Breakers and Fuses
Breakers or fuse boxes is the most integral part of electrical power supply in any home or commercial property. It is a home’s direct link to the power utility company, as it is the main gateway of the electricity that is being supplied from the service provider to the home or business establishment.
Apart from fuse box, the breaker is also called as an electrical panel or access panels as it is in reality, the one switch that has to be turned off to shut off power in any property. And just like any fixture in a home, it needs to be periodically maintained, upgraded and replaced as needed. Green Electric Solutions is the leading electrician contractor services that provide safe and durable electrical panel repair work, upgrades and replacement in the San Diego area.
Electrical Panel Upgrades
We at Green Electric Solutions have already mastered the art of Electrical Panel Upgrades, as we ensure that electricity flows safely and well into your property. Panel upgrades are usually needed as a home increases demand for electricity through the newly installed appliances or electrical equipment. Usual appliances that may demand additional power would be HVAC Systems, Refrigerators, and other appliance that consumes a higher volume of electricity.
Older homes would definitely need electrical panel upgrades as the whole system may no longer be compliant to the guidelines of the National Electric Code or NEC, and at the same time, can no longer supply the electricity demand of the whole property.
How it works
As electricity flows into your home or commercial property through electrical poles, the electrical panel or fuse box regulates the entry of power by allocating electricity into the many circuits inside your home. These circuits then provide electricity to outlets that in turn, supply power to your home appliances, or commercial equipment.
At Green Electric Solutions, your safety remains to be our priority. We endeavor to provide you accurate panel installations by ensuring that appropriate amp ratings are specified for every breaker, and that appliances that are required to have its own circuit ill have its own. By ensuring this, your electrical system remains protected from power surges or excessive electricity loads following a switching on of electricity right after a power interruption.
Should there be a need for additional power circuits, we will be more than happy to install these new dedicated power circuits in your home or commercial property.
Another reason for a panel upgrade is when a home appears to need more electrical power than the current capacity that its breaker can provide. The NEC guidelines provide that should the total electric usage exceed a panel or breaker’s total capacity, then the electrical panel should be upgraded. Such a service can only be implemented by licensed and professional electricians, and Green Electric Solutions has mastered the provisioning of this service. Should a permit be needed in installing a new fuse box, we will be more than happy to assist you with that to lessen the inconvenience on your part.
Peace of Mind
Apart from us assuring you that your safety remains to be our top priority, you can also rest assure that Green Electric Solutions is a licensed and certified electrician contractor service. We only employ expert, professional and licensed electricians whose backgrounds have been carefully checked for your security and peace of mind.
Our expert services have been duly recognized by the community through the Better Business Bureau, as well as the many unbiased feedback and reviews in various channels as well as word of mouth. More importantly, we are a fully insured and bonded company, so that in the remote possibility that something goes wrong with any of our installation, repair or upgrade services, you can always file for insurance claims in view of the damages.
There is virtually no risk, as we also provide free no-obligation inspections, and complimentary cost estimates to help you decide on whether too avail of our electrical panel upgrade services.
If you are in the market to purchase a new home or commercial property, it will be in your best interest to have Green Electric Solutions check on the Electrical Panel of the property you are eyeing. Our electrical inspection service will determine for you whether a panel upgrade is due, and that this cost can be mentioned to your property agent.
Usually, homes that have been constructed more than 40 years ago have fuse boxes or electrical panels that can no longer supply the power requirement of home appliances and electronic equipment of our time. And since the capacity of a panel should never be exceeded by the demand in power, or usage, an upgrade will be required to make the whole property adhere to existing NEC guidelines. Adhering to the NEC guidelines would mean protection from electrical-related injuries and fire accidents. At Green Electric Solutions we have the appropriate equipment to test whether electrical panels need repair or upgrading.
Federal Pacific Electric and Zinsco Electrical Panels
Homes that have been built more than 30 years ago may come with Federal Pacific Electric and Zinsco Electrical Panels, which have now been rendered unsafe for use in any property. Unfortunately the technology used in these panels may no longer protect from short circuits and power surges. When those can no longer be prevented electrical wirings within the home can overheat, melt, and cause fire accidents. To address any concern, we will be more than willing to conduct an electrical safety inspection in your home and draw up a free estimate on the possible charges that will be incurred for the possible repair or upgrade.
The Benefits of Electrical Panel Upgrades
If you are still convincing yourself on whether to upgrade your electrical panels, then you may want to read on to see the many advantages of getting a panel upgrade. Here are some that you may want to consider:
- If you live in an older home, and you want to maximize the efficiency of the new appliances and electronic devices that you have, then an upgrade will be best. An updated panel of say 200 amp capacity is way better in supplying electricity to modern electrical appliances compared to the 100 amp that it supplies to the home appliances being used some three or more decades ago.
- If you want to ensure the safety of your family, and the security of your property then an upgrade is the way to go. Overheating circuits due to exceeding power usage will no longer be a concerned, and fires due to faulty electrical wiring can be kept at bay.
- Having an electrical panel upgrade would also mean that you ad your family, or employees will have more access to electricity. More power outlets can be installed throughout the property with the updating of a fuse box or electrical panel.
- If you are remodeling your home, it will also be best to seek the advice of a professional electrician contractor. An expert electrician can evaluate whether you will need a panel upgrade or not.
Tap Green Electric Solutions for your Electrical Panel Upgrades
Green Electric Solutions is considered as San Diego’s expert electrician contractor services when it comes to electrical panel upgrades. We take pride in our roster of professional, licensed and heavily experienced electricians who can do the work for you efficiently, at the safest possible way. You can rest assure that only quality supplies and materials will be used for your repair or upgrade needs as we only use genuine, top-of-the-line and high quality materials to ensure safety and durability of the electrical hardware and fixtures that we install or repair.
The quality of service that we provide remains to be one of our greatest honors as we continue to receive referrals and recommendations, as well as very positive feedbacks whether through word of mouth or through reputable channels as evaluated by our customers.
We are certified, licensed, and fully bonded and insured so you can be sure that in the dire possibility that something comes up, you can always claim for insurance. We also have service warranties that will ensure you that should you have any concerns related to the service that we have provided, we can come in your location to assess and do some rectifications if so needed.
At the onset of your home remodeling or construction, we will be more than happy to work hand-in-hand with your general contractor to implement all the electrical requirements of your property. We are the experts in electrical panel upgrade, and we have decades upon decades of experience in the San Diego neighborhood to back up that claim.
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