October 4, 2017 in Residential Electrical Advice
Depending on how much you have already customized your home, you probably have a list of electrical changes and upgrades that you would like to make. While you may not think of your local electrician whenever you think of replacing an electrical panel, it is important to have them perform these upgrades to make sure that they are done safely and properly. If you have been collecting a list of changes that you’d like to make, there’s no better time than now to get in touch with your favourite electrician and make the replacement on your electrical panel. Here are some of the most popular electrical panel upgrades:
Interior Lighting Changes with electrical panel
If you are still living with the lighting that came with your home when you bought it, you should think about making a change. The fixtures that are installed standard on most homes are drab, boring and all-purpose. Take some time to look around and think about the different styles of lighting that you could use in each room, as well as the decorating style that you desire. You may find that having an electrician come and update the lighting in your home makes a bigger change than you first imagined.
Let’s look at how much does it cost to replace an electrical panel
1.Typically your costs will run from $800-$1,200 to have a qualified electrician upgrade an existing panel to 100 amps, or $1,500-$2,500 if an entirely new panel is required.
2. The costs to upgrade to 200 amps will run you $1,300-$3,000 and $2,000-$4,000 for 400 amps. Each sub-panel will run you $500-$1,000.
Although most modern homes have a plethora of electrical panel throughout the home, everybody has at least one area where the electrical panel would be nice. Whether you need to plug in a lamp, a computer, or your home theatre system on a wall that has no outlet, this is a very simple problem to solve. Any electrician can move or install an electrical panel to a more convenient location quickly and efficiently. Because using an extension cord to solve this problem could lead to electrical shocks or fires, this could be a very wise investment.
Regardless of what’s on your list of desired electrical panel upgrades, you should always remember to have them done safely and by all local building codes. Not only will this improve your safety and peace of mind, but it will also eliminate any unwanted hassles if you ever decide to sell your property. Whether it’s new lighting, having ceiling fans installed, or any other upgrade, a local electrician can help finish your project quickly, efficiently and safely.