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We purchased an older home and are planning a major remodeling project. Will we have to upgrade the electric service?
Most likely the answer is yes. Depending on the current capacity of your electric service and its condition, chances are that your service will need to be upgraded. The minimum size service panel required in a home is 100 amps. While that may meet the needs in a smaller home, the addition of central air conditioning, a new kitchen or a new addition will quickly exceed the capacity of a 100 amp panel. A new 200 amp service upgrade will provide your home with the capacity it needs to handle your power requirements. Call us today for a free consultation, we will work with you or your contractor to get you what you need.
What is whole house surge protection?
A whole house surge protector is a device installed in the main service panel that will divert transient electric surges or spikes to ground. These spikes can be caused by lightning strikes or momentary spikes from the utility company. Many homes have plug in surge protectors that protect computers and other expensive electronic equipment. This type of device only protects that receptacle. A whole house surge protector will provide additional protection for all of your appliances from being destroyed or possibly starting a fire. A whole house surge protector is inexpensive insurance for your home. We include a panel mounted surge protector in all of our service upgrade packages.
There is a circuit breaker that trips on a regular basis, why does that happen?
A circuit breaker is an electromechanical component that is designed to trip when the electric circuit it’s protecting becomes overloaded. The circuit breaker is designed to trip before the wiring can become damaged and or cause a fire. If a breaker constantly trips, there is a problem with the breaker itself or there is too much of a load on that circuit. Call Geddis Electric today and we will evaluate your system.