Electrical Service Size Evaluation and Upgrade
The size of Electrical Service in your home can be confusing, and, in fact, is often not know by the homeowner, particularly in the case of a home you’ve recently purchased. If you’re asking, “what is electrical service size”, in our experience, you’re not alone. One way to look at it is that the service size indicates how many appliances, lights, or other electrical devices can operate simultaneously. Nowadays, many homes draw a lot more current than their service size allows for. This is directly related to the proliferation of technology devices over the last several years. When many homes were built, the electrical contractors responsible for wiring the home could not anticipate that the average homeowner would be using so many devices at one time, be they computers, televisions, microwave ovens, etc. In particular, if your home has an above average number of devices drawing electrical current, especially if it’s an older home, it may be time for an electrical service size upgrade. We aim to the be electrical contractor in Orlando who does it right.
Some of the signs pointing to a lack of sufficient amperage include:
- Lights flickering
- Breakers regularly tripping
- Insufficient number of electrical outlets, or outlets having only two prongs
Additionally, if you live in an older home, and you’re planning on adding or replacing any electrical devices, such as a hot tub or a new air conditioner, an electrical service size evaluation is a must.
At Spectrum Electric, our electrical service size evaluation will determine whether or not your service size is adequate for the devices in use in your home, and will assess your system for the capacity to handle future device replacements and additions. In addition, we are an electrical service in Orlando who will accurately determine your current service size and provide you with recommendations on possible upgrades to panels, wiring, etc.
Our upgrade service typically includes the following:
- Removal of all existing electrical equipment, including service panel(s), meter panel(s), ground(s), etc.
- Installation of all new equipment from one of our trusted manufacturing partners
- Ground and bond according to electrical code, including new ground wire and new 8’ grounding rod
- New service panel(s) with at least 30 circuit breaker positions, allowing for accommodating existing needs as well as providing for future growth
- New breaker installation and labeling
Should we determine that service not included in the above is required to complete the upgrade, such as replacing any portion of the home’s electrical wiring, we’ll give you 10% off labor charges when you hire us to fix anything we find. It’s another way we say “thank you” for choosing us as your power service in Orlando.
Spectrum Electric is your trusted, experienced, licensed Central Florida electrician and electrical contractor in Orlando, serving the Greater Orlando area for over 24 years. We're centrally-located in beautiful Apopka, Florida. Our service area includes serving Orlando, Maitland, Apopka, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Heathrow, and everywhere between. Give us a call at (407) 880-8977, email us, request a callback, or fill out our contact form to discuss your next project.