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Upgrade Electric Panel & Fuse Box

There are homes of many different ages in the GTA with some homes exceeding 100 years old. With the age of these homes comes with aged electrical systems. These aged electrical systems include Fuse Boxes. All electrical equipment including Fuse boxes have a life expectancy. The life expectancy is determined by maintenance of the fuse box, location, incorrect fuses installed, wiring and much more. We recommend all Fuse boxes be changed to Breaker Panels to avoid any unwanted interruption to your power. Book an inspection with one of our electricians and find out the condition of your fuse box or learn more about when and how to upgrade your fuse box over on our blog. Expect Tenfold from Penfold Electric


Electrical Service Panel Upgrade Cost

Price includes the cost of labour.

Service Price Description
Electrical Service Panel Upgrade $1,600.00 Upgrade from Fuses to Breaker 100Amps
Electrical Service Panel Upgrade $1,900.00 Upgrade from Fuses to Breaker 125-200amps
Electrical Service Panel Upgrade $2400 – $3400 Upgrade from 100A to 200A Panel

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Upgrade Service to a 200 Amp/400 Amp Service

With the installation of additional electrical equipment requires more electricity from the Grid. Hot tubs, Dryers, Stoves, Tankless Hot water installations, Baseboard heaters all use a lot of electricity. All of these devices draw a lot of power from the grid and recommend upgrading your service if you are thinking of adding any of these devices. Customers will often say to me “I am selling my home in a couple years so I don’t need an upgrade”. I tend to reply “Potential buyers will see that your home doesn’t have a 200amp Panel will often take that into consideration” Book an appointment will Penfold Electric Ltd and we can tell what size service you require and on the spot pricing. Expect Tenfold from Penfold Electric!

Electrical Service Panel Upgrade

Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

If you own an older home, you may be in need of some upgrading for the electrical components of your home. Many homeowners in the Durham Region and Northumberland County own historic homes that come with historic electrical systems. Fuse boxes are a common electrical component of a home that should be replaced to ensure the safety and reliability of the power in your home. At Penfold Electric we have more than 40 years of experience and are your first choice for residential and commercial electrician services.

Contact Penfold Electric today to discuss the panel upgrade project you need for your home. We are a trusted and reliable electrical contractor company that has served countless customers in Durham Region and Northumberland county.

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Service Panel Upgrade FAQ

  • Fuses leave more room for DIY error. When a fuse blows often it is replaced with an incorrect one. Incorrect fuse installation can lead to overheating of cables which is a hazard.
  • A fuse box is not equipped for GFCI's or AFCI's. Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors work to prevent electrocution while Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors are used to prevent fires. Often devices which require this protection go overlooked due to Fuse boxes not having the capability for these safety devices.
  • Fuses are much less convenient. With circuit breakers all that is necessary is a reset when it trips. Fuses can not be reset and require replacement.
  • Capability. Do you find your breaker panel has no more spaces left? An over crowded Panel will leave no room for expansion.
  • Power Consumption. With the installation of additional electrical equipment requires more electricity from the Grid. All these things mentioned draw a lot of power from the grid and often a 100 amp service will not be able to carry these loads.
  • Value. These installations very often make your home more attractive to Buyers and will pay for itself when selling your home.

When you are considering upgrading your electrical panel, your first thought might be what the cost to upgrade an electrical panel is. There are many factors that may influence the cost of your panel upgrade. We would be pleased to provide you with a free quote. We know everyone wonders “how much does an electrician cost?” See our pricing table for more information on the costs of electrical contracting services.

If you are looking to upgrade your fuse box, you may be wondering which amp level you should upgrade to. In many cases, we will suggest upgrading to 200 amp service. Contact us today to learn more about the cost to upgrade to 200 amp service. We would be pleased to provide you with a quote.

If you are upgrading your fuse box, you may also be considering upgrading other electrical components of your home. In addition to upgrading your electrical panel, we also provide residential aluminum wiring replacement to keep your home safe.