The main breaker panel or main electrical panel replacements will usually set a customer back between $2500 – $2700. The cost depends on the number of circuits you require in the new panel. Where AFCI breakers are used for all circuits this price can be a little higher as these breakers cost significantly more than the average 15 amp circuit breaker. For a more accurate representation of the expected cost contact an electrical contractor to give you a quote.
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the best electrical panel such as reliability, size, cost, and breaker availability. We at Platinum Electrical Services prefer to use Schneider square D panels due to cost and availability. The second most common panel is the Eaton brand.
You can only replace your circuit breaker panel if it is not the main panel in your home. If it is your main circuit breaker panel then you must hire a licensed electrician to perform the replacement.