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Residential Electrical Panel Upgrades in Webster and the Greater Rochester Area

Electrical Panel Repair & Replacement Services in Webster & Rochester, NY

If you need quality electrical panel upgrades in Rochester, our team at Lon Lockwood Electric can provide prompt and efficient service.

Our electricians are licensed, bonded, and insured and have the expertise to provide any panel upgrade or repair services you require. We proudly serve residents of Rochester, NY and beyond and offer affordable, competitive pricing.

Reach out to us today to schedule service.

The Importance of Upgrading Your Rochester Home’s Electrical Panel

Electrical Panel Upgrade - Circuit BreakerOnce electricity is carried beyond your meter, it must be distributed to lights, receptacles, and appliances throughout the house by several different electrical circuits. The electrical panel is the main distribution point for this electric current.

For the homeowner, the main electrical panel is attached between the electric meter and the wall outlets in the home. Inside that electrical panel are the circuit breakers or, in much older homes, fuses, which control the amount of electricity that flows through each wiring circuit and power all the lighting and appliances in your home.

The probability is high that the electrical panel box in your home is a builder’s grade aluminum-based panel box. That means the copper wiring from the panel box through the home is connected to the aluminum wiring inside your panel box. This is an inherently unsafe situation and can cause electrical arcing and fires.

If you have one of these builder’s-grade boxes in your home, you’re harboring a safety hazard. It’s essential to have this panel box evaluated as soon as possible and, if found to be hazardous, have it replaced with a more modern and much safer copper-based panel box.

Signs You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Electric panels are like other systems in your home that eventually will need replacement to provide sufficient power.

Warning signs you need an upgrade for more electricity include:

  • Your home is older: With electric panels only lasting 25-40 years, let a qualified electrician perform an inspection and evaluate your electrical system.
  • Your breaker trips constantly: If your home is drawing too much power, let us inspect the breaker for issues.
  • Your home doesn’t have breakers: For homes built before the 1960s, fuse panels can present a fire hazard. With online promotions and specials, our upgrades will fit your budget.
  • You have limited outlets: Relying on extension cords is discouraged, as your panel needs to handle increased electrical flow. Talk to our electricians about adding outlets or panel replacements.

Don’t know whether you need an electrical panel upgrade? Get expert advice from our electricians, or schedule your upgrade service today.

 

Benefits of Upgrading Your Electrical Panel

Upgrading your electrical panel can have several benefits, including decreasing the electrical load and adding more power to all your appliances, electronics, and gadgets.

The benefits of upgrading your electrical panel include:

  • Boosting your resale value and functionality
  • Increasing your energy efficiency and cost savings
  • Allowing for more technology and smart appliances
  • Adding a consistent energy supply and reducing fire, shock, and safety risks
  • Correcting DIY mistakes and code violations

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“Buying a new EV and our existing panel in an older home couldn’t handle the addition. They came out and put together a proposal and I was impressed with the professionalism and candor. They were not the least expensive, but definitely the best value. Beautiful work and their people were great.” —  Robert G.

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Residential Electrical Panel Repairs & Replacements in Webster & Rochester, NY

In addition to providing high-quality electrical panel upgrades, our expert electricians can provide Webster residents with reliable electrical panel repair and replacement services.

If you’re dealing with a faulty electrical panel, you should never try to repair or install a new one on your own. Electricity can be extremely dangerous, so it’s always best to rely on the expertise of a professional.

Reach out to Lon Lockwood Electric for electrical panel services. You can call or contact us online today.

Residential Electrical FAQs


What do electrical meters do?

Electrical meters record how much electricity your home uses in kilowatt-hours. Older meters use a clock-like gear mechanism to indicate the energy used on a series of dials, while modern meters use digital sensors and displays.

These numbers can be compared to your monthly utility bills to verify and track energy usage. Talk to our team at Lon Lockwood for help determining where your meter is and how to read it.


How do I read my electric meter?

To determine your energy usage, record the number present on each dial of your electrical meter. The dials will feature a range from 0 to 9. If the dial is between two numbers, write down the lower of the two numbers.

If the dial is directly on a number, look to the next dial to the right. If the right dial is over 0, record the exact number indicated on the first dial. If the right dial has not passed 0, write down one less than the number indicated on the first dial.

Once all dials have been read, record this number and subtract a previous reading to determine the amount of energy used over that period.


Where is the electrical meter located?

Your electrical meter will usually be outside your home, typically mounted on an exterior wall. If you’re unsure of its location, look for the nearest electrical pole and follow the lines back to your home.

Some utility providers mount the meter on the pole itself, while others may mount it inside your home, near the main electrical panel.


What is an electrical riser?

The electrical riser is the conduit that extends from your meter or main electrical panel to the overhead power lines. This conduit houses and protects the power lines as they enter your electrical meter.

A weatherhead at the top is designed to keep out the elements. If the riser is ever damaged by storms, fallen branches, or an accident, call our team at Lon Lockwood for repairs.


Does my electrical panel have a riser?

Generically, the riser is connected to the electrical meter, and a separate conduit connects the meter to the main electrical panel. In some installations, a riser may extend from the electrical panel before it transitions outdoors to the meter.

If you need an electrical panel upgrade, talk to our team at Lon Lockwood Electric.

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