Electrical Panel Upgrade & Replacement Service

Serving Magnolia, The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring & Tomball Areas

Anything that has to do with electricity in your Woodlands area home is a safety concern and an electrical panel upgrade is no different. Your electrical panel, circuit breaker or fuse box is the most important component of your electrical system because it organizes the electricity before distributing it throughout your home. It helps keep your lights on and your home appliances running that are plugged into your electrical outlets.  

Electrical Panel Upgrade

It is what takes the current you get from your electric company to your house and lowers it to the correct amount used by all of your electrical components throughout your home.

That being said, you will want to be sure that your electrical panel is up-to-date and operating properly.

The main cause of electrical fires are outdated electrical panels.

If your lights are flickering, you keep blowing fuses, or your fuses keep tripping you need to contact a licensed electrician to figure out what is causing these problems. Your electrical panel may not be functioning properly because of an electromagnetic interference, it may just be too old or it was not properly installed.

Common Questions about Electrical Panels and Circuit Breakers

  • Is my electrical panel in a safe location?

    One of the most common things we find in older homes is a panel that is located in a closet or utility room inside the home. Newer homes have the panel located outside on an exterior wall or in the garage (still easy access but safer).

  • Is your electrical or circuit breaker panel over 25 years old?

    If your home is over 25 years old your electrical panel probably needs to be replaced. GFCI and AFCI breakers were introduced in the early 2000s so if your electrical panel was installed before that GFCI breakers were not installed. Now they are written into our electrical codes and installed in all homes near The Woodlands. These type breakers protect your circuits from dangerous arcing and also from electrical shorts that are clearly causes of home fires and even worse electrocution. You would definitely want to consider upgrading to include these breakers.

  • Why do electrical panels need to be replaced? 

    You may need more power. Many older homes were built with only 50 to 150 amp panels. Now with newer codes requiring more electrical outlets per linear feet and so many additional appliances, those size panels will not be adequate. Upgrading to a 200 amp panel is the only answer.

  • How much does a circuit breaker replacement or electrical panel installation cost?

    The national average is somewhere between $3,500 and $4,500 depending on location and having it installed by a licensed electrician. These rates would be for doing it per code and by a licensed person with the warranties and guarantees you would want. Most municipalities would require a permit and inspection also.

Electrical Panel Repair 

There may be times when a licensed electrician can repair a breaker circuit box instead of having to replace it. A thorough electrical maintenance inspection or check-up is the first step to determine if you need a repair. Our electricians will determine whether your panel is a candidate for repair after they’ve had a chance to assess your current electrical panel system and your household energy demands.

Most of the time we will attempt to repair a breaker box wiring issue before recommending an electrical panel upgrade option. When determining if your electrical panel can be repaired or it should be replaced we will also consider the age of the electrical panel, reliability and overall safety concerns.

When your Magnolia area home needs a new electrical panel installed or an electrical panel repair, Bradbury Brothers has the experienced and licensed electricians that specialize in electrical panel services. 

Please remember that any electrical emergencies are potentially dangerous and should always be checked by a licensed electrician.  

Why Choose Us:

At Bradbury Brothers, we’ve always taken pride in our work. We always make sure you are satisfied with our work and that it meets our professional standards. No matter what your electrical issues are, big or small, we’re here to make sure that you and your family are always safe and comfortable.

The cost to install a new electrical panel varies and is heavily dependent on the amperage of the electrical panel you want to replace your old one with. The average range for electrical panel installation costs is $1,287-$1,707 with most homeowners paying around $1,475. However, electrical panel installation costs reach as low as $851 or as high as $4,000 depending on the specifics of the installation.

As with all electrical work, you should never attempt to replace an electrical panel yourself. Some of the reasons you should hire a professional to work on your electrical panel include:

  • Improper wiring can cause fires.
  • Licensed electricians have all of the tools and experience necessary for electrical work.
  • Your insurance may not cover the damages if you attempt electrical work yourself and it goes wrong.
  • Professionals are up-to-date on all of the codes and procedures.

Some of the signs you may need to start thinking about replacing your electrical panel include:

  • Your electrical panel is over 25 years old.
  • Breakers trip frequently.
  • The panel is hot to the touch.
  • The panel is rusted.
  • The panel is making noise.
Call Us For Electrical Panel Service: (281) 651-5484

We are located in Magnolia, TX and offer service near The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Tomball and all surrounding areas.