Electrical Sub Panel Installation Service
Subpanels are added to a system for three common reasons: space, convenience, or efficiency. Subpanels are usually used to extend the wiring for multiple branch circuits to a specific area of a home or to a building at some distance away from the main panel. A garage, outbuilding, or a room addition might be a place to put a subpanel. Additionally, a subpanel may be required for those who have just purchased an electric vehicle and require a dedicated circuit for their new EV charger. The idea is to run a single set of feeder wires from the main panel to a subpanel, where the power will then be divided into multiple branch circuits serving that building or area of the house. The circuits running from the subpanel may power light circuits, outlet circuits, or appliance circuits—just like the main service panel.
Before you begin installing a subpanel in your home or request this service from your local electrical contractor, ask yourself if you really need one. Here we share some insight from our electricians as they give us reasons to install a subpanel in the home, which type of subpanel is recommended, and where you should put a subpanel.