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Service Change outs and Upgrades
Eco Electric, your number one choice of Las Vegas electricians, offers service upgrades and replacements. The electrical service on your house or business is the electrical panel with the meter and is the entry point for electric on the building. This is the boundary point between the utility company and the customer.
There are two common reasons to change out or upgrade an electrical service. The first is damage to the service equipment itself. The other is a desire or need for more electricity than the current service can provide. Either way, the process is generally the same.
The first step is to determine what is desired, an upgrade or a change out. Typically, upgrades are required when adding a pool or sizeable addition on the house. Older homes were often built with smaller service sizes. A 100 amp service may have served an older house adequately until two additions and a pool were constructed. For houses between 1000 and 3500 square feet, an upgrade to a 200 amp service is usually adequate. These upgrades to 200 amps are typically no problem with the utility company or the building department.
Should you require more than 200 amps, approval from the utility company may take a little more time (and money). The process can also take much longer, sometimes six to eight weeks just to acquire the approval. Typically, upgraded to 400 and 600 amp services occur on much larger houses with more electrical accessories.
The main thing to remember when you decide you need a service upgrade or change out is that you should only have a qualified, licensed electrician perform the work. Permits and other requirements are of the utmost importance. Eco Electric in Las Vegas can provide you with these services and will provide free estimates for this work. So call 702-682-2436 today.
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