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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 of 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 installed correctly, helps keep your home safe.

What size service do I have on 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 size service is 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 in order to get insurance.

If you have been notified by 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 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!

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Latest Tips

Spring is the perfect time for an electrical safety inspection

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Electrical circuitry and panels tend to get ignored throughout the year and only get addressed when you experience a short circuit or electrical trips. As a homeowner, you may not know everything involved in the electrical circuitry of your home but there are still some questions you should ask your electrical inspector and Spring is the perfect time to do it!

No matter the size of the job, from changing out old electrical paneling to major renovations to your home or property, you should always ask your electrical inspector whether or not your home’s electrical fittings are up to date and in compliance with current regulations and building codes.

Secondly, be sure your electrical inspector pays attention to the safety of your electrical panel and makes sure that they are properly insulated to avoid electrical shock. Panels must also never be placed near damp or wet areas.

Understanding your electrical consumption is also important. Washing machines, televisions and air conditioners consume significant amounts of electricity, and it is your responsibility as the homeowner to be sure they are connected to the right circuitry to avoid electrical shorts or fluctuations in voltage.

Lastly, once the inspection is completed and any necessary repairs made, have your inspector run a double check to be sure all of your electrical circuitry is working properly. Ask your inspector to provide you with a complete report of all inspections and repairs done.

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Why is my main breaker on the breaker panel tripping all the time

Monday, April 17, 2017

Any of these issues can cause significant injury or death by electrocution or fire. If that consistent breaker tripping occurs in your home, try turning the breaker off and then on again. If it stays on, the issue may be resolved. If not, and the breaker still trips, try to determine which part of the electrical system is causing the problem. Your safety is of utmost importance. With any electrical issue, calling your electrician (and hey we know a awesome one...you can find that awesome electrician here) first can keep you out of serious danger.

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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, Inverness, 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

Aubrey was courteous, prompt and helpful. He knew what I needed quickly. I will be calling him the next time I need electrical service. Gave me a great price.

Diane Lockhart
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Mr. Teele arrived quickly, diagnosed our outage problem and fixed it that same afternoon. We have an older electrical system that many other electricians simply won't work with. But Mr. Teele confidently made repairs and even called to check on us the next day to ensure all was working well.

Danielle H Plott
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Very good and professional. Solved problem and went the extra mile to fix another issue.

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