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Electrical Wiring Specialists Chalmette LA

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M K Electric - St. Bernard
(504) 276-5483
Chalmette, LA
Services
Electric Contractors, Electric Motor Dealers
Products
Generators, Generator, Fuses To Breakers

AAA Lfx - Low Voltage System, Fiber Optics, Door Closures, Cameras, Burglar Alarms, Data Cabling
(504) 241-9904
New Orleans, LA
Services
Electric Contractors, Closed Circuit Television Equipment & Security Systems, Door Closers & Checks, Computer Cable & Wire Installation, Insulated Wire & Cable
Products
Locks, Door Closers, Intercom Systems, Antique Locks, Sales & Service,

C.J. Electric LLC
(504) 669-0808
141 Robert E Lee Blvd%2C Ste 131
New Orleans, LA
Services
Electric Contractors, Electric Panels & Switchboards, Electric Fuses, Electric Switches, Electric Wire Harnesses
Hours
Mon 07: 00 AM-02: 00 PM
Tue 07: 00 AM-02: 00 PM
Wed 07: 00 AM-02: 00 PM


M K Electric Man
(504) 276-5483
2213 Bayou Road
Saint Bernard, LA
Services
Electric Contractors Residential, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
24 Hours Service
Products
Generators, Fully Insured, Restaurants, Controls, Generator,

G'Sell Electric
(504) 416-9399
3452 Caminada Drive
Marrero, LA
Services
Electric Contractors Residential, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers

Bellande & Sons Electric Inc
(504) 279-6921
421 W Genie Street%2C %23 B
Chalmette, LA
Services
Electric Contractors Residential, Lighting Fixtures Repair Maintenance & Installation, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers
Payment Options
MasterCard, Licensed & Insured, Licensed Insured, VISA

Jack's Electric Service Inc
(504) 581-4408
324 S Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA
Services
Electric Contractors Residential, Circuit Breakers, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Graci Hart Electric
(504) 832-7997
1720 Orpheum Avenue
Metairie, LA
Services
Electric Contractors Residential, Lighting Fixtures Repair Maintenance & Installation, Neon Signs, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers, Signs Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
24 Hours/7 Days
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard

Gary's Electric-Jefferson Inc
(504) 382-5189
524 Tucker Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Services
Electric Contractors Residential, Electric Equipment Service & Repair
Payment Options
Licensed & Insured

Mk Electric Man
(985) 882-4001
29309 Dinkins Dr.
Lacombe, LA

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Upgrading Residential Electrical Service

Does my electrical service have fuses or circuit breakers?

It wasn't until the 1960's that circuit breakers became the standard for electrical service panels - before that all electrical panels contained screw and cartridge type fuses.

The way an electrical panel is made is the same regardless whether the panel uses fuses or circuit breakers. Fuses have taken a bad rap only because of the ease in which a fuse of one size can be replaced with a larger fuse. For example if a 15 amp fuse blows frequently a 20 amp fuse can be used to eliminate the nuisance of having to change the fuse so often. When a 20 amp fuse is inserted where a 15 amp was the current carrying capacity of the circuit is increased by 33% without any regard to the wire size. Remember that the fuse is rated according to the wire size - that is worth repeating a little louder - THE FUSE IS RATED ACCORDING TO THE WIRE SIZE. Because is it so easy to insert a 20 or even 30 amp fuse in to a 15 amp circuit, fuse panels have become an electrical hazard.

When a house is inspected for resale many insurance companies require a fuse panel to be replaced by a circuit breaker panel before the sale is complete. If the current service contains fuses it is probably worth the investment to upgrade the service from fuses to circuit breakers.

Upgrading the service to circuit breakers does not mean the amperage has to be increased. It is OK to change out a 100 amp fuse panel with a 100 amp circuit breaker panel. Just because the service is changing to circuit breakers does not mean the amperage coming in to the house must be increased to 200 amps.

This leads to the next question.

What size amperage is the existing service?

An electrical service is measured in amps with the standards being 100, 150 and 200 for a typical home. Amperage is like the size of the water pipe that feeds a residence - the bigger the pipe the more water that can be delivered. Don't confuse service voltage with service amperage - service voltage comes in one variety 220/240, more on that later. If the home has a 100 amp service and there are no plans to add more electrical stuff (an addition, hot water heater, air conditioning, electrical heater and etc.) then why increase the size of the service. Unless you just want to keep up with Tim the tool man that lives next door who had his service increased to 200 amps - the present 100 amps that supplies the family with all the electrical comforts they need ...

is a question homeowners ask frequently. An upgrade of an electrical service typically involves an older residence with service size of 100 amps or less and the homeowner is deciding whether to increase the amperage to 200. Depending on what part of the country the residence is the cost of the job could be as high as $2000 which makes the homeowner question the need for such an investment. The following questions should be answered before deciding whether or not to upgrade the service.

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