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Electrical Panel Replacement

Electrical Panel Upgrades & Changes

Electrical Panel ReplacementThe electrical panel is the heart of your electrical system. This is where your home or business receives electricity from the utility company. The power is then distributed throughout your entire home or business until every outlet and light have the power that is needed.

At 4 Service Pros, our certified electricians provide electric panel upgrade services. Safety is key when it comes to electricity and we can ensure that your panel or panels are up to code.

Important Note About Electrical Panels

Electrical panels are NEVER supposed to buzz, hum, hiss, spark, or become discolored. At 4 Service Pros, our electricians can add extra circuit breakers, improve the amperage of your electrical system, and address issues in the safest, most efficient, cost-effective way possible.

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Electrical Panel Upgrade

What is an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Your electrical panel is a series of wires and breakers that dictate where power goes in your home or business, and how much goes to each location. Your panel is responsible for metering out the right amount of voltage need to power a series of electrical outlets. In short, the electrical panel dictates the “maximum capacity” of power within your home. Updated breakers and wiring in your panel will  ensure that your home’s power needs are met properly and safely.

A heavy-up service is when the electrical panel is upgraded to increase the electrical capacity needed. This usually required during a remodeling project at your home or business. Most electrical panels can provide 100 to 800 amps of power and allow for expansion for more circuits to be added. An electrical panel upgrade is generally needed to replace outdated electric panel equipment. A heavy-up electrical panel upgrade improves the safety and reliability of your electrical system, adds value to your home or business, and gives you peace-of-mind.

Not having enough power isn’t just an inconvenience — voltage drop-offs may damage sensitive electronic equipment. The standard for household power used to be 60 amps. Modern homes may need as many as 200 amps to run air conditioners, computer equipment, high-definition televisions, and high-tech home automation devices.

To handle increased electrical requirements, it’s likely you’ll also need to upgrade electrical wiring, especially if your house is more than 40 years old. Upgrading your home’s wiring, and installing structured wiring can increase its resale value dramatically.

Structured wiring is a term for any heavy-duty electrical and data cables designed to handle the latest entertainment and communication devices—and those yet to be invented—including phones, Internet, and household heating and lighting systems.

Per a 2009 study by the “Consumer Electronics Association” and the “National Association of Home Builders Research Center”, almost 50% of homes built in 2008 included structured wiring, a sure sign of its growing value to homeowners.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a panel upgrade?

Generally, are two ways to determine if you are in need of a panel upgrade:

  1. You live in a home that is over 20 years old and have outdated panels.
  2. If you have (or want) more power requirements. (Generally required when adding more circuits to a home or business during remodeling projects.)
How long does it take?

At 4 Service Pros, we can typically complete your electrical service upgrade in one day. If additional work is required such as adding more circuits or changing switches and plugs, the project may require more than one day to complete. In most cases, we will try not to leave you without power overnight.

What is involved in upgrading my electrical panel?

In most situations, the old electrical panel is removed. A new panel is then installed in its place and all circuits are transferred to the new panel. Typically, new circuit breakers and new feed copper wire are installed. The power company will normally be on site to attached larger wires which will bring more power to your panel. Additional circuits are also addressed and added to ensure better distribution of the power throughout your home or business.

What are warning signs that my electrical systems need to be upgraded?

Typically, you will experience brownouts or lights dimming when other items are turned on. Other signs would be fuses frequently blowing and or breakers tripping. If for any reason you think your electric service is underpowered and you are not tripping breakers or blowing fuses, you should call us for an immediate inspection. Breakers frequently tripping is a sign that the breakers are doing what they are designed to do. However, it is a clear sign that something is not right. Overheating wires can be a fire hazard and should be investigated by a 4 Service Pro electrician to identified the problem.

Why do my breakers keep tripping?

Circuit breakers are designed to trip or cut off power to the circuit when more amps are being drawn than the wire is rated to carry. They trip to prevent wires from getting overloaded and to prevent them from overheating and causing a fire. These problems are the most common cause of electrical fires. Call 4 Service Pros to have your panel and wiring inspected.

Flat-Rate Pricing Up Front

4 Service Pros understands you expect value for your money. Rather than trying to blindly price your work over the phone, we will arrange for a service technician to visit your home, free of charge. Our expert will evaluate your situation and provide you a flat rate price based on your needs. If you allow us to stay or begin work that day, we will deduct 5% or $50 from the quoted price (whichever is greater). This offer is not valid with coupons or other offers. The price given to you will cover your job and will not fluctuate based on hours or materials. You will know the price of your work before we get started!

What are the benefits of flat-rate pricing?

Our flat-rate pricing saves you time and money because you don’t have to worry about how many hours the job may take. The project can often be completed within a single visit. You don’t have to schedule one visit for the estimate and another for the work.

You get up-front, no-haggle pricing, with zero surprises.

 

We are available 24/7 for your electrical needs.

We offer flat-rate pricing for your convenience. All our work is guaranteed.

Common residential electrical services we provide:

  • Additional Outlets
  • Attic Fans
  • Bath Exhaust Fans
  • Bathroom Exhaust Fans
  • Cable TV Wiring
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Chandeliers of all sizes
  • Data Wiring
  • Dedicated Circuits
  • Dimmers
  • Doorbells
  • Electric Car Chargers
  • Generators
  • GFCI & ARCH Fault
  • Heavy Ups
  • Hot tubs & Saunas
  • LED Lighting
  • LED Replacement Lamps & Dimmers
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Panel Changes
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Security Lighting
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Solar Systems
  • Speaker Wiring
  • Surge Protectors
  • Switches & Outlets
  • Telephone Wiring
  • Theater Wiring
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Under Cabinet Lighting
  • UPS Systems
  • Wall TV Mounting
  • Whole House Fans

If the electrical service you require is not listed, contact us and
we’ll be glad to discuss your project! We are sure we can help!

OUR COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE

We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction on every project or task we perform including plumbing, electrical, HVAC or remodeling From the first moment you of call 4 Service Pros, you will see and feel the difference from other firms in Northern Virginia. Customer service is the lifeblood of our firm and we understand that starts with you. Not every project goes perfect every time, but when a client has a concern, that is when we get our chance to validate why, Angies List and other resources like google, home adviser and yelp rate us better than any firm in the area. 4 Service Pros has won customer service awards every year in plumbing, electrical, hvac  and remodeling from Home Adviser Pro and Angies List and has a five start rating on Google!

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Emergencies happen!  If you have a plumbing or electrical emergency, we're ready to help, fast and efficiently!  We always have technicians on duty 24-7 to help you.

 

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We work around the clock for you!  Plumbing and electrical emergencies can happen at any time. Contact our reliable team to help you whenever you need it!

 

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4 Service Pros holds multiple  Class "A" licenses throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland. We are fully insured and bondable.

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5starsOur reputation speaks to our service!  We are committed to the highest quality of customer service. See what our clients have to say!

 

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We have a large staff of plumbers that can respond quickly to your emergency and non-emergency calls.

 

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Neat, Professional Work

Our technicians do the job right the first time. We are friendly and considerate, quietly performing the tasks with minimum disruptions.

 

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Our state-of-the-art equipment helps us do the job faster and cost effectively.

 

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