Q: Recently you advised a correspondent on upgrading the electrical system in an older house.
You recommended that he upgrade to a 200-amp main electrical panel. Is 200 amps the new baseline standard for residential electrical service?
They are a General Contracting Company who handle all aspects of home improvements and specialize in electrical work.
They were recommended and we will definetly be using them again on any future upgrades or home improvements!
A: The National Electrical Code (NEC) governs the size of the electrical panel for new homes or remodeled homes. Check with your local building department to see which version is followed in your area.If you’re considering doing some electrical work on your home, please heed this word of caution.Electrical work is not for the novice do-it-yourselfer.The circuits that carry electricity to all the plugs, lights and appliances in your home are like your veins and arteries.Your panel determines how much power is available for the circuits to distribute to all the appliances, lights and outlets in your home.