Service Calculations

Residential service calculations are important for the safety and function of your home electrical system. When remodeling or adding new appliances, it’s a good idea to have your electrician calculate the added load to ensure you won’t be over the limit, causing excess heat in your panel leading to failure or tripping of the main.

Getting a new Tesla or Nissan Bolt? Excited about the new VW ID.4 or Mustang Mach-E? You’ll want a qualified electrician to not only install an EV charger, but also make sure your system has enough bandwidth to handle it.

The National Electrical Code allows for many common sense deductions when sizing wire to feed your home. Sure, it’s unlikely you’ll run every burner on the stove top, bake a cake, run the dryer, start up the dishwasher, turn on every single light, and run your mini-split full blast on a 100 degree day… BUT, when you start adding in high draw items like EV chargers, overloads become very realistic and can compromise the wire that interfaces your home with the utility provider.

With more homes going electric with dryers, ranges, hot water, and HVAC, you may need to increase to 200 or 400 amps depending on the footprint of your home. Often when doing renovations, the local inspector will ask to see the service calculation, and we provide that along with our quality workmanship.

When you hire Abbott Electrical Contractors, you can count on us to provide the information and products that will keep your home safe.