Do you have a question about an electrical panel upgrade? You can consult with our Mesa AZ electricians free of charge. We schedule management level Mesa electricians that know our local electrical codes inside out to take your phone call. They are available from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM today, Saturday, September 21st, 2019, and will answer your questions and provide you with the professional information you’re looking for.
Fuse Box Replacement and Installation Services
Our electricians in Mesa AZ have vast experience with fuse box replacements, new service panel installations and residential electrical service upgrades. They have been voted best electricians Mesa AZ and are sure to provide you with the superior quality that has earned us our outstanding reputation.
Call today during regular office hours for electrical panel replacement pricing and answers to all of your electrical questions.
Do I Need a Service Panel Upgrade?
Maybe and maybe not, all too often the recommendation for a residential electrical panel upgrade is unnecessarily made. Obstacles like not having enough space for new circuits can be addressed with a sub-panel or using piggy back circuit breakers to create additional space. Other panels experiencing problems just need a little routine maintenance (tightening connections and updating components) to bring them back to peak performance.
There are 4 good reasons to consider a fuse box replacement or upgrading:
- More power is needed to meet your electrical demands:
Adding central air conditioning, a hot tub or a room addition can increase your electrical demand above the capabilities of your current electrical panel. Charging stations for electric vehicles can increase power consumption as much as 50 amps at 220 volts. Converting your stove, oven, water heater and clothes dryer from natural gas to electric will also increase electrical demand. When more power is needed to meet your electrical demands the only option is upgrading electrical service.
- Your existing electrical panel is damaged, burned or rusted beyond repair:
Depending on the extent of the damage your panel has endured it may be repairable and it may not. Always get the advice of a qualified electrician to see if your panel can be saved before deciding to get an electric panel replacement. If your existing electrical panel is damaged, burned or rusted beyond repair a new electrical panel installation will be needed. Electrical service upgrades (a larger size panel) can be considered when a new electric panel installation is the only option. A larger size panel will increase cost minimally but provide additional space and more available power.
- Your electrical service panel is a fuse box:
An electrical panel replacement is not required simple because your electrical service panel is a fuse box. Fuses are just as safe as circuit breakers but they can be a nuisance because once they have “blown” they need to be replaced. Circuit breakers, on the other hand, are user friendly because they can simply be reset. A fuse box will always be older and that’s where the possible need for an electrical panel replacement can arise. If your fuse box is worn, unsafe, failing or damaged a fuse box upgrade should be considered. If your fuse box is safe and working fine there is no need for an electrical panel replacement.
- Your circuit breakers are old and expensive and need replacing:
Sometimes you will have the option to upgrade electrical panel parts. Older panels made by manufacturers like FPE (A.K.A. “Stab-Lok®”), Zinsco and Pushmatic still have circuit breakers available but they are extremely expensive. Furthermore, these panels have been discontinued because they are unreliable and in some cases have been deemed unsafe. If your circuit breakers are old and expensive and need replacing an electric panel upgrade usually makes better financial sense and provides better safety.
If you are interested in an electrical service panel upgrade, Dolce Electric Co schedules an in-office electrician Mesa AZ homeowners can consult with free of charge. Our in-office electrician in Mesa AZ will answer all of your questions and provide you with an appointment to review your electrical panel installation for a free estimate.
About Service Panel Electrical Installations
The first thing that needs to be done when upgrading electrical panels is to verify the location of the service panel upgrade. This is something that needs to be approved by the power company (A.P.S. or S.R.P.). You can call them up and tell them you are going to have a service panel upgrade done and need to verify that your chosen location will be approved by them. This service is provided free of charge with all service panel upgrades because the utility company needs to be sure that they have access to the power meter. Your current location may no longer give them the access that they require. Take advantage of this free service, if they don’t approve an electrical panel upgrade that’s been done in an unverified location you will have to move it.
All electrical panel replacements require a permit that is issued by the city. Dolce Electric Company will obtain the necessary permit and coordinate all required inspections with the city building and construction inspectors. The permit fee is included in the free estimate we will provide you with for doing your electrical panel installation.
Every job our Mesa electricians do, whether it’s replacing a fuse box or installing a new electric panel, comes with our lifetime parts and labor guarantee and the peace of mind in hiring the electricians in Mesa that customers like you have voted best.
Get a free consultation with our in-office electrician in Mesa today during regular business hours; you’ll be happy you did!
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