Power trips, flickering lights, and electricity-starved appliances – these are all signs that your electrical panel doesn’t have the correct capacity for your home. At Tri-County Water Services, our qualified electricians can upgrade your circuit breaker to ensure your property is equipped to handle your current and future electrical needs. In this article, we discuss when it’s time to consider installing 200 amp service and how a new electrical panel could benefit your home.
Tri-County Water Services began as a small family business and has grown into a competitive electrical and plumbing company. Since the beginning, we’ve focused on our customers and their needs to make sure we not only meet but exceed your expectations. Contact us at 610-857-1740 to get a free estimate.
What Is a 200 Amp Service?
Take a look at your electrical panel: You should see a label or digital reading listing the unit’s maximum amps. In many homes, this power ceiling hangs at around 100 amps, but what does this number mean?
Amps are a measurement of how much electricity can flow through the circuits in your home. In larger households, these circuits are split into multiple setups, with different circuits reserved for different uses, such as your lights, outlets, and large appliances (fridges, HVAC system, etc.).
Unfortunately, low capacity electrical panels are a modern-day liability. If your circuits exceed your service’s maximum amps, the circuit breaker can overheat and will switch off to prevent a potential electrical fire. This is why, particularly in older homes, your power will shut off when you plug in a hair dryer, blender, or any other device that would push your low-amp panel over the limit.
When Should You Upgrade to a 200 Amp Electrical Panel?
If your home is experiencing frequent power trips, your aging electrical panel may be the culprit. Upgrading to a 200-amp service won’t just ensure that your circuit breaker is capable of handling current and future electrical needs – essentially doubling the capacity of most homes – but will also make your home safer. Plus, you will have the capacity to add additional circuits or connect more appliances.
How Do You Install a 200 Amp Service?
While we’d love to say this is a chance to “do it yourself”, working with electricity is a dangerous job. Every year, hundreds of Americans are injured and killed by electric shocks. At Tri-County Water Services, our experienced electricians have the training and tools to upgrade your electrical safely without endangering you, your family, pets, and property.
Switch to a 200 Amp Service Today
Future-proof your home with a 200-amp service installed and maintained by the team at Tri-County Water Services. We also specialize in installing additional outlets, circuits, and emergency backup generators. Call us today at 610-857-1740 to speak to one of our electricians.