- April 29, 2019
- By JustElectric
- Garden Lighting and Electrical, Residential Electrical Services
Understanding Your Home’s Electrical Capacity: A Guide for Homeowners
As a homeowner, it’s important to understand your home’s electrical capacity to ensure the safety and efficiency of your electrical system. Here’s a guide to help you understand your home’s electrical capacity and how it affects your daily life.
What is Electrical Capacity?
Electrical capacity refers to the amount of power that can be safely delivered to your home through your electrical system. This capacity is measured in volts and amps and is determined by the size and type of wires, circuit breakers, and other electrical components installed in your home.
Understanding Your Home’s Electrical Capacity
Every home has an electrical service panel, which is responsible for distributing power to various circuits throughout the home. The capacity of your electrical system is determined by the size of your service panel and the rating of your electrical meter.
To determine your home’s electrical capacity, you need to know the following:
- The size of your service panel (typically 100, 150, 200, or 400 amps)
- The voltage rating of your electrical meter (usually 120 or 240 volts)
- The number and size of circuits installed in your home
Upgrading Your Electrical System
If your home’s electrical capacity is insufficient for your needs, you may need to upgrade your electrical system. This can involve replacing your service panel, upgrading your meter, or installing additional circuits.
It’s important to note that upgrading your electrical system is not a DIY project. Electrical work is dangerous and should only be performed by a licensed and experienced electrician.
Hiring a Professional Electrician
To ensure the safety and efficiency of your electrical system, it’s important to hire a professional electrician for any electrical work. A licensed and experienced electrician can help you understand your home’s electrical capacity and recommend any necessary upgrades or repairs.
At Just Electric, we offer a wide range of residential and commercial electrical services, including electrical installations, repairs, upgrades, and maintenance services. Our team of licensed and experienced electricians is equipped with the latest tools and equipment to provide efficient and reliable services.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the Just Electric difference for yourself.