At TCA Electric, service upgrades are one of our most commonly offered residential electrical services. That’s in part because many Vancouver homes still have an older 100-amp electrical panel installed. These panels were perfectly acceptable for when the homes were originally constructed. However, these smaller panels are largely outdated by today’s standards, and a 200-amp panel is typically more ideal. Does your home still have a 100-amp electrical panel? If so, there are quite a few reasons to consider upgrading this older model to a 200-amp panel.
A 200-amp panel provides more power
Yes, the title of this post says you get more than just extra power with a 200-amp panel. But we should still start by talking about the benefits of getting additional power for your home! Extra power means your home can support more devices and appliances. This is especially important in this day and age, as modern homes use more electricity than ever before. If your home has a 100-amp panel, it may already be at full capacity, with little room for new devices. Upgrading to a 200-amp panel means your home will have ample power for all the modern conveniences and electrical upgrades you need.
An updated panel is safer
If your home’s electrical panel is rusted, damaged, or otherwise faulty, stop reading now and contact a local electrician. Even if it isn’t in poor condition, however, an older panel is still likely less safe than today’s models. Newer electrical panels may have additional safety features that older panels lack. Meanwhile, installing a larger electrical panel reduces the risk of overloads, which can damage your home’s electrical systems and even cause fires.
Plan for the future
As mentioned earlier, a 200-amp panel gives your home more capabilities when it comes to installing new appliances and devices. This applies both now and in the future. However, these additional capabilities also apply to your future plans with your home. Have you been wanting to remodel, make an addition, or finish an area of your home? Maybe someday you’d like a home theatre, or maybe your family will be expanding in the next few years. A 200-amp panel opens up many opportunities when it comes to making future alterations to your home!
Add value before you sell
Maybe your plans for your home aren’t quite so long-term. That’s perfectly okay—but a service upgrade is a great idea in this case, as well! A 100-amp panel tends to be seen as dated these days, especially for homebuyers, as they’ll be envisioning the years to come in all the homes they consider. Installing a 200-amp panel will enable homebuyers to see even more potential in your home, as this opens the door to many future electrical upgrades. If you’re looking to list your home in the near future, installing a 200-amp panel is a move that will greatly increase your home’s value in the eyes of potential buyers.
Contact TCA Electric to Install Your 200-amp Panel Today!
Here at TCA Electric, we love to help homeowners realize their dreams for their homes. Whether you’re looking to sell in the next few years or you’re interested in upgrading your home to stay for the long haul, a service upgrade is an excellent place to start. And TCA Electric is the perfect partner! With more than 60 years of collective experience and a commitment to customer service and quality, we have what it takes to help bring your home’s electrical systems into the present and future. Contact us today to get started!