FAQs

Q?

What size electrical panel do I need?

A.

100 amps is the minimum in most states, although with all the new electronic devices (computers, printers and TVs), air conditioning and electric heat, we suggest 200 amps especially for new homes.

A new panel is not a job for an unlicensed person to attempt. In most cases it involves replacing everything up to and including the main panel.

Q?

How many outlets do I need?

A.

Electrical outlets must be installed in every kitchen, family room, dining room, living room, den, sunroom, bedroom, recreation room or area of dwelling units. Outlets must be installed so that no point along the floor line in any wall space is more than 6 feet measured horizontally, from an outlet in that space.

Usually outlets are placed around 18 inches above the floor. Switches are typically about 48 inches above the floor.