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Service Panel Upgrades and Change-Outs

Service Panel Upgrades and Change-Outs

Are you need of having a new electrical service installed or replaced? Many homeowners in the Birmingham area have been forced to have their service changed because of insurance reasons.

There are a few other reasons you may need a service change.

  1. The service is not large enough for your home.
  2. The service is not safe.
  3. The service caught fire, and it has to be replaced.
  4. It does not meet the current demand for all the electricity you use.
  5. Your insurance agency declined insurance.

Without an electric service, the electricity in your house would be non-existent. The electrical service is where your home gets power from the utility department. If properly installed it will have a main breaker and proper grounding. These two components when installing correctly helps keep your home safe.

What size service do I have in my house?

An electric service is determined by how many amps the over current protection and wiring are rated for. You should be able to view this on the meter and panels. If it’s old, then you may not be able to, and you will need a qualified electrician to give a complete evaluation. Many times we have seen the incorrect wiring with the associated means of disconnect. This is an extreme fire hazard.

What is size service required on my house?

The NEC or National Electric Code requires a minimum of a 100Amp electrical service, but it should be noted that most insurance companies require a 150 or 200 amp service to get insurance.

If you have been notified by a city, utility department or your insurance agency, that you need a new electrical service, you may wonder what you should do.

The first thing to do if you have gotten a notification, or you know it’s time to get an upgrade is to call John's Electric. We can examine your electric service and give you an exact price to the penny on how much it will cost you to get a new electrical service. We also have several options to choose from.

We will fill out all the necessary paper work and obtain all permits that are needed. We will also coordinate with your local utility so that we can get your power on quickly. We also have an option where we can install a temporary generator on site, so you can still have some power in your home.

In Birmingham, a service upgrade can only be done by a licensed electrical contractor. Service upgrades don’t have to be stressful. By calling John's Electric, we guarantee that upgrading your new service will be done on time, and we will handle everything, so you will not have to be stressed or worried. We offer unparalleled guarantees on your main electric service too!

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

Did you know? John's Electric gives FREE Second Opinions on all Service Upgrades! If an electrician or handyman has told you a course of action to take regarding your service upgrade and you just want to make sure, please contact 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

Aubrey did an excellent job with moving our electrical main service. He coordinated with Alabama Power and the Hoover inspectors and everyone was there when they should be. He knew that we needed a special disconnect and ordered the right one. We gave him a key and trusted him to be in and out of the house and yard when he needed to. He kept us informed, did a quality job and went over and above to come out to check on things for us after hours one evening and teach us a few things. Reasonable price as well. A true professional and I will recommend him again.

tiffdunlap
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Quick, friendly, excellent work.

Tom W.
HomeAdvisor

Aubrey upgraded our electrical fuse panel, put in an updated outside service panel, replaced the main service line from the outside panel to the inside fuse box, and installed several outlets. His original estimate was complete and accurate. He brought our electrical system up to code and made several recommendations for changes and upgrades that we had not thought of. He worked with our schedule, was on time and very professional, and left our home as clean as when he arrived. He was extremely conscientious and reliable. We very highly recommend John's Electric and will definitely use them again.

Debbie S. Dumas
Yellow Pages

I called because of the great reviews, and was not disappointed. I told Aubrey what was going on and he knew right where the problem was. He communicated well when he would be here and scheduled time with the power company to shut off the main power to replace the main breaker.

I appreciated that Aubrey took the time to make sure that everything was working before he left.

Scott Klawitter
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