling: Adding rooms or remodeling can lead to increased electrical demands.
  • Outdated Fuse Box: If your home still operates with a fuse box system.

How To Upgrade Your Electric Panel

  1. Evaluation: The first step involves assessing the existing panel, understanding the home’s power requirements, and identifying any issues.
  2. Recommendation: Based on the evaluation, the electrician will propose the best panel upgrade solution tailored to the property’s needs.
  3. Installation: After turning off the power, the old panel will be carefully removed, and the new panel will be installed. All connections will be meticulously managed, ensuring safety and efficiency.
  4. Testing: Once the new panel is in place, power will be restored, and the system will undergo a series of tests to ensure everything is functioning correctly.

Why Choose Great Neck Electric?

Selecting the right electrician for panel upgrades is paramount, and homeowners consistently trust Great Neck Electric for this vital service. We are not just about delivering a service but about ensuring every home we work in is safer, more efficient, and ready for the future. Our unwavering commitment to excellence, combined with a deep understanding of electrical systems, makes Great Neck Electric the preferred choice for those seeking best-in-class panel upgrades.

In conclusion, as we continue to integrate more advanced technology and appliances into our homes, the importance of a capable and modern electrical panel becomes evident. A panel upgrade is not just about meeting today’s needs but also preparing for tomorrow’s advancements. With Great Neck Electric, homeowners are assured of an upgrade service that is comprehensive, forward-thinking, and designed to last.

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