Is your current electrical panel overloaded? Is it time to upgrade your electrical panel to one that can handle the electrical load of a modern home or business?
Ms. Sparky Electric has been upgrading electrical panels in Encinitas, Carlsbad, and throughout North County for many years. Our licensed electricians can help you choose the best electrical panel for your home or business and provide expert installation. We can also pull all the necessary permits and coordinate with SDG&E and the appropriate city departments for your electrical panel upgrade.
When to Replace and Upgrade the Electrical Panel in Your Carlsbad or Encinitas Home
If your home still has a 100-Amp panel, you should strongly consider replacing it with a 200-Amp panel, since a 100-Amp panel is typically inadequate for most homes in North County. Here are several other reasons why your home may be due for an electrical panel upgrade:
- Your home is more than 20 years old, and the panel has never been upgraded
- You want to add an electric vehicle charging station
- You want to add solar panels to your home
- You have replaced (or intend to replace) your gas appliances with electric versions (stoves, dryers, water heaters, etc.)
- You will be adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to your property
What Type of Electrical Panel Do I Need for My Home in Carlsbad or Encinitas?
If you’re not sure what type of system you need, an electrician from Ms. Sparky can do a load calculation to ensure that your new system will support your home’s electrical usage.
Sometimes, adding a single circuit or two is adequate and can be installed to the existing service without a total upgrade. When this is the case, we won’t try to upsell you on a full panel replacement. However, when a total electrical panel upgrade is necessary, we always install a solar-rated panel that will be able to accommodate solar panels, should you choose to install them in the future.
Contact us today to get a free quote on an electrical panel upgrade.
California Laws Make Panel Upgrades Necessary
In recent years, the California legislature has passed multiple laws that are meant to encourage residents to move from gas-powered vehicles and appliances to electric ones. There are also incentives for California homeowners to install solar panels. If your home is not currently equipped to handle the increased power usage that these types of changes will require, you should consider upgrading your electrical panel now. At the very least, a panel upgrade will add value to your home when it comes time to sell it. Savvy home buyers appreciate this type of upgrade and will often pay extra for it.
Electrical Panel Upgrades for Businesses in Carlsbad and Encinitas
Ms. Sparky Electric isn’t just a residential electrician. We can provide electrical services, including electrical panel upgrades, for businesses in North County as well. If you own a commercial property that you think may need a panel upgrade, contact us for an assessment of your current panel.