What size service do I install in my home? Most states call for 100 amps minimum, but with all the new electronic devices, air conditioning and electric heat, I would suggest 200 amps especially in new homes. This also gives you some space for future additions. This is not a job for an unlicensed person to attempt. In most cases it involves replacing everything from the service loop (this is the wire that extends from the top of your meter to the utility tie in up to and including the main panel. To install new 200 amp electrical upgrade. Panel type SQ-D 30-40 with 200 amp main Install new service entrance cable and meter. Install new ground to water meter and electrode.All work installed in compliance with all state and local electrical codes.
Depending on the layout of the house and the area upgrading to a 200 amp service could cost anywhere between $1,500 to 2,500 dollars. These are just rough estimates.
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Double taps or multiple taps in an electrical service panel indicate amateur electrical work
Most electrical service panel box connections are designed to hold one single conductor, only. No panel box should have more than one white-insulated neutral wire in a single hole on the grounding buss bar. Most electrical service panel boxes allow two or three bare grounding wires per hole but only one white-insulated wire on the neutral buss connection. Similarly, most breakers are designed to hold only a single hot wire (either black or red) (the exception is on especially marked Square D Breakers).
National Codes require that any breaker capable of accepting more than one wire, be clearly marked. A poor connection is possible if more than one wire is attached to a breaker, especially if the size of the wires is unequal. These “multiple taps” should be separated and each conductor should be provided with its own breaker connection, as necessary.
If the box has no room for another breaker or fuse and the existing circuits is overloaded by being connected to existing breakers or fuses, a sub-panel will need to be added. If the added sub-panel with its new load would overload the service entrance equipment or any of its conductors, then these will also have to be replaced.