Need Your Electrical Service Panel Upgraded or Replaced in Your Wood-Ridge NJ Home?
We specialize in service panel upgrades, repairs and new installations throughout Wood-Ridge.
The main electrical service panel in your home or building is the electrical hub, or heart if you will of your entire electrical system. Most people are familiar with the term “fuse box” or “breaker panel” and this is exactly what the service panel is. The electricity in your home or building comes from the utility company through their power lines and then directly into your electrical service panel. Your electrical service panel breaks up the 100 amp (or 200amp) power supply down into the various branch circuits and sub-panels that distribute power through your building.
2M Electrical is an electrical contractor serving the Wood-Ridge area. We specialize in 100 amp to 200 amp electrical service panel upgrades, breaker panel repairs, new service panel installations for construction projects, sub-panel installations, transfer switches and more. If you want your service panel installed safely, in a timely manner and for a fair price then give us a call today.
Upgrading Your Electrical Service and Main Panel in Wood-Ridge NJ
If you have an older home or building you may find the current electrical service and panel is not adequate for your electrical needs. This really becomes an issue if you are remodeling, or building an addition perhaps, or even adding new electrical appliances as you’ll run out of available circuits on the panel. In other cases you may have installed a new appliance (with room on the panel) but it has too much draw and the old electrical service can no longer provide enough electricity to operate it efficiently. In these situations a “service change” or “upgrade is required.
With older electrical service panels and todays modern appliances and electrical devices it’s not uncommon to overload a circuit and blow a fuse or flip a breaker. This however can cause damage to your panel if it continues. Older, poorly installed Electrical panels can also overheat to the point where internal parts (bus bar) can actually melt, connections can come loose and the panel quickly becomes unsafe and unreliable.
What Is Required To Change Your Electrical Service and Main Panel in Wood-Ridge NJ?
Upgrading your electrical service and panel is a fairly straight forward project for a licensed electrician. This is not something you should be doing on your own though, as you already know electricity is extremely dangerous and the complex runs of wire and circuits that must be properly connected to a panel would be daunting for the untrained do-it-yourselfer.
To Upgrade Electrical Service You’ll Need To:
- Notify The Utility Company
- Notify The City Of The Change
- Upgrade Your Meter Socket
- Replace Wiring Between Meter and Main Panel
- Replace Wiring Between Utility and Meter
- Replace The Panel and All Circuit Connections
- Make Sure Everything Is Grounded Correctly
Our team of experienced electricians use the highest quality electrical panels for your replacement. The “heart” of your electrical system isn’t the place you want to cut corners. We offer an extensive and comprehensive warranty for every new panel that we install. When you choose 2M Electric to upgrade or replace your panel you can have the peace of mind knowing it was done correctly and with safe and reliable components.
Upgrading Your Old Fuse Panel To a New Electrical Panel
Most newer homes, even older homes that have been remodeled now use modern breaker panel systems but there are still older homes out there that have an old fuse panel. No longer considered the safest option, most home insurance providers would recommend you switch to a much safer breaker panel.
Why Is My Old Fuse Panel Considered Dangerous?
If it was installed correctly and you’re not changing out the 15amp fuses on your own to replace them with larger fuses then you should be safe but the unit should still be replaced.
The problems with fuse panels occur when you overload a circuit and blow the 15 amp fuse then replace it with a larger fuse, to prevent it blowing again. What many homeowners don’t consider is if you are flipping a breaker it means that you are overloading the circuit. By installing a larger fuse you are now allowing more electricity to flow but remember… The wiring inside your wood studded walls was only meant for a certain capacity and it’s now overloaded. When wiring is overloaded it gets hot. Unsafe electrical systems are one of the leading causes of house fires and now you can see why.
2M Electric can help you switch your home or building from an old fuse panel to a more safe and modern breaker panel system.
Installing an Electrical Sub-Panel Into Your Wood-Ridge NJ Home
If you are building a new addition onto your home, an in-law suite or rental suite or maybe you’d just like to run electricity to a garage or outbuilding on the property then a sub-panel might be necessary. Sub-panels carry the electrical load from your main service panel and then further distribute it out to the circuits you want to operate such as lighting, heat, electrical outlets and more.
Sub-panels also serve an additional purpose and that is to lessen the amount of circuit wiring running inside your walls. By centrally locating the main panel and subsequent sub-panels the runs of wire can be kept shorter, cleaner and there will be less voltage drop which occurs with long runs of wire.
When installing a sub-panel into your home or building it’s important to carefully calculate the electrical load so you can be sure you will not be overloading either the main panel or the sub-panel circuit you are about to install. 2M Electric can help you calculate the electrical draw and circuit size that you will require.
Why Choose 2M Electric To Upgrade Your Electrical Service and Panel?
When you choose 2M Electric to upgrade your electrical service and replace your panel you are choosing to work with the electrical professionals. We’ll use a high quality breaker panel that will be right for the particular electrical circuits you want to power. Our installation will be safe, clean and neatly labelled to eliminate any confusion.
If you need to have your electrical service upgraded in Wood-Ridge NJ or a new panel or sub-panel installed then give 2M Electric a call today or fill out or online form and someone will get back to you right away.