ELECTRICAl PANEL UPGRADES & REPAIR
We are experts in electrical panel upgrades, troubleshooting and repair.
Main panel upgrades, repair, maintenance and replacement are dangerous and should only be performed by an experienced , licensed electrician.
Dollens Electric will take the stress out of repairing or replacing your breaker box. Our highly skilled teams will thoroughly assess you main electrical panel or panel subs. We will then provide the best solution to reach your goals.
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Utility companies refer their distressed customers to us for service.
Main Electrical Panel
Is the point electricity enters the property. It will have a electric meter, main circuit breaker and possibly smaller individual “branch circuit” circuit breakers. In some cases, depending on the builder or size of the home, this may be the only electrical panel in the home. Main panels or breaker box is typically located on the exterior walls of the home. They can be fed from overhead or underground wires from the utility. Common locations for overhead fed main panels is the side of the home that is closest to the utility overhead wires. Typically underground fed panels are on the side of the home close to the front. Apartments and condominiums main panels may be in a cabinet or closet on the exterior or in the underground garage and are maintained by the HOA. (Home Owners Association). These panels life expectancy varies greatly based on brand and installation methods.
When should you upgrade your panel?
A. The panel is 25 years old or older
B. Modern arc-fault circuit breakers are not manufactured for your panel
C. You need more room.
D. Require a larger panel for new square footage or equipment like an ac unit or an Electric Vehicle Charging Station
E. If your panel is a fire hazard like these three troublesome brands: Zinsco, Federal Pacific, Stab-lock, Challenger
Dollens Electric Offers a 10 Year Warranty on new panel installations new and circuit breakers when installed in new panels.
A sub-panel is the secondary panels in the house electrical system. They only hold the branch circuits that power various appliances, plugs and lights in the home. House sub panels are typically located in Garages, laundry rooms, hallways, bedrooms, basements or pantry’s. There can also be external sub-panels on the exterior of the home to service pools, outdoor bbq areas, or ac units.
For instance by placing a sub panel in the area where a majority of the wiring exists, you’ll cut down on the overall expense of the project. When a breaker trips, you won’t have to walk all the way to the other side of the home or building to reset it.
Older and improperly installed electrical panels often do not have adequate grounding.
As a result the risk of serious electric shock from current leaking into un-insulated metal parts of an installed electrical panel is increased. In a properly grounded system, such leaking current (called fault current) is carried away harmlessly. For this reason maintaining your home grounding systems is very important.
Safety Switches will also be found around large appliances like ac units outside. They are often referred to as disconnects. They can contain circuit breakers or fuses.
State & Local Rebates & Tax Credits
Older electrical panels such as Zinsco and Federal Pacific no longer work as designed and can be a safety and fire hazard in your home.
DEC can replace your old, defective fuse and circuit breaker panels that may have many electrical code violations and safety hazards.
Our office staff handles all permitting, building inspections, and coordination with utility providers to ensure minimum time without power.
3-year parts warranty and a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship.