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Electrical Panel Upgrades

Electrical Panel Upgrades

Has an insurance adjuster told you they wouldn't write you an insurance policy because of your electrical panel?

Would you like to add a piece of machinery in your garage for your favorite hobby, whether woodworking or working on cars, but your current electrical panel is all filled up?

Today's high-tech homes require more power than ever. Why struggle with poor low-amp electrical service? If your home is limited to 60-amp power, maybe now is the time for a service upgrade to a 100-amp or 200-amp main electrical panel.

Many homes and businesses need their electrical panels upgraded. Older panels are easily overloaded with the increased use of electronics in the home and workplace.

You may need an electrical panel upgrade if:

  • Your circuit breaker trips frequently.
  • Your circuit breaker doesn't reset after it trips.
  • Your home has fuses instead of circuit breakers.
  • You've noticed signs of small electrical fires.
  • Your electrical wiring is old or damaged.
  • Your home is 20 years old and has never had a panel upgrade.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: Several electrical panel brands are known to cause problems. If you have any of these brands, call us for a replacement immediately – Federal Pacific, Zinsco, Pushmatic, or Sylvania.

Whether you have an old, unsafe panel or a small panel, you may need to have a new panel upgrade done by John's Electric.

Some signs you may need a panel upgrade are flickering lights and breakers that trip constantly.

So what is an electrical panel? Think of your electrical panel as the heart of your electrical system. If your panel (heart) were to stop working, you would have a big problem.

All the power that comes into your home originates from the utility department first, then your electric service. From there, it goes to your electric panel (heart). From there, electricity is distributed in wires to different locations providing you with power where you need it most.

You may not have a panel with circuit breakers; you may have an outdated fuse box or, even worse, an electrical panel that has lost its UL approval because they have been proven to cause fires.

A couple of manufacturers went out of business because they were forced to close by UL because they made inferior products. Unfortunately, many of these panels and breakers are in thousands of homes.

Circuit breakers are designed to shut off quickly if a problem arises. (A fraction of a second) This protects your family from electrocution, electric shock, and house fires. With the old-style breakers, some will not trip under a test load for at least one minute; some did not trip (turn off) at all.

Problems arise from electrical panels for many reasons. We will list just a few below:

  1. Loose connections
  2. Burnt connections
  3. Double tapped circuits
  4. Old Outdated Fuses
  5. Not UL approved

Unfortunately, we have seen just that in many of the homes around Birmingham. If your home needs a panel upgrade, then call John's Electric today. We will send one of our highly qualified safety electricians to your home and give you a complete evaluation.

Having a new panel or load center installed in your home will ensure that you're getting the most out of your home's electrical system and help avoid electrical hazards, which is what it's about. Keeping your loved ones safe.

John's Electric offers a NO QUESTIONS ASKED, 5-YEAR WARRANTY on material and labor for all electrical panel upgrades.

Did you know? John's Electric gives FREE Second Opinions on all Electric Panel Upgrades! If an electrician or handyman has told you a course of action to take regarding your panel upgrade and you want to make sure, please get in touch with us for a free second opinion!

Current Specials

Free Home Electrical Inspection

With any paid electrical repair. A $100 value.
Must use coupon code JELFREEHOME.
Offer does not expire

$200 Off Electrical Panel Upgrade

On Any Electrical Panel Upgrade.
Taxes and dispatch fee additional. Please call for details. Must print this coupon and redeem at time of initial dispatch call.
Offer does not expire

$25 Off Any Electrical Repair

Must mention promo code: 25OFF
Cannot be combined with any other offer. Does not include dispatch fee.
Offer does not expire

Free Second Opinion

on service/breaker upgrades or fuse box repairs.
Must use coupon code JELFREESECONDOPINION.
Offer does not expire

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

It was a great experience. Thanks would hire them again.

Darrell S.

HomeAdvisor

Even though I thought the price was a little high the service was fantastic. Aubrey came right away and did a great job. He cleaned up all of the "mess". I can't tell you how much that was appreciated. I have had other contractors that left all of the packaging, etc when they completed their work--as if they just couldn't be bothered. it was greatly appreciated

Debbie B.

HomeAdvisor

Aubrey did a great job for us. He is an asset to your company.

Jenny Roberts

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John's electric is an extremely good company. I would this company to anyone I know. He is very professional and goes the extra mile for his customer. Five stars in my book.

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