Electrical Wiring Specialists Edmond OK

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A to Z Electric
(405) 445-3080
2500 Thomas Drive
Edman, OK
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Current special
$149 panel tune-up. We make sure everything is working properly and tighen everything up
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Circuits & Wiring, Electrical Inspections, Electricians, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services, Voltage Conversion

Faith Electric
(405) 341-0341
6712 N Coltrane Road
Edmond, OK
Building Remodeling & Repair Contractors, Electric Contractors Residential, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers, Signs Wholesale & Manufacturers
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MasterCard, Discover, Guardian, VISA

Mc Bride Electric
(405) 848-4611
6420 Broadway Extension
Oklahoma City, OK
Electric Contractors Residential, Computer Cable & Wire Installation, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers
Generators, Lighting, Security Systems, Security Lighting, Ceiling Fans,

Oklahoma Electrical Supply CO
(405) 525-9900
4901 N Sewell Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
Electric Contractors Residential, Computers & Equipment Installation

Mister Sparky
(405) 735-9303
Oklahoma City, OK
Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors, Heating Contractors, Electronic Equipment & Supplies Service & Repair, Electric Contractors

Electrify Oklahoma
(405) 633-1901
4133 NW 54th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Circuits & Wiring, Commercial Electrical Services, Electric Safety & Protection, Electrical Inspections, Electricians, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services, Voltage Conversion

Pro-Tech Electrical Technologies Inc
(405) 748-3330
13124 Cedar Springs Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Electric Contractors, Electric Contractors Commercial & Industrial, Telecommunications Equipment Service & Repair, Fire Alarm Sales & Service

Joyous Sound A/V Installation
(405) 513-7783
7116 Northwest 117Th Terrace
Oklahoma City, OK

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Heartland Electric
(405) 919-4981
Oklahoma City, OK
Electronic Equipment & Supplies Service & Repair, Electric Contractors
24 Hours Service
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, Discover, VISA

AAAA Electric-Tech 24 7
(405) 795-1766
Oklahoma City, OK
Electric Contractors Residential, Electric Equipment Service & Repair
24 Hours 7 Days

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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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