If you have a Federal Pacific or Zinsco Electrical Panel in your home, you could be sitting on top of a fire hazard just waiting to happen. Check out the website www.ismypanelsafe.com to learn more about these particular brands of panels and the risk they pose to your home. When you’ve seen enough, give us a call and we’ll give you a FREE quote to have your panel fully replaced and up to the most recent safety codes as compliant with the NEC.
Aside from any safety hazards, homes built 20-30 plus years ago were not built to electrically withstand the amount of power we now rely on daily. In most homes, just about every room has a TV, there are multiple computers, DVD players, game consoles, kitchen electrics, gate and garage door openers, etc. – all of which require a substantial amount of power. Even if your panel is not a fire hazard (like Federal Pacific or Zinsco) it may simply be too small for what you require in your home today.
Now, you may have been told by others that you need to go from a smaller panel, for example a 100A panel, to a much larger one (200A) but in most cases that is not necessary. We will look at your panel and your home and give you an honest and fair quote that will ensure your home’s safety. We’re not looking to sell you more than what your home really requires.
In all of our panel replacements we always perform a panel schedule, clearly labeling each breaker to show what each one operates. The panel schedule gets brought back to the office, typed up and printed on weather proof sticker paper. Once printed and completed, we mail the panel schedule out to the homeowner so that all they need to do is adhere it to the inside of their panel. With that said, we are not a company that is going to quote you something you don’t need. You can rely on Wired Electrical Services to give you a quote for only the work you NEED. If you have more questions on a panel replacement, give our office a call, any one of our estimators will be more than happy to help you.