Technology in recent years has undergone a fascinating transformation, it has gone on to make our lives comfortable and simple. In many ways we use technology as part of our normal lives in ways that only twenty years ago people would have thought impossible. It’s an exciting time to be alive and as the years go on technology is only going to improve.
At Platinum Electrical Services, we are constantly working to reduce your monthly energy bill and carbon footprint. Our upgrade package is personalized to your needs, helping you to limit the amount of power your home uses on a day-to-day basis.
As part of our service, we offer a number of Lutron products, which help reduce power consumption, ultimately leading to less energy used overall and less strain on the power grid. A small change in the way you use electricity can have wider-reaching effects which ultimately will be your way of helping reduce our overall carbon footprint.
Here at Platinum Electrical Services, we offer a range of services to help you fit options such as motion-sensing lights, automated energy regulation systems, and optional dimmer switches for your internal and external lights. These methods, although small, will help contribute to a far more energy-efficient home.
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No matter urgent any electrical repairs seem, it’s never okay to attempt to handle them on your own. Trying to take care of electrical problems without professional training is extremely dangerous. If you or someone else aren’t hurt during your attempt, there’s still a chance that you’ve left something undone that poses a huge risk to you, your home, or your family. In fact, faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in the Canada, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. So in order to make sure that your home is safe, always rely on a professional for any electrical services.
The cost to replace an electrical subpanel is usually between $900 – $1500. This cost tends to be a lot less than a main electrical panel replacement due to the number of circuits and lack of requirement to have the electrical service temporarily disconnected as it is fed from a breaker that can be easily turned off. For the cost to replace the main panel see the response for How much does it cost to replace a breaker panel?
A homeowner is not allowed to replace their main electrical panel. To replace the main panel you require the services of a licensed electrician who has permits.
A Federal Pacific electrical panel costs the same to replace as any other panel. Main electrical panel replacements cost $2500 – $2700 while subpanels can range from $800 – $1500.
Electrical panels should technically be replaced after 20 years. All electrical devices will stop functioning safely over time. After 20 years the likelihood of your electrical equipment failing increases and this is why 20 years is the recommended replacement period.
The cost to upgrade an electrical panel can be found in How much does it cost to replace a breaker panel? If you are looking to upgrade your electrical service to have more amps available the cost will be $3500-$4500 on average. You should consult with an electrician in your area to get a better idea of what to expect for cost in this type of alteration.
Electrical panels like everything else will eventually decay over time. If your electrical panel is 20 or more years old it is time to consider an upgrade. Other signs that tell if you should upgrade your panel to a newer electrical panel are if you had a fire in your panel, if your breakers are overheating, if your breakers are constantly tripping, if your panel has corrosion and rust present, and finally if your panel has come into contact with water by means of a flood or leak.
Only qualified electricians should upgrade your electrical panel. The cost of messing up and causing major damage to your home’s electrical system far outweigh the price savings. With that said, a homeowner has every right to replace a subpanel as long as they pull the required permit. The main electrical panel can only be upgraded by an electrical professional.
Upgrading your panel to a 200 amp service is not a task that should be taken lightly. It is highly suggested that you do a load calculation to check if you require a service upgrade before you start to plan such an investment.