Replacing or Upgrading Your Electrical Panel

Consider your electrical system to be the heart of your home. In humans, when the heart stops working, the body shuts down. The same is true with a faulty electrical system. When it’s not working properly, nothing electrical will function in your home. And worse yet, it can cause a fire.

Do I need to replace, upgrade or repair my electrical panel?

  • Do your lights flicker or randomly dim and then light back up?

  • Do your lights dim when a hair dryer or microwave is turned on?

  • Do you hear buzzing or crackling sounds from your light bulbs or outlets?

  • Do your fuses keep blowing and your circuit breaker keeps tripping?

  • Do you have an older home with a Federal Pacific Electric Panel or a Zinsco Panel?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact us. You may need an electrical panel upgrade. This is not a do it yourself project.

How much will it cost to upgrade my electrical panel?

Estimates vary depending on what the electrical contractor is willing to do. At Enhanced Electrical Services, our estimate includes:

  • Acquiring a permit

  • Removing all existing equipment

  • Installation of new equipment such as entrance cables and circuit breakers

  • Full clean-up of area

  • Post installation inspection

In the local Reno, NV and Sparks, NV area, homeowners usually can expect to spend between $850 and $1,500. The service is labor intensive as most boxes take 8-10 hours to install properly. Upgrading during a current renovation is ideal.

Why do an electrical panel upgrade?

Safety and efficiency are two big reasons our customers request an electrical panel upgrade. An air conditioner today uses more power than an entire home used 30 years ago. Modern technology requires power and more of it. Older homes were typically built with 100 amps while newer homes today have at least 200 amps. 

Amps refers to the electrical power an electrical panel can handle. Big screen TVs, surround sound systems, computers, microwaves, washers, dryers, refrigerators and an increase in high-tech gadgets can overwhelm your electrical system and be dangerous

If you choose to put your home on the market, it may not pass inspection and you’ll need to upgrade anyway. Why wait and put the safety of you, your family and your home at risk in the meantime?


Enhanced Electrical Services is the BEST!!!

This company is spot on providing quality electrical services.  Jim, the owner, met with me several times prior to replacing my home’s electrical service panel.  I greatly appreciated the fact that he did not push or give a hard sell for me to replace my service panel.  Instead, he merely encouraged me to “do your own research, and if you decide to make a change, give me a call and I’ll provide you with a quote.”  Once I called, he quickly provided me with a written quote outlining all the work that would be completed and a price for those services.  He was most helpful facilitating a time to make the changes that would work for both of us.  Glen was the installer for my project.  He was neat, efficient and extremely thorough in all aspects of the install.  Glen was most helpful identifying the new layout of the circuit breakers in the new panel as well as explaining why each circuit breaker was installed as it was.  Questions were answered completely and were eagerly accepted.  I never felt that my questions were a bother or an irritation to Glen or anyone associated with EES.  I cannot speak more highly regarding the employees (Jim, Glen, Robbie, Brittany) and the services that they provided.  I strongly recommend them for any electrical needs…residential, commercial, and industrial.

Richard C.

Contact Enhanced Electrical Services today for an honest, reliable quote.