Have you ever noticed just how many different electrically-powered devices you require in your home these days? From heat pumps to hot tubs, blow-dryers to flat-irons, more and more we rely on the power of electricity to run our homes. And with many older homes, the incoming electrical service may not be able to keep up!
Do not fear! An electrical service upgrade is often a fairly simple and effective way to allow expansion to your current system. Historically, homes built prior to 1999 were fitted with a 100-amp or less incoming service. Once you start renovating your home or looking to add circuits to manage all your appliances, these services can become overloaded. This is when safety issues of tripping breakers or overheating wires and receptacles can start to occur. Remember that scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation when Clark finally gets the “25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights” to turn on? That’s what we’re talking about here!
If you’ve been experiencing similar issues, or are considering a renovation or addition to your home, upgrading to a 200-amp service might be a necessity. At Mazzei Electric, we can provide you with a free estimate for an electrical service upgrade today. Give us a call!