Service upgrades, service changes, and panel upgrades may be one of the best things you can do to your home as far as infrastructure is concerned. Problems with electrical distribution and lighting equipment makes up roughly 8% of residential fires each year. More than that, these items are major inconveniences when they fail. You will be out of power until a qualified electrician can replace the items; this can come at a great expense in both money and frustration. Depending on the severity of damage, you may also need to get the utility company involved and obtain an underwriters certificate before they will turn the power back on.
It is common for older homes to eventually experience problems with their electrical panel (usually the main breaker or busbar), meter pan (outside), or service entrance conductors (outside between the supply power and your meter pan).
You definitely want to have your panel looked at if it is:
- More than 30 years old
- 100 Amps
- 60 Amps
- Pushmatic Brand (Push in type breakers, not back and fourth switch style breakers)
- Federal Pacific Brand
- Zinsco Brand
- Fuse Box Style (no breakers, screw in fuses)
Our starting prices are as follows:
- Panel replacement: $1100.00
- Service Change (Exterior electrical supply, 200A): $1100.00
Keep in mind these are starting numbers, every home is different and we are happy to take a look and give you an exact proposal based on what you need, not what we want to sell you.
We hold licenses for every town and county on Long Island. All of our work EXCEEDS the standards of the National Electric Code.
Before and after a 200A Mast Service upgrade:
Before and after of a 200A PVC Service Relocation and upgrade
Feel free to call us at 631-242-2970 or leave us a message in the contact form below:
Our Mailing Address is:
Peter Lombardo Electric
840 Long Island Ave
Deer Park, NY 11729