No more room in electrical panel, now what?
I have a 200amp electrical box with 40 slots. There are no slots left. In the past, when I needed a new outlet, an electrician would just use an unused slot. I have this chart made by an electrician that shows 'amps per circuit with all things on'. There are at least 16 of the slots noted that say 0. I am looking to have the box 'balanced', so I can free up some of the slots for a future kitchen reno.
At this point, I'd like to clean up the current electrical box and don't want to do the 'hanging another box off current box' solution that I see in some houses.
What should I be asking an electrician to do when I call them? I should also mention that there is still knob and tube wiring that is still in use. I don't know if that matters. Any help would be appreciated. I know nothing about electrical (prolly obvious). Thanks