200 Amp Upgrades – Edmonton

Serving Leduc & Edmonton Area

It’s a familiar story we’ve all experienced, either first-hand or through a friend of a friend—the apartment or house has electrical quirks, such as not being able to run the stove and the washing machine at the same time. Maybe it’s the vacuum running at the same time as the dishwasher and TV that blows a fuse or trips a circuit breaker. While these anecdotes may be funny to listen to, the reality of an electrical system that doesn’t match your needs can be more of a headache than anything else.

The right amount of electrical supply to your home will not only provide you with stress-free everyday life, but it will set you up for the future. We have many machines, appliances, and electronic devices in our homes now, but that number will increase five or ten years from now. Do you imagine yourself owning an electric car someday? Will your family grow, creating a higher demand for devices? Do you have dreams of building yourself a home gym, recording studio, or home theatre? Extra amperage can make those dreams a reality. Here are five reasons why a 200-amp service can benefit you.

Meet Capacity Demand Today

If your home was built fifty or more years ago and there haven’t been any upgrades to the electrical system, your electrical panel may be struggling to keep up with the demands of your daily life. Think back to the time when your home was constructed. The machines, devices, and appliances were less sophisticated and numerous. Now, there is an electric version of almost anything. The standard appliances have become larger and more powerful, drawing at least 100 to 200 amps, not to mention the addition of wifi and smart systems.

Older homes that are more than 2,000 square feet and have electric heating, central air, or a central HVAC system will benefit from more power. A service upgrade is also beneficial if you’ve recently added modern appliances to your home and you can’t run two or more of them at the same time. Watch for some of the other common signs that your power supply isn’t enough, such as unexplained flickering lights, tripped circuit breakers, or minor electrical shocks at the outlet. If you experience any of these warning signs, call our knowledgeable electricians and ask about a panel upgrade.

Meet Power Demands of the Future

Have you recently purchased new electronic equipment or added additional appliances, such as a hot tub or dishwasher? Do you have plans to add other electrical appliances or equipment to your home? If you answered yes, you might want to consider upgrading your electrical supply. Even if you have enough electrical support for today, you’ll also want to be thinking about the future. Anyone who enjoys buying the latest technology, including home appliances, electronic entertainment systems, or even an electric car, your electrical system needs to have the power to support your purchases. Planning an upgrade to a 200-amp service gives you time to budget and save for the investment.

Build Your Dream Room

When most people think of renovating and improving their home, they imagine new paint colours, new kitchen cabinetry, and all the finishing touches. But what about the core electrical supply within your home? If your home has a 100-amp service, you can consider and explore potential upgrades. If your ideal space features new devices or appliances, you’ll also want to evaluate your current electrical system.

Upgrading to a 200 amp electrical system will help you make your dream room or rooms in your home possible. Whether you imagine a home with a personal gym with all the workout machines, a full-scale carpentry workshop, or you simply want Alexa to run throughout your home without problems. A stable electricity supply running through your circuits allows you to run all your gadgets without interruption.

Home Medical Systems

There are some necessary examples of when an electrical system upgrade can benefit your daily life that isn’t as glamorous as a home theatre system. Suppose you or someone in your family relies on one or more home medical devices, such as a ventilator, sleep apnea device, or a dialysis machine. In that case, you want to ensure your electrical system runs smoothly without interruptions. Depending on the size of your home and the other demands on your power supply, an upgrade to 200 amps might be what you need.

Home Safety

There are several safety benefits of upgrading to a 200 amp system. Does your home still have a fuse box? If so, you should seriously consider an upgrade. Fuse boxes are designed to melt when they overheat and require replacement. They also pose higher risks for electrical fires under the strain of modern appliances. With a powerful electrical supply, such as 200 amps that utilizes a breaker system, you can have confidence that all your devices can run without melting a fuse box or constantly tripping the circuit breakers.

How to Upgrade an Electrical Service Panel

Electrical work can be hazardous when you don’t know what you’re doing or don’t have access to the appropriate tools, especially when handling the power supply source for your entire home. Always hire a professional electrician to take care of your electrical service panel upgrades. Any upgrades to an electrical services panel requires the attention of our licensed electricians and the appropriate permits.

Book a 200 Amp Upgrade in Edmonton

If you’re looking to upgrade to 200-amp service or you’re thinking about an upgrade, contact Polar Electric Contracting. We’ve installed hundreds of electrical panel upgrades in the Edmonton area and are happy to answer all your questions.

Our licensed electricians can come out and assess your power needs offer any possible, affordable alternatives (such as adding circuits or replacing components). If a 200 amp upgrade is the right fit for your home, our electricians can upgrade your electrical panel safely and efficiently, so you can operate all the devices a modern house requires, stress-free.

Call us for all your service upgrades and emergency electrical needs.


Polar Electric
Alberta Certified Electricians – Licensed & Insured
Electrical Panel Service & Upgrades
587-985-6403
Serving Edmonton & Leduc
10+ Years Experience
A+ Rating on Better Business Bureau


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