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Electrical Panel Upgrade

and Replacement

Is your existing electrical panel old or defective? Need an electrical service upgrade for an electric vehicle charger or do you just need more power? OHM has your back! With OHM Electrical Contracting, you get an on-site Master Electrician. We are experts in electrical panel upgrades and replacements.

We will get your project done on time and on budget, and you get the OHM Commitment:

  1. Safety First. The safety of your home, your family, and your place of business are our highest priority.
  2. Thoroughness. We do the job right, the first time. We do not cut corners. We work with you to implement the best solution. This means that even if something unexpected comes up in the middle of project (this is very common on almost any home renovation project!), we will consult with you every step of the way to make sure that we take the best course of action to meet your needs. We believe in honesty, transparency and putting our customer’s interests first.
  3. Fair Price. We always give you a fair price and top-quality work. That’s just how we operate.
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Replace Potentially Dangerous Panels with a New Electrical Panel

Home Insurance companies know that your electrical panel is a relatively high-risk source of house fires and even electrical shock.  In fact, many companies won’t insure your home at all if it has certain brand names and ages of panels.  These are listed below.  Some other companies won’t cover any damage caused by the defective panels.  If you have any of these, have a Licensed Electrician inspect the installation as soon as possible; it is highly likely that you need a new electrical panel.

  • Federal Pacific – found in homes built from about 1950 to 1980.
  • Zinsco – used throughout the 1970s.
  • Challenger – used during the 1980s and 1990s.
  • GTE-Sylvania that were installed during the 1980s and 1990s.

Also, if your panel is over 30 years old or there is frequent “blowing” of any breakers, you should have it inspected.  Screwed-down wire connectors can develop electrical resistance, causing excessive heat and loss of power delivered to your devices.  The same goes for twisted connections that may be in the panel.

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Increasing The Capacity Of Your Electrical Panel

If you have an older home, you may have a 100 amp service electrical panel, or even only 60 amps.  If you plan or have made any of these improvements then this capacity is not adequate for proper operation of all the devices and for safety.  Many of these simply weren’t in common existence when the home was built.

  • Electric car charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • The home was enlarged
  • Increased heating capacity
  • On-demand water heater

The average home in the area requires a 200 amp panel or greater.  By the way, AMP is an electrical term like GPM or gallons per minute of water flow in plumbing terms.  It is the volume of electricity, literally a number of electrons per second flowing through a wire.  OHM can determine the capacity of electrical panel you need for the conditions and electrical equipment in your house as well as for future plans you may have.

If you want to determine the “ampacity” of your existing panel, use the lower of the number of amps listed on the inside of the panel’s door and the number on the largest, main circuit breaker.

OHM Can Help

OHM Electric is familiar with all of these issues and their technical details.  In the Seattle metro area, OHM is here to ensure your electrical panel is safe, and has ample capacity.

Cost to Upgrade Electrical Panel, Cost to Replace Electrical Panel

The cost to replace or upgrade your electrical panel will be specific to your situation. We can answer your questions about the cost after we talk with you and come to check out your current panel and learn about what you need. We offer free estimates and competitive pricing. Call today to get your estimate.

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Call OHM today. OHM Electrical Contracting is here for you.

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