Technology is becoming more advanced and will require more power to operate. Although older homes and buildings were built with power allowances of 50 to 100 amps, this does not allow for modern electronics and appliances. An electrical service upgrade might be necessary to ensure your home or business is able to handle the energy needs of your devices. Expert Electric is a leader in residential and commercial electrical solutions. We know how valuable electrical service upgrades can make any property more energy efficient. We have included some information to assist you in understanding the scope of an electrical service upgrade, and what to expect throughout the process.
Three Common Elements for Electrical Service Upgrades
The following steps will be required for most electrical service upgrades:
1. Evaluate Your Current Electrical Service
A licensed electrician in west Auckland must assess the current state of your electrical service before performing any electrical service upgrades. During this assessment, an electrician will assess your current amp allowance and inspect your electrical panel and subpanels. They’ll also note any devices or appliances that need additional power. Most cases don’t require rewiring the entire house as the wiring can support 200 amps. If necessary, an electrician will suggest replacing the main electrical panel and subpanels. An outdated or inadequate electrical panel can not only make it difficult to provide power to modern devices but also increase the danger of electrical fires. An electrical service upgrade is a crucial project for every property.
2. Coordinating with utility providers
After you have authorized an electrician to work on your electrical service upgrade, they will need coordination with utility companies to cut off power to your property during the project. Failing to disconnect power can result in electrocution, fires or damaged wiring. This is a mandatory task for any service upgrade.
3. Upgrade of Electrical Panels and Subpanels
The electrician will turn off the power and disconnect the existing panels. Once the panels are removed, they will be replaced with new ones. Although it may appear like an easy task, this job requires patience and attention to detail. It is worth hiring an electrician who has experience with electrical service upgrades. They know the best way to do the job right.