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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!

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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

Solved a problem thus restoring my power to some areas of my house

Had a number of outlets not working and lost AC in 97 degree weather--he came twice the 1st time approx 1hr 20 minutes--wasn't able to locate problem---this I put on myself as I was unaware of putting a breaker box behind a vanity that hadn't been move since purchase of my house. Second visit after some search found problem 1hr

OK the skinny--I think he was professional--on time

Was upfront on costs

Problem once the second box was located was an easy fix so thought a touch high on price--that said it was upfront and had I had the answer to location as I should have I think the billing would be much lower so will put this on myself. In other words I don't think he would have ripped me off

Bonus was after having 4 others trying to blame AC and being told I needed a new one---he said everything in my problems was electrical--and viewing my AC said it was fine--no need of new unit--for the moment if right saving me $$$$

Angie's List Member
Angie's List

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

John’s Electric save’s the day.

I called for help and Aubrey came to my home when it was convenient for me. He was on time and very professional. All issues I needed to be fixed were. I am very happy with the service and the prices. I will use Aubrey again and I would recommend him to my family. Thanks so much. mvb

Venus B.
Yellow Pages

Very professional. Great service. I will keep this number for all my electrical needs.

Nice to find someone who is trustworthy and a great licensed electrician.

pickyjane
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