Heavy Ups

DO YOU OWN AN OLDER HOME IN THE GREATER
BALTIMORE AREA?

WHEN WAS YOUR LAST SERVICE UPDATE?

Most homeowners cannot remember the last time they had an electrical service update. Call today for a full home inspection and let us help you decide if an upgraded panel is right for you. While efficiency is important safety is even more so. An inspection will help identify problem areas and help us to know where to start. Whether you are ready for a complete upgrade or simply need some small improvements Haas and Sons Electric can help you.

REMODELING OR ADDING A ROOM?

When deciding to add space to your home keep in mind that you will also need to add more power. Local codes require strict compliance for all major changes to your home. Let our electricians guide you in the process.

DO YOU LOSE POWER OFTEN?

Are you constantly running to the fuse box to reset a breaker? If so, it may be time for an inspection and heavy-up/upgrade. Let Haas & Sons Electric troubleshoot, find the source of the problem and get your home operating at peak performance.

DO YOU PLAN ON SELLING YOUR HOME?

If you are planning on selling your home in the next year, now is the time to prepare for the required home inspection. Call today for a complete electrical inspection. Finding a solving problems now can save you headaches before you start the sales process.

Better Safe Than Sorry!

You may not need dedicated panels for each upgrade in your home, but it’s worth exploring the idea with our technicians. Knowing that our electricianS have inspected your home top to bottom, ensuring it meets all safety requirements before, during and after any home improvement will bring you peace of mind.

HERE ARE SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CIRCUIT PANELS:

 

What is a circuit breaker panel?

A circuit panel (officially known as a distribution board) is the most important component of your electrical system. The main distribution panel separates the power with circuit breakers into individual branch circuits which provide power to your home. . This allows for one area of your home’s electricity to “trip” if it’s overloaded or if there is an electrical short circuit, without jeopardizing the other areas of your home.

What is an electrical heavy up?

Heavy up or panel upgrade is when we upgrade the electrical panel to 200 amps.. This is done most often when homeowners are renovating older homes with newer components or adding an appliance that is requires too much for your existing system. Common reasons for this step are hot tub installation, installing a heat pump, home additions, and when installing an EVSE (electric vehicle service equipment).

Do you need a permit to change your electrical panel?

Yes.. To change an electrical panel you need to have your power company turn the power off to the home, this requires a permit. Only a person or company that has a Masters License can acquire the appropriate permits. In Maryland, specifically, there are lots of limitations on what a homeowner can and cannot do without a permit:

How much does it cost to replace your electrical panel?

Typically a panel replacement will run from $1800 – $2500. A heavy up of 200 amps can run from $2600 to over $4000. There are many different factors that can change the cost from one home to another. To get your exact quote give us a call at 443-396-3797and set up a consultation.

REQUEST A SERVICE

How can we help you?

Are you remodeling your home and need an electrician you can trust? Does your circuit breaker need repair? Are your lights flickering or outlets sparking? Is your smoke detector chirping or going off in the middle of the night? Schedule your appointment today.

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Free Home Safety Inspection!

Safety first! Receive a free safety home inspection with any regular scheduled call. We will check your GFCI outlets, make sure your smoke detectors are up to date and inspect the main panel for wiring and code errors.