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Electrical Panel Upgrade

March 13, 2024

What is an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Electrical panels divide incoming power from the grid into individual circuits, facilitating the distribution of electricity throughout the building.

Given their 25-40 year lifespan and our increasing dependence on electricity, upgrading and replacing these panels becomes essential.

Solar energy systems may require you to upgrade to a panel with a higher service. In this case, a higher service means that the panel can handle more energy at one time.

For example, a 200 amp panel can only faciliate a maximum of 200 amps at once. If your electric demand exceeds 200 amps, your panel will blow a fuse. As homes become more electrified, you may need to upgrade your panel to a higher ampere threshhold. 

How Much Does an Electrical Panel Upgrade Cost?

The cost of an electrical panel upgrade will vary depending on the type of service required. Usually, the higher the amp upgrade, the more it will cost.