Service Upgrades

Numerous individuals on Long Island live in homes fabricated over 35 years ago, which means that large numbers of these homes have electrical systems that were not made to deal with the present electrical needs. This makes an electric service overhaul desirable as well as a safety necessity. An obsolete home electrical system attempting to deal with present-day electricity needs is not just awkward for homeowners who continuously struggle with flashing lights, tripping breakers, and a couple of outlets for such a large number of current appliances – it very well may be downright dangerous. Electrical fires represent almost 50% of the home fires in the United States in any given year, which adds up to more than 26,000 fires, $1 billion in property loss, hundreds of individuals killed and thousands harmed.

An electric service moves up to increase the measure of power coming into the house is a challenging task that requires professional assistance from an experienced group of electricians.

 

Call Puccio Electric Contracting, Inc. right away if any of the following apply to your home:

  • The lights continuously flash whenever we turn on a significant apparatus
  • The circuit breakers regularly outing and fuses blow
  • The electric panel overheats
  • If your electric panel is a Zinsco, Federal Pacific, I-T-E Pushmatic, or GTE/Sylvania brand, you need an electric panel overhaul. These panels were reviewed years back for severe safety defects.
  • It would be best if you used numerous extension cords and more outlets to power your appliances’ entirety.
  • Your home has several two-pronged outlets (3-pronged GFCI, or “Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets” needed in new homes as they shield individuals from getting shocked).
  • As of late, you have installed air conditioners, heat pumps, or whatever other enormous apparatus that draws much electricity.
  • You have added another office, workshop, finished basement, or different area to your home.

What an Electric Service Upgrade Involves:

A complete electrical service upgrades your home and is a confounded job that requires an experienced electrician for safety and quality reasons. It usually involves redesigning electrical service in the home to 200 amps, which is the standard in the present day homes. In some cases, nonetheless, a move up to 400 amps or more might be necessary.

An electric service overhaul regularly involves the total substitution of electrical service around the house. This includes the line side service entrance link, meter base, weather head, load side service entrance link, grounding, holding system, and the electric panel itself. Sometimes, we can update the electrical meter and the new electric panel in their unique locations if the house’s layout has not changed a lot throughout the long term. This situation is, for the most part, more comfortable and costs less.

In cases where the house structure has changed over time, we may have to move the electric panel or possibly the meter. While this kind of service redesign is more expensive because of the work and material included, the real worry for any electric service overhaul is to ensure your home and family’s safety, as well as ensuring that your home can quickly deal with the electrical demands of current life.

Call our expert Long Island electricians at 631-874-2098 right away if you suspect that your home needs a full electrical service or electrical panel upgrade. Your safety is our top priority!

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