Electrical Panel Upgrades

Albuquerque Electrical Panel Upgrades

Installing High-Quality Replacement Panels for Customers in Albuquerque, New Mexico

TruFlo Air LLC offers top-notch electrical panel upgrade services to ensure the safety, efficiency, and reliability of your home's electrical system. As your property's electrical demands grow with the addition of new appliances, devices, or renovations, it's crucial to have an electrical panel that can handle these increased loads effectively. Our team of licensed and experienced electricians provides you with the highest quality service when it comes to upgrading your electrical panel.

Our electrical panel upgrade services include assessing your current electrical system, identifying areas that need improvement, and recommending the appropriate upgrades to meet your property's electrical requirements. This may involve replacing outdated panels, installing additional circuits, or upgrading to a higher-capacity panel to accommodate the increased load. We also ensure that all work is compliant with local codes and regulations, guaranteeing the safety and proper functioning of your electrical system.

Common Reasons to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

  • Increased Electrical Demand: As you add more appliances and devices to your home or undertake renovations, your property's electrical requirements may increase. Upgrading the electrical panel ensures that it can handle the additional load safely and efficiently.
  • Outdated Panels: Older electrical panels, particularly those installed more than 20-25 years ago, may not meet current safety standards or provide adequate protection for modern electrical needs. Upgrading to a new panel can improve the overall safety and functionality of your electrical system.
  • Frequent Tripping: If your circuit breakers trip frequently, it may be a sign that your electrical panel is struggling to handle the current load. Upgrading the panel can help prevent overloads and minimize breaker tripping.
  • Adding New Circuits: When you need to add new circuits for home additions, remodeling projects, or installing high-wattage appliances, it might be necessary to upgrade your electrical panel to accommodate these changes.
  • Insurance Requirements: Some insurance companies require electrical panel upgrades for older homes or properties with outdated systems to ensure compliance with current safety standards.
  • Increasing Home Value: Upgrading your electrical panel can increase your property's value, making it more attractive to potential buyers who may prefer a home with an updated electrical system.
  • Installation of Solar Panels: If you're planning to install solar panels, you may need to upgrade your electrical panel to accommodate the additional power generated by the solar system.

If you find yourself in need of a new electrical panel, call our Albuquerque panel upgrade team at (888) 246-0785 or our El Paso team at (915) 228-3358 to request your free estimate!

Commonly Asked Questions

What is an electrical panel?

An electrical panel, also known as a breaker box or fuse box, is the main distribution point for electricity in a building. It receives electricity from the utility company and distributes it to various circuits throughout the property.

Can I upgrade my electrical panel myself?

It is not recommended to upgrade your electrical panel yourself unless you are a licensed electrician. Upgrading an electrical panel involves working with high-voltage electricity and requires knowledge of electrical codes and safety procedures. It is best to hire a professional electrician who has the expertise and experience to safely perform the upgrade and ensure that it meets all necessary requirements.

How long does it take to upgrade an electrical panel?

The time it takes to upgrade an electrical panel can vary depending on the complexity of the project and the condition of the existing electrical system. In general, a panel upgrade can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. It is best to consult with a licensed electrician who can assess your specific situation and provide a more accurate time estimate.

How much does it cost to upgrade an electrical panel?

The cost of upgrading an electrical panel can vary depending on several factors, including the size and capacity of the new panel, the complexity of the installation, and any additional electrical work that may be required. It is recommended to get a professional assessment and quote from a licensed electrician to determine the cost of upgrading your specific electrical panel.

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What to Look For in a New Electrical Panel

  • Adequate Capacity: Choose a panel with sufficient capacity (measured in amperes or amps) to handle your property's current and future electrical needs. Common residential panels have capacities of 100, 150, 200, or even 400 amps, while commercial properties may require higher capacities. Consult a licensed electrician to help determine the appropriate panel size for your needs.
  • Quality Brand: Opt for a reputable and reliable brand known for durability and high-quality components. Some well-known electrical panel manufacturers include Square D, Eaton, Siemens, and General Electric (GE).
  • Circuit Breaker Compatibility: Ensure that the new panel is compatible with the type of circuit breakers you plan to use or are already using in your existing system. Compatibility is essential for proper functioning and safety.
  • Expandability: Choose a panel with enough space for both your current circuits and potential future additions. This ensures that you can easily add new circuits as your electrical needs grow without needing another panel upgrade.
  • Compliance with Codes and Standards: The new panel should meet or exceed the National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements and any local building codes for safety and proper installation.
  • Main Breaker Rating: The main breaker rating should match the panel's capacity. For example, a 200-amp panel should have a 200-amp main breaker.
  • Type of Panel: Consider the type of panel that best suits your needs, such as a main breaker panel, a main lug panel, or a subpanel. Each type serves different purposes and has its own set of advantages and limitations.
  • Safety Features: Look for panels with built-in safety features, such as arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), to protect against electrical hazards like fires and electrocution.
  • Ease of Installation: While it's best to have a professional electrician install your new electrical panel, it's still helpful to choose a panel that offers ease of installation and maintenance.

TruFlo Air LLC's team of experienced professionals is here to help you make the best choice for your property and provide expert installation services. Call our Albuquerque electrical panel upgrade team at (888) 246-0785 or our El Paso team at (915) 228-3358 today for a free estimate and let us guide you through the process of upgrading your electrical panel!

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Can I Get an Electrical Panel that Compliments My Smart Home?

Yes, you can enhance your smart home experience by opting for a smart electrical panel that integrates seamlessly with modern smart home systems. These panels offer advanced features such as connectivity to your home's Wi-Fi network, allowing for remote monitoring and control through smartphone apps or central smart home hubs. Real-time data on energy consumption for individual circuits helps optimize energy usage, while integration with other smart devices like thermostats, lighting systems, and security systems provides a comprehensive smart home experience.

Advanced smart panels also offer automated load management, shifting power usage based on preferences, time of day, or utility rates to reduce energy costs and minimize the risk of overloading circuits. Built-in safety features like arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) provide additional protection against electrical hazards. Instant notifications on your smartphone or smart home hub keep you informed of any issues with your electrical system, such as tripped breakers or power outages.

When selecting a smart electrical panel, ensure it's compatible with your existing smart home ecosystem and consult a licensed electrician for proper installation. TruFlo Air LLC's team of experienced professionals can guide you through the process of choosing and installing a smart electrical panel that complements your smart home setup.

No matter what kind of electrical panel you’re looking for, our Albuquerque team makes the upgrade process quick, easy, and effective. Send us a message online today to get started!