Las Vegas Electrician - Electrical Service

Electrical Service Upgrades – Misconceptions and Facts

An electrical service upgrade is removing the existing electrical panel and its associated meter, and replacing it with a new electrical panel and meter.  This is usually done due to end-of-life for these products.  There are some different factors that would cause this to accelerate, such as a moist climate can cause rust to form prematurely.  An inferior brand name, such as Federal Pacific and certain Zinsco panels, were sold to the public with falsified tests showing that they were compliant with government standards when they were not.  Also, certain brand names now no longer exist due to being bought out by larger companies, and they phased out the company, such as Challenger.  To assess your electrical service, always use a Southern Nevada/Las Vegas based electrical contractor to see your existing conditions.