200 or 225 amp service
We just bought a 30 year old one story house and are replacing the electrical panel which has 125 amp service. We are taking this opportunity to convert the house from propane to all electric.
We will have electric cooktop, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, water heater and HVAC. We have several computers and TVs. There is a small sub panel in the garage and another in the barn. We have a well also.
The electrician quoted a 200 amp service but also quoted 225 amp service if we were going to get a tankless water heater. We've decided not to get the tankless water heater but wonder if it is a good idea to go ahead and get the 225 amp service since the difference in cost is only $500.