- Posted by ACE Home Services
- On May 11, 2017
- Circuit Breaker, Circuits, Electrical Panel, Electrician, Wiring
Your circuit breaker is imperative to the performance and functionality of all your homes appliances; namely, your air conditioner won’t work. As a homeowner, you want to be sure that the electrical panels of your circuit breaker won’t put you or your family in danger by overloading a circuit or tripping any electrical wires. Unfortunately, many homes built between the 1950’s and the 1990’s have older breakers and panels that are not as reliable as current systems. A faulty circuit breaker can not only cause extensive electrical damage, but perpetuates the possibility of fires and electrocution. Faulty circuit breakers can also cause inconveniences by short-circuiting your appliances, requiring you to pay even more money when you hire an electrician to address the damages as a whole.
What Factors Effect the Cost of a New Circuit Breaker?
If your circuit breaker needs replacing, there are several things you should consider when estimating how much you can expect to pay. First, it depends on the number of circuits in your breaker system and any pre-existing conditions that affect the electrical wiring. In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $2,000 to replace a circuit breaker panel. In some instances, it has been reported that new panels have costed homeowners as much as $3,000. Keep in mind that these prices vary based on the individual panels and electrical needs of your home.
New Circuit Breaker Cost Breakdown
We do not suggest that you attempt to install a new circuit panel on your own. Circuit breakers require extensive electrical work and should be handed by a licensed electrician who is trained to safely install and replace panels.
This being said, the following are factors that can affect how much you will pay to replace your broken circuit breaker:
- Initial installation fees and cost to remove old panel
- Hiring an electrician to update all wiring and lighting to code
- The cost of the individual panel, in which prices vary based on size, placement, voltage, and range
- Installing additional meters, circuits, or sub-panels to support the new panel
- Drilling or carpentry required to support the new panel and its wiring
- Repairing existing wiring
- Improving conduit
- Eliminating split circuits
- Ensuring copper grounding
- Any additional enhancements
For HVAC Installations Call ACE
It’s important that you hire an electrician that is transparent with the services and prices they provide. ACE Home Services has the best HVAC electricians available, providing reliable service for over 20 years to all of our friends in the Phoenix area. Don’t let a faulty circuit breaker get you down. Call ACE today to receive superior service and get your home back in top condition. Schedule a service call today by calling (602) 483-6295.