200amp vs 300amp
We are starting Electrical soon on our new house. Couple of electricians want to do 200 amp. Another one I talked to suggested 300 amp.He calculated total load from all electrical appliances. I just talked to one of the electricians and he says that a 200 Amp service lets you draw up to 400 amps. 200 amps from each wire.
Does it make sense? If my highest possible load adds up to say 215 amps, will I be able to draw it with a 200 amp service without causing any problems or inviting trouble from the electrical company?
As an aside - I got 4 quotes - range 11750 to 22000 - all are working off of the same plans.
Thanks in advance for your help.