Residential Electrical Service Upgrades | Brda Electric

Residential Electrical Service Upgrades

In today's digital world, more and more appliances and electronic devices are used in the home. As a result, many homeowners find that their existing electrical systems cannot accommodate the increased demand for power.

When your electrical panel is overloaded or outdated, you may notice that your lights flicker or that running too many appliances trips your breaker. You also run the risk of blowing a fuse and burning out your expensive appliances.

An electrical service upgrade will not only improve the safe operation of your home’s electrical systems, but it is also an excellent way to future-proof your residence and help prevent damage to expensive household appliances or any device that runs on electricity.

If you work from home or intend to install energy-intensive home appliances (like an electric vehicle charging station), an electrical service upgrade is a worthwhile investment. Allow our team of experts to help you make a smooth transition!

Brda Electric Helps Upgrade or Repair Your Electrical Service

Upgrading your electrical panel is a great way to ensure that your home has the necessary energy infrastructure to run smoothly. This upgrade will allow you to use more appliances and devices at once while helping to prevent electrical fires and increasing your home's value. Whether you need to upgrade to a 200 amp service or a 400 amp service, Brda's certified electricians can handle the job.

As homes become more digital, owners are turning to smart panels to manage power distribution and optimize energy efficiency. Old panels and circuit breakers may also require changing due to increased power demands. No matter what your electrical work needs may be, Brda Electric is here to help.

When to Upgrade to 200 AMP Service

A 200 amp service upgrade is highly recommended for older homes (25+ years) or when you’re considering a large appliance installation. This service is considered the modern standard for most residences today and helps your home adequately support today’s energy demands.

Examples of additions to your home that increase its electrical demands:

  • EV Charging Stations
  • Electric oven
  • Central A/C
  • Electric water heater
  • Hot tub
  • Other electricity appliances
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher

What is involved in upgrading to 200 AMP service?

Upgrading to 200 amp service increases the capacity of your electrical infrastructure, which is especially important if you have new appliances or are planning to add any major electrical items to your home.

The upgrade process begins with an assessment with one of our seasoned professionals. They will evaluate your current electrical usage and recommend the most suitable option for upgrading your system.

Once the upgrade is scheduled, your electrician will disconnect your old service and install the new 200 amp service. Your upgrade will likely also come with a 200 amp circuit breaker panel and breaker installation.

After the installation is complete, they will test everything to ensure it is working correctly. The entire process usually takes less than a day and can be done with minimal disruption to your home.

Cost to upgrade to 200 amp service

The cost of upgrading to 200 amp service will depend on several factors, such as the age of your home, whether our professionals will be working with overhead or underground powerlines, and other factors. In most cases, the cost of an upgrade with Brda Electric will not exceed $4,000.

If you're thinking about upgrading to 200 amp service, it's best to consult with a Brda electrician to determine your options and collect a personalized estimate.

Thinking about making monthly payments? Ask your Brda professional about financing options for this project!

When to Upgrade to 400 AMP Service

Most homes are wired for 200 amp service, which is adequate for most families. However, if you have a large home or anticipate needing more power in the future, upgrading to a 400 amp service may be a wise investment.

Most people assume that if they upgrade to 400 amp service, they'll be getting 400 amps of power. However, this is not always the case. In many instances, 400 amp service is closer to 320 amps, which means you won't be getting the total amount of power you're expecting.

If you upgrade to 400 amp service and find that you're not getting the full amount of power you need, Brda can help assess your situation and determine which add-ons you need to access a full 400 amps.

Examples of additions to your home that increase its electrical demands:

  • EV Charging Stations
  • Jacuzzi
  • Central A/C and heating in larger homes
  • Pool
  • All-electric appliances
  • Sauna
  • Jetted tub
  • Extensive home improvements and expansions

What is involved in upgrading to 400 AMP service?

A 400 amp service upgrade is a significant upgrade from a standard 200 amp residential service. The process usually begins with an assessment by one of our electricians to determine which parts need to be ordered and whether the existing wiring can accommodate the upgrade.

Once the parts have been installed, the electrician will test the system to ensure it is working properly.

Cost of upgrading to 400 AMP service

In general, upgrading to 400 amp service will require several new electrical components, which can be cost-effective in the long run because you’re essentially future-proofing your home.

The average cost of upgrading to 400 amp service generally begins at about $6000. However, a consultation with a qualified Brda professional is the best way to determine your home's unique energy needs and get an accurate estimate of the cost of upgrading.

Thinking about making monthly payments? Ask your Brda professional about financing options for this project!

Brda Electric is your source for trusted electricians and for addressing your home's power needs. Contact us today for a free estimate on electrical service upgrades.

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