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An electrical panel upgrade is oftentimes a necessity in commercial establishments due to the rapid advancements in technology, and operational equipment. There are many businesses that operate with insufficient electrical wiring compared to the quantity of equipment, as well as the power needs.
The electrical panel channels electricity from the utility power lines to your business. Power flows through the panel into all major electrical branches, as well as smaller circuits and gets distributed to your equipment or devices. Both the safety and productivity of your business depend on the electrical panel.
Commercial electrical panels are regulated by the OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). A “dead front” is required on all panels, in order to protect people operating it from being exposed to live parts. This helps prevent electric shock.
Every business is different, therefore has unique electrical needs. However, in today’s technological era, most businesses use a wide range of electrical equipment or electronic devices.
This means your business might need specialty outlets or dedicated circuits in order to operate safely and efficiently. An electrical panel upgrade can be exactly what you need to ensure not only a smooth operation, but also compliance with the local safety codes.
Contact us today to discuss your commercial electrical needs and find out more about the benefits of a panel upgrade. Our commercial electricians have years of experience in electrical upgrades, whether it’s a simple update or a whole building renovation.
Penna Electric has licensed, certified commercial electricians who will perform thorough inspections of your electrical panels and circuit systems.
We are committed to provide not only the best electrical services in Los Angeles and the South Bay, but also affordable service. Our electricians will offer their professional recommendations for upgrading your panels, depending on your building’s specific electrical needs.
In addition to a commercial electrical panel upgrade, Penna Electric can also help with other essential electrical devices your business might need, such as surge suppressors, GFCI outlets, light switches, or ceiling fans. To learn more or get a free quote, contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions about a Commercial Electrical Panel Upgrade
Why do I need an electrical panel upgrade?
Because old electrical panels can cause a variety of problems for your business, not to mention the fact that lack of compliance can bring about expensive fines. Leaving that aside, the productivity of your business may suffer if you constantly have to deal with issues like flickering lights, constantly tripped breakers or fuses that blow, defective circuit breakers that cause shack or fire, melted electrical wires and so on. All of these pose a danger to your employees, your customers, as well as your property because they can result in fire and electrical shock.
How do I know when it’s time to upgrade?
There are several signs that could indicate your business is in need of an electrical panel upgrade, from crackling sounds coming from the electrical panel and signs of corrosion or rust on the breakers to overheating electrical service conductors.
However, even though you’re not experiencing any of those signs, there are circumstances that call for a panel upgrade, such as installation of new equipment which requires dedicated or speciality outlets. Another instance can be the panel being “recalled” or outdated, causing the breakers not to trip under an excessive load or even a dead short.
Also, if your computers don’t have a dedicated circuit, or you’re using multiple extension cords, then an update is called for. Any additions or renovations to your business may require an electrical panel upgrade, especially if you’re not on a 240 volt circuit already.
How much does an upgrade cost?
A main electrical panel upgrade cost can vary depending if the panel is being relocated or remaining in the same location. Generally, the price range is anywhere between $2,650 and $3,000. Commercial work in general is more expensive than residential. The panels are heavier duty due to the fact that they are usually under a higher load for a longer continuous time.
Penna Electric’s main focus is top quality workmanship at a fair price. All technicians are trained journeymen with many years of experience. We make sure all of our customers are happy with our service and installation.
Why should I choose Penna Electric?
Installation and maintenance of an upgraded electrical panel is complex electrical work and should only be performed by a licensed professional. Penna Electric has 13+ years of experience and our commercial electricians are licensed, bonded and insured.
We will make sure to recommend and install the right size service panel to meet your needs, as well as make sure all local planning permits and approvals are in order. Our electricians are always up to date with the current local and federal codes, which change quite frequently.