Your Dutchess County, NY Electrician – Master Electrical License & Fully Insured Electrician in the State of  New York

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KWD Electric, Inc.

Upper and Mid-Hudson Valley

Dutchess County, New York

948 Wolcott Ave.

Beacon NY 12508

Phone: 845-224-5599

info@nyelectricalservice.com

http://www.kwdelectric.com

http://www.nyelectricalservice.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located in Dutchess County, NY and Servicing East Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Orange County and the Mid to Upper Hudson Valley for all your electrical contracting needs.

 

 

 

Electrical Service Upgrades

 

 Because of the complexities of installing new services, you’ll definitely want to have KWD Electrical make a professional  assessment of the property including square footage of the building,  service voltage and load requirements (size of air conditioners, heat pumps, water heaters and other major load information available). Those factors are considered in determining what kind of service is required. Installation of a new service is a complicated process.  “Your contractor has to have more than simply electrical knowledge. He has to understand the city code, pulling permits, the requirements to secure the work area, the inspection regulations, and a multitude of other factors that can go into new service installation.”

Old style distribution panels, those with screw-in fuses are generally considered fire hazards. The contact between the base of the fuse and the buss bar oxidizes or charcoals from poor contact. In order for the current to continue to flow heat is generated. In many areas, insurance companies will not renew homeowner insurance if the home is equipped with an electrical distribution panel that has screw-in fuses. Twenty years ago the average new home was equipped with a 100 amp electrical service and some of them used the latest in technology, circuit breakers.

 

North American’s are electrical power hungry. Today our air conditioning systems take more power than an entire home did 30 years ago. A kitchen, in a new home, will usually be equipped with a number of receptacles capable of supplying more than 60 amps just to counter top appliances.

 

Adding receptacles does not increase the available power if they are looped from other receptacles. To get more power to a location the circuit should run directly from the distribution panel.

 

Now the average home is equipped with a 200 amp electrical service with a distribution panel handling up to 40, 15amp circuit breakers serving the electrical needs of the home.

 

If your current electrical service to your home is less than 200 amps, and/or if it has a distribution panel that uses screw in fuses, you should consider replacing it as a top priority in any major renovation project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Dutchess County, NY Electrician – Master Electrical License & Fully Insured Electrician in the State of  New York

Upper and Mid-Hudson Valley | Dutchess County | Poughkeepsie | East Fishkill | Hopewell Junction | Fishkill | Wappingers Falls | Village of Wappingers | Lagrangville | Stormville | Beekman | Wiccoppee | Newburgh | Verbank | Hyde Park | Pleasant Valley | Catskill | Windham | Green County | Orange County | Putnam County | Poughquag | Pawling | Beacon | Newburgh | Wallkill | Coldspring | Garrison | New Windsor

Dutchess County  | Putnam County | Orange County | Greene County