ELECTRICAL PANEL UPGRADES
Welcome to Washington Electric, your trusted electrical contractor for all your electrical upgrade needs. Our licensed and certified electricians have years of experience providing top-quality electrical services to both residential and commercial clients.
We specialize in upgrading old 200 Amp Split Bus panels to newer 200 Amp panels with a main breaker. This upgrade is essential for homes or businesses that require a reliable and safe electrical system. Our team will assess your current electrical panel and recommend the best upgrade option that meets your needs and budget.
It’s important to note that electric vehicles should not be installed on split-bus panels, as these panels are not designed to handle the increased load. Additionally, electric vehicles cannot be installed on Federal Pacific or Zinsco panels, as they have been deemed unsafe by third-party organizations, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Electrical Safety Foundation International. These panels have a high risk of overheating, which can cause fires and electrical shocks. Upgrading your panel to a newer and safer model can help ensure the safety of your home or business, and allow for the installation of an electric vehicle charging station.
In addition to upgrading your panel, we also offer electrical service upgrades from the utility, which includes upgrading your meter and service from 200 amps to 320/400 amps. This upgrade is necessary for homes or businesses that require more power to run their appliances and equipment. We can also help you upgrade your electrical service from 125 Amp to 200 Amp, which is a very common upgrade for older homes that were not built to handle modern electrical demands.
It’s important for homeowners to know that in Seattle, the city is requiring utility upgrades to be underground, which can add costs to your electrical upgrade project. Our team at Washington Electric is familiar with these requirements and can provide you with a detailed estimate that takes into account these additional costs.