The service or circuit panel is a crucial feature of every home’s electrical system because it allows it to run properly. A few still think a 100-amp service panel should be the minimum. However, this may not be enough for modern homes that are equipped with a heavy-duty HVAC unit, large appliances, entertainment system, computers, an electrical car charger, and an ever-growing number of devices.
In order to meet future electrical demands, a 200-amp service panel should be seriously considered. The following discusses three great advantages of getting this upgrade. Hire an experienced licensed electrician to get the best results for your project.
1) Greater Capacity
A 200-amp service panel will provide more electric current than a 100 amp, allowing a home to safely power large electrical appliances, along with a central heating and air conditioning unit, and devices simultaneously. Greater capacity is a key benefit from this upgrade, and it will be necessary for large households that consume a great amount of electricity throughout the day.
2) Increased Capability and Safety
Another advantage of a 200-amp service panel is their greater size, allowing them to accommodate additional circuits. This gives an electrical system more capability and flexibility. Circuits can be distributed more evenly throughout a house to service appliances and equipment, which do not have to be confined to an area. A larger service panel also significantly decreases the danger of overloading, which may lead to short circuiting and deadly electrical fires.
3) Future Demands
No matter the age of your home, you should ensure its service panel is functioning properly and capable of meeting the electrical demands of your household. Even if it’s in great shape, its amperage may not be adequate for the future. If you have plans to remodel your home, upgrading to a 200-amp beforehand will ensure that your electrical system will be ready for additional demands. The number of mobile and IoT (Internet of Things) devices is also growing rapidly. If you want a smart home, more electricity will be needed.
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