Old, Original Electrical Services

posted on Mar 10th, 2011
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Old, Original Electrical Services

Thousands of older East Bay homes still have the original 90+ year old electric services. These are fused systems which are often limited to a maximum of 30 amps. These systems were designed for a home with a few lamps and maybe a radio. Times have changed. It may be time to upgrade the service to your new home. Your homeowner’s insurance company may mandate this updating before or soon after your purchase. A new, 100 or 125 amp system will likely cost about $2500. This does not include any wiring upgrades, just a new service panel.