200 amp Panel will be considered as scope for your electrical panel project
200 amp Panel
This project involves upgrading an existing panel to new 200-amp service, which is typically the minimum size recommended for average-sized modern homes. Estimated cost includes labor and materials. Fork-electrical socket prevention not included.
What is the average cost to upgrade
The average cost to upgrade or change electrical panels ranges from
$1,300 to $3,000. Homeowners can expect to pay an average cost of $1,150 for a 200 amp panel, which
is the required minimum standard.
Upgrading an existing panel to 200 amps costs between $850 and $1,150. In the
majority of older homes, circuit breaker panels are 100 amps. That is simply not enough.
Upgrading a panel from 200 to 400 amps, which is generally done in very large
luxury homes, ranges between $2,000 and $4,000.
Typically, the material cost of the electric panel itself is about $300 to
How do upgrading electrical panels costs vary?
Your overall electrical panel cost takes a number of factors into
account, including the scope of renovation, the kind of electrical wiring required, the cost of
hiring a licensed electrician and carpenter, the cost of a new panel or sub panels connecting to
power lines, material costs, your zip code, local labor costs and the finishing details – to name
(more than) a few.
Check the table below to understand the varying cost to upgrade electrical
panel to 200 amps in different cities.
Why should you estimate the cost to replace
An electrical panel upgrade can easily add value to your home by providing the
additional amps and circuits needed for living life.
Modern households depend on electrical energy a lot. If you consider the average
kitchen, with all its appliances and small electrical devices, this room alone would require an
abundance of both 220-volt and standard 120-volt outlets. That makes upgraded electrical panels the need
of the hour.
Outdated electrical panels in older homes can be a safety hazard. You don’t want
your old panels to corrode or overheat, causing a fire or damage to your internal wiring. And they may
lack a main circuit breaker. Furthermore, your archaic home electrical system may not be able to handle
the electrical load of modern appliances – forcing them to run on less-than-full power and decreasing
If you frequently witness blown fuses, crackling sounds from your panel box, or a
lack of grounded (GFCI) outlets in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom, it’s time for an upgrade.
Upgrading an electrical panel can cost you a lot more if you don’t plan your home
improvement well. Acquiring a free estimate will help you create a realistic budget, do the right
groundwork, and use the right methods and materials.
Naturally, you have to know the approximate cost to calculate what you can afford
to spend. It’s also the best way to ensure that you don’t stumble across any unwelcome surprises during
the execution of your project.
How does Kukun’s electrical panel upgrade estimator help
Getting an estimate through Kukun’s electrical panel upgrade cost estimator is
easy. Just follow the steps below to get your custom, personalized total cost in minutes!
1. Enter the type or remodel by selecting 200 amp panel
200 amp panel: This project involves upgrading an existing panel to a new 200-amp
service witness the minimum amperage recommended for average-sized modern homes. This estimated cost
includes labor and materials. It does not include fork electrical socket prevention.
2. Enter your property details
Enter the full address to get ROI /recoup value of your house or just give zipcode
to get just the renovation cost estimate.
And there you go! The cost to upgrade your electrical panel is ready!
With this estimate, you can analyze your finance options or hire a professional or a
local utility company to get started on the work right away.
And, there’s more good news. We are happy to offer you options for professional
remodeling contractors who have worked in your neighborhood and who have been vetted by your neighbors.
You can explore each contractor's profile, check out their online reviews, and view
all their previous permits before hiring them.
The best way to upgrade your electrical panel? Always plan ahead
It's important to plan upgrading your electrical panels well in advance. It will
ensure that your contractor is well-prepared to do the job correctly and safely.
Here are some tips to make the process easy and quick:
Set a realistic home remodeling budget. Always include leeway for some
surprise costs. Experts advise adding 20% extra to your existing budget.
Work with expert electricians or electrical company. This is NOT a DIY
Obtain a permit from the local building department.
Be aware about your electrical issues. These could mean replacing faulty
wiring or your existing electrical service, or installing high-amperage circuit breakers.
Establish the size of the new electrical panel and the number of circuits
Get all the necessary materials and tools.
Choose quality wiring or structured wiring that consists of cables that enable
the latest features in your electrical devices.
Note that structured wiring will also increase the value of your home.
Be prepared on the scheduled day. The utility company will disconnect the
power for the upgrade work.
An electrical panel upgrade usually takes 4 to 8 hours and can be done any
time of the year.
Upgrading the main electrical service of your house will significantly improve
your electrical system and increase the capacity of the circuits.
Get a guarantee as well as a written contract from your contractor. The
document should detail the complete schedule and payment details.
These steps will help you avoid unexpected hassles and issues, and make your
electrical panel upgrade smooth and safe. FYI: Upgraded electrical service panels are an important
consideration for potential home buyers, so never delay getting it done.