How Much Does a New Circuit Breaker Panel Installation or Replacement Cost?
It’s not uncommon for a new homeowner to come across an outdated circuit panel that requires an upgrade when they purchase a new home. These old circuit panels may only hold 20 or 40 amps, while the average Raleigh, North Carolina home these days requires at least 100 amps, and we’re starting to see more panels with 200+ amps. Although installing a new circuit panel can be costly, the expert electricians at Thermo Direct will help assess your electricity needs to find the most reasonable and affordable solution for you. Some factors that can affect the overall cost of a new circuit panel installation include:
Purchase of a New Circuit Breaker Panel
After calling on one of our professionally certified electricians for a home inspection of your electrical needs, choosing a new circuit panel is the next step. With different sizes, units for indoors and outdoors combinable with the meter, and a range of available circuit spaces, it’s best to get the input of an expert circuit breaker panel electrician about what choice is best.
Appropriate Electrical Service Upgrade
If you decide to upgrade to a larger electrical service flow, you’ll need to ensure you have your local utility company comes out and install a different power supply or meter upgrade. Severe problems can stem from a panel with too little or too much electricity than it was designed for. Call Thermo Direct today, and we can assist in ensuring your power flow is setup correctly.
Repair Existing and Installing New Wiring
If you’re replacing an electric circuit panel it may require drilling and other carpentry to arrange for adequate access to the newly installed circuit panel. It may also require adding wiring to link any new sub-panels that are added. Sub-panels are necessary when a single circuit breaker panel cannot cover an entire home and are essentially mini circuit panels.