Electrical Service Upgrade Des Moines

What we offer

  1. Electrical Service Upgrade Services
  2. Understanding Codes and Regulations
  3. Benefits of Upgrading Electrical Service
  4. When to Consider an Upgrade
  5. 100-Amp Upgrade
  6. 200-Amp Upgrade
  7. Installation Method
  8. Time Span and Cost
  9. Applications and Products
  10. Residential and Commercial Solutions
  11. Choosing the Right Electrician
  12. Our Experience

Electrical Upgrade Services in Des Moines

McCann Electric specializes in electrical service upgrades in Des Moines, to ensure your electrical system can handle today’s demands. From replacing aging panels to increasing capacity, our expert electricians provide tailored solutions for safe and efficient power distribution.

Understanding Codes and Regulations

Electrical service upgrades must comply with local codes and regulations. We handle permitting and follow NEC guidelines to ensure that all installations are safe and compliant.

Benefits of Upgrading Electrical Service

  • Increased electrical capacity to support new appliances and devices.
  • Enhanced safety with modern circuit breakers and updated wiring.
  • Reduced circuit overloads and fewer tripped breakers or blown fuses.
  • Compliance with modern electrical codes for insurance and safety purposes.

When to Consider an Upgrade

Consider upgrading your electrical service if:

  • Circuit breakers frequently trip or fuses blow, indicating an overload.
  • Your home or business has ungrounded outlets or outdated wiring.
  • You’re adding high-demand appliances like EV chargers or HVAC systems.
  • Your existing panel is old, rusted, or lacks sufficient capacity.

100-Amp Upgrade

100-amp upgrades are often suitable for smaller homes or apartments:

  • Supports basic appliances, lighting, and electronics.
  • Ideal for homes using gas appliances for heating and cooking.
  • Cost-effective solution for meeting standard electrical needs.

200-Amp Upgrade

A 200-amp service upgrade is a popular choice for larger homes:

  • Supports high-demand appliances like HVAC systems and EV chargers.
  • Offers more circuits and outlets for various rooms and devices.
  • Provides room for future expansions and additional appliances.

Installation Method

Our installation process includes:

  • Assessing your existing electrical panel and wiring.
  • Replacing the panel with a modern circuit breaker panel of the required amperage.
  • Upgrading wiring and outlets to accommodate the new load.
  • Inspecting the entire system to ensure compliance and safety.

Time Span and Cost

  • Time Span: Electrical service upgrades typically take one to two days, depending on the system’s complexity.
  • Cost: Costs range from $1,500 to $4,000 or more, depending on the desired amperage and existing setup.

Applications and Products

We install panels and products from trusted brands like Square D, Siemens, and Eaton. Our services include upgrading to 100-amp, 200-amp, or even 400-amp service to meet your specific needs.

Residential and Commercial Solutions

We offer electrical service upgrades for both residential and commercial properties. From older homes to new office buildings, we ensure that your electrical system remains safe, reliable, and suitable for your growing needs.

Choosing the Right Electrician

When selecting an electrician for service upgrades, consider:

  • Licensing and insurance for liability protection.
  • Experience with service upgrades and positive customer reviews.
  • Clear, detailed estimates with transparent pricing.
  • Familiarity with local electrical codes and permitting processes.

Our Experience

McCann Electric has years of experience in electrical service upgrades, prioritizing quality workmanship and compliance. Our team inspects, plans, and executes every project safely, so your system can handle your power demands without compromise.

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Serviced Areas

Highland Park
Merle Hay
Greater South Side
Union Park
Lower Beaver
Downtown Des Moines
Indianola Hills
Southwestern Hills

What is involved in an electrical service upgrade?

An upgrade typically includes replacing the electrical panel, adding new circuits, and ensuring the system can safely handle increased electrical demand.

Do I need a permit for an electrical service upgrade?

Yes, most jurisdictions require a permit for electrical service upgrades. McCann Electric handles permitting to ensure full compliance with local codes.

Will upgrading my electrical service increase my utility bills?

No, upgrading doesn't directly affect your bills. It enables you to handle more devices safely, but your electricity usage will depend on how much you use those devices.

Is a 100-amp upgrade sufficient for most homes?

100-amp service may suffice for smaller homes with low power demands. Larger homes or those with high-demand appliances often require 200-amp service or more.

What safety measures should be taken during an upgrade?

Licensed electricians follow strict protocols, including shutting off power, grounding, and circuit testing, to ensure safe installation and compliance with codes.

Can I remain in my home during an electrical service upgrade?

Yes, but expect temporary power outages. Our electricians work efficiently to minimize disruptions and restore power quickly.

Will upgrading my electrical service improve my home's safety?

Yes, new panels handle increased loads safely, reducing fire risks and improving circuit breaker reliability and grounding.

How often should electrical service be inspected or upgraded?

It's best to inspect electrical service every 10 years for owner-occupied homes and after significant renovations. Upgrades should be considered if the system is old or can't handle new electrical demands.