Why Should You Consider an Electrical Service Upgrade?

Your home’s electrical service determines how much electricity your appliances can use. Older homes typically have less than 200-amp electrical service. Electrical service upgrades increase your home’s value, prepare it for clean energy solutions like heat pumps and electric vehicles, and enable the installation of additional electric appliances in the future.


 Explanation of Electrical Service Upgrade | Part 1

This Old House | 5 min. 41 sec.


 Explanation of Electrical Service Upgrade | Part 2

This Old House | 4 min. 33 sec.

How To Determine Whether You Need An Electrical Service Upgrade

Homeowners can check out this site for instructions on how to determine the amperage of your home’s electric service. This Old House also has a helpful video that shows what an electrician will do to upgrade your electric meter and panel.

How To Upgrade Your Electrical Service

Talk to an electrician about how to upgrade your electrical service. A licensed electrician will perform the upgrade and work with your local permitting agency to ensure the job is code-compliant. This upgrade typically takes one day to complete, and usually costs $2,500 to $4,500, but can be more depending on your home.

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