Electrical Sub Panel Installation Pasadena
A sub panel, looks and works just like a regular circuit breaker box, just usually smaller. It divides one circuit into many with different circuit breakers. On a bigger scale, your electrical box does the same thing for all the electricity in your home.
Why Add a Sub Panel?
The main reasons people consider them are for space, convenience, and efficiency.
- More Space: Your electrical box only has a limited amount of slots for circuit breakers. You will need to install a sub panel if more circuit breakers are needed in a full panel box. For boxes that run out of space, there is a poor practice of connecting 2 wires to a circuit breaker called double tapping. Double tapping is a short cut and a dangerous practice because it can cause an overloaded circuit. Overloaded circuits may cause fires or other electrical accidents! We fix double tapped circuits at Pro Electrician Pasadena. Please call us if you think you have this problem.
- Safety and Convenience: Being able to reset a tripped wire close to where you’re working is not usually the only reason to need a sub panel, but it is convenient. This could be why these smaller systems are often installed in high electricity usage areas that are far from the electrical panel, such as in a garage. When an user is not able to reach the main circuit box, they may need a sub panel. For example, if there is only one electrical meter for a duplex house, there may also be only one electrical junction. If one resident can’t reach that main box, then having a sub panel installed in their unit makes a lot of sense.
- Efficiency: A sub panel will better distribute electricity usage in the area it powers. It will also function better than a far away service panel. A garage with many electrical tools, a split AC condenser, and/or an EV charger station installed may be good locations for needing a sub panel in your home.
Sub panels are needed for specific reasons and are not for everyone. At Pro Electrician Pasadena we can easily tell you if this is right for you. Contact us for a free quote (626) 240-1986.
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Need a New Main Panel or a Sub Panel?
Are you unsure if you need to install a new breaker or a sub panel? Or an electrical upgrade? It can get confusing and the best way to explain it is to think of what the what the problem is first. Is your breaker old? Do you need more power in your home or business? If you are looking for an electrician to upgrade the electrical panel in Pasadena you can trust our team and contact us for FREE estimates.
Contrarily, if you need to distribute the power to get to an area further away from the breaker box than you are looking for a subpanel. It is important to note that a sub panel does not provide additional power to the system. If you have a place far away from the main circuit box the power may not get there as string. Having a sub panel can increase the ability to get electricity there. Whether you know what you want, or you are unsure of what you need, you can trust PRO Electrician Pasadena for honest recommendations and safe and affordable sub panel installation in Pasadena, Alhambra, and Arcadia.
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What is an Electrical Panel and a Sub Panel?
The power in your house or business is basically a network of connections and circuits. The service panel is the center of the circuit connecting it to your city’s electrical company. It is also called a circuit breaker box because it allows us to turn off and on parts of the circuit. A sub panel is like a mini power box. It just organizes a particular circuit, usually one further away from the main box and/or a circuit that needs more power due to high consumption appliances. It is common to see that in garages, upstairs levels, room additions, duplexes, etc. If you feel that is what you are looking for you can call our team for a safe and quick electrical sub panel installation in Pasadena.
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