Electrical Panel Upgrade

glaswegianJuly 1, 2010

Hopefully you guys can help with some suggestions and advice for this question? We just bought this house that was built in 1988. As you can see in the link below, the panel is small and there is no space left

My question is, in order to future proof the panel for future electrical add-on, people have said it will be cheaper to just put in a sub-panel, rather than changing the whole thing to a 200A?

What says you?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hendricus

You cannot future proof a panel, only guess at it. If you need the room now, upgrade but if you don't, just leave it untill you do.

3 yrs ago we were running 4x60 watts in 2 kitchen light fixtures. Now we are running 4 fixtures with 8x13 watt bulbs. That went from 240 watts to 104, more than 50% reduction. Our frig, freezer, dehumidifier and window air conditioner went the same way. We are actually using less electricity now than we did when we bought the house 6 yrs ago.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 4:04PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Insulation in electrical box
While in my attic the other day I saw an open electrical...
sgilliatt
Does a refrigerator need to be on a separate circuit?
Does a refrigerator need to be on a separate circuit?...
rontero
Light boxes on/in 6X8 timber floor joists for log home
Just trying to figure how to wire a couple light fixtures/chandelier...
yota_85
Wiring Ceiling fan
I have a new ceiling fan with a light. The fan has...
jjp2121
A/C wired to main panel only?
I had 2 electricians come out to bid upgrading my service...
frank_diy
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™