Written by Larry Cook

Benefits of a 200 Amp Service Panel Upgrade

The service or circuit panel is an important component of every home’s electrical system, because it allows the system to function properly. According to some, 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 systems, computers, an electrical car charger, and an ever-growing number of devices.

Keeping the future in mind, a 200-Amp service panel should be seriously considered. The following discusses the benefits of installing this upgrade for your home. Remember to talk to an experienced licensed electrician to get the best results for your project. 

Greater Capacity

A 200 amp service panel will provide more electrical current than a 100 amp panel, allowing a home to safely power large electrical appliances and heating and air conditioning equipment, and other appliances simultaneously. Greater capacity is a key benefit from this upgrade; this upgrade will be necessary for many large households that consume a great amount of electricity throughout the day.

Increased Capability and Safety

A benefit often overlooked from upgrading to a 200 amp service panel is their greater size, allowing them to accommodate additional circuits. This gives an electrical system more capability and flexibility because more circuits can be used. They can be distributed more evenly throughout a house to service appliances and equipment, which do not have to be confined to a particular area. A bigger service panel also significantly decreases the danger of overloading, which may lead to short circuiting and fires.

Future Demands

No matter the age of your home, it would be wise to 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 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, you will need more electricity.

Electrical Peace of Mind

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For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.