If you need quality electrical panel upgrades in Rochester, you can count on our team at Lon Lockwood Electric for 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.
Once 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 powers 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. What that means to you is that the copper wiring that goes from the panel box through the home is connected to 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.
Don’t know whether you need an electrical panel upgrade? Get expert advice from our electricians — or schedule your upgrade service today.
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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.
Electrical meters record how much electricity your home uses in kilowatt-hours. Older meters use a clock-like gear mechanism to indicate the amount of energy used on a series of dials, while modern meters use digital sensors and displays.
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
The National Fire Protection Association recommends you replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.
In most cases, your electrical meter will 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 will mount the meter on the pole itself, while others may mount the meter inside your home, near the main electrical panel.
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.
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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