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A panel upgrade or replacement is usually required to alleviate a problem with the existing panel.
Sometimes a breaker might overheat to the point that the buss bar in a panel gets burned.
In most cases we can complete the service/panel upgrade with minimal disruption to the incoming power.
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These overheated wires are running through wood studs in the walls. This is why the insurance companies would like the panel changed over from fuses to breakers.
Your home will lose power during part of the process, but a good electrician will know how to minimize this time.If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the Welcome to Red Flag Forum. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.Dear Joseph: Upgrading the electrical service to any home, whether 200 amps or more, requires disconnecting and then reconnecting the power line to the home, installing a new meter socket outside and replacing the circuit breaker panel.The protection to your circuit breaker panel and home is worth the cost, since surges stemming from lightning strikes and even small usage fluctuations can damage wiring, appliances and home electronics.
Common reasons to upgrade service include having an older home with low amperage, remodeling and adding on, or installing a high-power amenity or machine, such as a kiln or hot tub.It’s not just an issue of safety; homeowners usually will not be able to go through the correct channels to get their power transferred.