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Can you do an electrical panel upgrade in my Encinitas home?
Yes! We do many electrical panel upgrades in Encinitas homes and businesses, as well in the surrounding cities. It is one of the best electrical upgrades you can make to your home or business!
When many of the homes in Encinitas were built, a 100-Amp panel was more than adequate for the number of electrical devices and appliances being used in the home. However, that has changed in the last couple of decades, as the typical modern household now uses things like personal computers, microwaves, and convection ovens. Now, most homes require at least a 200-Amp panel to support its owners’ electrical usage.
Even newer homes in Encinitas may require an electrical panel upgrade if they are doing things like installing solar panels or an electric vehicle charging station.
If you’re not sure how much of an upgrade you need, an electrician from Ms. Sparky can do a load calculation to ensure that your new panel will be adequate. It is often the case that we can simply add a single circuit or two to your existing panel without having to do a total upgrade. Our electricians will always recommend the most cost-effective approach that will still give you a good outcome. In other words, we won’t tell you that you need a complete upgrade when a simpler, less expensive approach will suffice for your electrical needs.
When you choose to upgrade the electrical panel in your Encinitas or San Diego-area home, we will help you with all of the related paperwork, such as pulling permits, as well as coordinating with SDG&E and the appropriate city departments. We do the job right, according to code, and always keep your family’s safety in mind when completing any electrical work!
If you think your Encinitas home could benefit from an electrical panel upgrade, contact us at Ms. Sparky electric. One of our trusted and experienced electricians can come out to your home and help you decide what type of upgrade would be best, and also provide you with an estimate. We hope to hear from you soon!