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The Electricians at Penna Electric Can Install Your New Main 200 Amp Meter Panel Installations

New 200 amp main meter panels are recommended for most homes due to the amount of circuits required by National Electrical Code (NEC). Many years ago homes were not wired for AC units, car chargers, or appliances that are required in today’s homes. Today’s specifications of all electrical panels must be UL (Underwriter Laboratory) approved. All main electrical panels used today are Solar Rated although there are Solar Ready panels that come with individual bus bars for quicker connections to solar systems. Some existing electrical panels are flush mounted which could require minor stucco work, a service that could be provided. Other electrical panels are surface mounted for convenience and simplicity.

Electrical Subpanels

Some home require installation of subpanels for either additional circuits located a far distance from main meter panel or for garages and guest houses. Sub panels are typically rated 60 amp – 125 amps depending on the current usage required. Additional circuits for car chargers and other appliances would be branched off of this sub panel for these type of installations. Sub panels on detached dwelling require their own grounding system consisting of a conductor branched off the grounding bar in the panel ending at an 8’ft ground rod driven into the earth.

Main Electrical Panel Grounding System

National Electrical Code (NEC) has evolved for safety in regards to electrical panel grounding systems. An electrical panel proper grounding system consists of a conductor wire from the grounding bar located in the electrical panel unbroken to the cold water pipe ending at an 8’ft ground rod driven into the earth.

Frequently Asked Question

How do I know if my Electrical panel should be replaced?

Beach city areas are more prone to corrosion inside and outside of an electrical main meter panel. This corrosion can cause bad connection to internal hardware bussing. This also known pitting resulting in the melting of either the metal and parts and/or circuit breakers causing a hazard.

Electrical Panel Upgrades

In these modern times, we rely on a growing number of gadgets and appliances. The comforts of life have begun to be defined through new technologies as well. Thus, functionality and comfort depend on the use of electricity. An electrical panel is what controls this aspect and lets us use all the new technologies at home. When it is damaged, not only that it can compromise the appliances, but also people’s safety. Call us for an inspection.Read More »

House Rewiring

Wiring a home properly is an important part of maintaining a safe environment and providing a worry-free experience when working with electricity. Not only does proper wiring ensure the smooth functioning of a home’s electrical supply to connected appliances; it also protects the house from any kind of electrical hazard.  With today’s higher energy consumption, it is imperative your home’s wiring is up to date. To find out if your home requires rewiring, contact us today.Read More »

Electrical Troubleshooting

Whatever your problem, we’ll get to the bottom of it. We troubleshoot any electrical problems from dimming lighting and circuit breakers tripping, to power going on and off without explanation. Contact us with your issues and we will pinpoint the problem and get it repaired for you. All of our work carries with it a customer satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy, we’ll make it right.

Lighting Installation & Upgrades

We install lighting fixtures of all kinds from hanging lights, recessed lighting, outdoor lights, landscape lighting, swimming pool lights, accent lighting, and more. We will remove your old lighting fixtures and do a thorough inspection to ensure that the wiring is up to code before installing your new fixtures. At Penna Electric, safety is always first.Read More »

Electrical Code Corrections

If you’re having your home remodeled and have received a “Notice To Comply” by the department of housing for your property, we can help solve your electrical problems. We will work with your inspector and general contractor to bring your electrical requirement up to date and pass your next electrical inspection.

EV Charger Installation

If you’ve just purchased or are planning to purchase and Electrical Vehicle, your first thoughts will be where to install the charging station and can your current electrical plan sustain such a heavy load. At Penna Electric, we will make sure your Electrical Vehicle charging outlet is properly installed adding a new dedicated circuit. Call us for next day installation.Read More »

Quick Tips

While electrical repairs do require the knowledge and experience of a professional electrician, there are numerous ways you can help to properly maintain the electrical system in your home in order to prevent damage and keep things running smoothly.