Do you need to upgrade your Electrical service? The size of Electrical Service in homes is confusing to many homeowners. The size of you home’s service is the maximum current your electrical system can draw at one time. If your home has more than an average amount of electrical fixtures and appliances you will probably need a larger service size. We use quite a bit of gas in Denver so many times we don’t need as much electrical service as we think.
One hundred amp and two hundred amp service is common today but there are quite a few very old homes in Denver that still only have 60 amp service, and that’s not even close to enough electric service if your home has electric appliances like a clothes dryer, air conditioner, large kitchen appliances, and Home Theater Systems, all running at the same time.
The real problem with having only a 60 amp services in your home is Insurance companies won’t insure a home with only a 60 amp service, so if you’re buying or selling an older home you may have to upgrade the electrical service even if you don’t need it.
If you have 100 amp service and you’re not selling your home and you already have insurance you won’t have to upgrade your service. As we mentioned before if you’re using gas in your home for appliances like a gas stove and clothes dryer you’ll probably have enough power.
The real problem with service that’s not up to grade is that you probably don’t have enough electrical outlets around your home to handle all the modern conveniences we can’t seem to live without. Many homeowners use extension cords full time and too many appliances plugged into one outlet, and this is dangerous, and this is what the Insurance companies know will happen so this is the reason for requiring an upgrade before they’ll insure a home.
Upgrade your electrical service:
- Add additional outlets
- Keep overloaded breakers from tripping
- Allow the use larger appliances
Supply power needed for remodeling and additions
For an Electrical Service Upgrade, call us at 303.436.2525 in Denver for same day service, upfront pricing from expert electricians who are clean and courteous. We’ll listen to you first, diagnose your problem, and put our recommendations and pricing in writing, and our Electricians will wear shoe covers, perform your electrical repairs and thoroughly clean up the work area in your home, and most of all, you’ll get the best warranty in the business!