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  • Had them install an outlet for a car charger, service was great and it looks perfect. Fast scheduling and up-front pricing as well, overall great experience.

    Nick Coddington Avatar Nick Coddington

    Had an excellent experience working with Dave and his team. Their team was extremely professional and was able to help with completing the necessary paperwork and calculations for installation of a Tesla car charger. The day of the installation went extremely smoothly and the electrician was able to install with no mess. Would highly recommend to anyone in the Naperville area who is looking to have a car charger installed. I would also use Dave and team for other electrical projects.

    Perrin Baker Avatar Perrin Baker

    Great service, got two lights fixtures on, and one of the light fixture needs new wiring, also install new light switch with good solution. The technician is very professional, polite, and detail. They clean all the debris. And when my home out of power, Dave also helped out.

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  • Very quick response. When I first called, I had several repairs needed, but my budget was limited. They were upfront about cost - No hidden fees. I had called other places, but no one else responded. When I texted Dave back that I would like just one ceiling light replacement, he quickly responded, asked for a picture of current fixture and then explained what to get at the hardware store. Two days later, Darius came and was very efficient and everything works! I am grateful for the quick response, since my elderly mother, who is legally blind, needs that hallway light. I want to add that Dave is very personable and has an honest work ethic. I cannot recommend his business enough.

    Cindy Blank Avatar Cindy Blank

    I had an outlet that had no power going to it for years. The electrician discovered that the wire connection going to the outlet was faulty and not the outlet. He fixed the wiring and I finally have a working outlet. He was very knowledgeable, polite and professional. I highly recommend this company. Dave is very responsive to his customers. Excellent customer service.

    Janice Kowalczyk Avatar Janice Kowalczyk

    I had originally called another electrician to run electricity for an above ground pool. The day I had water being delivered, the first electrician had a family emergency and was unable to complete the job. I immediately began scrambling to find another electrician and called Reliant Electrical. I explained my situation to Dave, and although they were busy, he rearranged his schedule to fit me in a few days later. Darius did the electrical and Bob hand trenched my yard, which was over 60 feet in 90 degree weather! Both were very professional and I passed my pool inspection with flying colors the next day. I will use Reliant Electrical again in the future!

    Kim W. Avatar Kim W.
  • Quality work and good price. Dave provided good communication on work dates and arrival times. The work was professional and of the highest quality. I would definitely recommend calling Reliant Electrical.

    Ryan Galliher Avatar Ryan Galliher

    Dan was great… quickly solved problem…. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable…. Reliant is our “go to” electric service.

    Steffanie Malmquist Avatar Steffanie Malmquist

    I have been using Reliant for several jobs and they are wonderful!

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  • Reliant Electrical quoted the scope of work (new 100 amp sub panel in basement) and had it scheduled within a day of me contacting them at a competitive price. The technician showed up on time and showed professionalism with his install. Reliant checks all the boxes you could ask from an electrical sub-contractor: prompt and reliable communication, on schedule, on budget, quality work.

    John Little Avatar John Little

    Great service. Responded within an hour for a quote and had an electrician out in less than 24 hours. Great and clean work. Very good communication. Highly recommend.

    Joe Kotlarz Avatar Joe Kotlarz

    They came out to replace a broken light fixture. The technician came even earlier than expected - they called first - did the job quickly and completely.

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  • I contacted Reliant because I had a problem with some circuit breakers not working. I spoke with Dave and after explaining my problem his response was OK let me see how we can get this fixed today. I will call you back. He did and scheduled a Technician early afternoon. The Technician arrived on time. He was a polite man with a positive attitude. He did only the work that was needed and did not try to "sell me more" than what was needed. The repair was completed in less than an hour. If I need Electrical repair work in the future I will call Reliant

    Tom Schneider Avatar Tom Schneider

    Used Reliant several months ago and they did a great job! Dave was responsive and transparent to deal with and the electrician did great work. Very satisfied and will use them again.

    Otto N Avatar Otto N

    AWESOME ELECTRICIAN FIVE STARS!!! I can not say enough about how great our experience was with Reliant. We called them out after the storms took down our power and we were without electricity to our entire house! I can’t believe how fast they were able to get over to our house to restore power and they were very reasonably priced compared to others we called. My wife and I work from home so we needed our internet and they saved the day. We could not be happier and will definitely be recommending them!

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  • I called Reliant and talked to Dave for a quote installing recessed lights last week. He gave a fair quote and patienly answered all my questions. Today the recessed lights were installed. They did a great job. Highly recommend this company.

    Amo Cenare Avatar Amo Cenare

    Called Reliant yesterday about the lights no longer working in one of our bathrooms - a problem since everyone is now in the house all the time with the current "shelter in place" rules in effect. An electrician was at our house this morning at 8:00am and had the problem fixed before 9:00am - couldn't be more pleased both with the service delivered by Reliant and with the fact that the bathroom now has functional lighting again. Thank you!

    James Oakley Avatar James Oakley

    Wonderful electricians! They tell you everything you need to know and provide quality service all around. I highly recommend them for your next project involving electrical work.

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  • Technician from Reliant came out and fixed all the outlets that were causing problems. They all work again. Nice work!

    Marylou Poppelman Avatar Marylou Poppelman

    Dave and his team were great they installed dedicated outlet for my pool filter, they arrived on time and finished the job promptly sooner than they thought also the materials and workmanship were top notch will call them for any electric needs in future.

    T D Avatar T D

    Electrician arrived at designated time finished the work within the estimated time and was professional. Price and communication was good. Thanks.

    Eric Dizon Avatar Eric Dizon
  • Dave was a pleasure to work with... he replaced our circuit breaker box. Quality work at a fair price. Very responsive too! Thanks Dave!!

    Patty Smith Avatar Patty Smith

    Dave was very professional and I plan to use him in the future. He was able to diagnose the issue and make the repair within a handful of minutes. After presenting him with a few other electrical tasks to be quoted out, he went ahead and completed two of them with the remaining time I was being charged for. This was a great customer experience.

    Robert Profita Avatar Robert Profita

    Great customer service. Dave texted and called before coming. I had a new electrical outlet installed. He reviewed my options for installation. He also reviewed his work with me upon completion. Outlet installation was completed within quoted time and for amount quoted on the telephone. Will definitely use Reliant Electrical again.

    Jeff Nichols Avatar Jeff Nichols
  • I found Reliant Electrical on Google search results and hired them to change ceiling fans in my house. They did a great job and were clean and courteous. I really liked the owner, Dave. I definitely plan on using them in the future. Thanks Reliant!

    Annie Gomez Avatar Annie Gomez

    Dave was able to fix some electrical issues in our basement. Not only did he do a fantastic job but he was able to get in and out within a day of when I called him. We will be needing more electrical work done in the near future and will be using Dave. i would recommend him to everyone!

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We can assist you with your electrical service panel upgrades in the Naperville area

Reliant Naperville Electrician can perform an electrical service panel upgrade for your home when you need a quality licensed electrician in the Aurora, Naperville, and surrounding areas.

The main service panel can be considered the backbone of modern homes, offices, and commercial properties’ electrical systems.

The Electrical Service panel is where all the electricity for these properties is controlled.

If you are in need of an electrical service panel upgrade typically this means that you need additional power capacity for a “modernization” of your property.

There are hundreds of factors that can determine the cost of an electrical service panel upgrade.

Reliant Electrical contractors of Naperville can not only help you with your Electrical Service Panel Upgrade but can also help you determine the considerations that factor into the cost.

Please feel free to contact us today for your free estimate!

How much does an Electrical Service Panel Upgrade Cost in Naperville IL?

Reliant Naperville Electrician can help provide you with the most affordable the quality price for an Electrical Service Panel Upgrade. But first, we need to know a little more about your upgrade. There are a few questions we will need to ask in order to provide the best solution for your specific needs.

Breakers Replaced

If your breaker panel is outdated it may need to be replaced.

Often times an outdated breaker panel is an electrical safety hazard.

When an overload happens and the breaker is supposed to tip and it doesn’t it could lead to overheating and fire.

We can evaluate your main service panel to determine if it can be repaired or if it should be changed out.

If you need a breaker replaced it should be of the type that is UL listed for that specific service panel.

Some breakers are not produced any longer in which case alternative solutions will be necessary.

Contact us today to find out how we can help!

Is your upgrade for functional or financial reasons?

Modern homes come equipped with devices that need more and more electricity, like your Electric Car Charger, Hot tub, your many computers, or even your new devices like a refrigerator that has computer screens on them.

In the tech world, they call this the Internet of Things… which means that your common home goods might have an internet connection and will thus need electricity.

Just think, your couch might be connected to the IoT to measure how much you sit and your weight… which ultimately will need electricity.

So upgrading your panel might not only serve your immediate needs for electricity but your future needs or add value to the resale of your home.

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How to tell if your Electrical Service Panel is in need of an immediate upgrade, your devices might do the following:

  • Any sign of an electrical safety hazard
  • Flickering lights
  • Buzzing
  • Crackling sound
  • Blown fuse
  • Build up of heat
  • Irregular electrical behavior

When considering an electrical service panel upgrade and looking for the cost associated then you need to consider the following.

First is the labor cost associated with the installation of your upgraded panel.

This can take up to 8 to 10 hours and will need a licensed electrician to perform the work.

Next are the material costs which depend on the type of panel purchased and any additional functions your property might need.

Last, there might be some additional costs like old wiring, old outlets, outdated fixtures, or even damaged electrical circuits.

Choose the right Electrical Service Panel Upgrade Electrician in Naperville

If you decided it is time for an upgrade, then consider the experts at Reliant Naperville Electrician.

Reliant is a licensed and bonded electrician that has over 23 years of experience.

We look forward to helping you with your electrical service panel upgrade in Naperville today!
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Breaker Panel Installation and Replacements

A breaker panel, also known as an electrical service panel or fuse box, is a crucial component of a home’s electrical system, controlling the flow of electricity to different circuits. Over time, breaker panels can become outdated, damaged, or undersized, increasing the risk of electrical hazards and preventing your home from safely accommodating modern appliances and energy demands.

Outdated Breaker Panels

Outdated breaker panels, typically older than 30 years, may contain outdated technology or have worn-out components that can malfunction, causing power surges, tripping breakers unnecessarily, or even overheating and starting fires. These issues can disrupt your daily life, damage electrical appliances, and pose a significant safety threat.

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Undersized Breaker Panels

If your home’s electrical needs have grown beyond what your breaker panel can handle, it’s considered undersized. If you are looking to add an Electric Car Charger or Hot Tub wiring this can add a large load to the existing electrical service. If your Main Breaker Panel is undersized this can lead to frequent circuit overloads, causing breakers to trip frequently and preventing the use of multiple high-power appliances simultaneously. In severe cases, an overloaded panel can damage wiring and cause overheating or even fires.

Service Upgrades

An electrical service upgrade refers to the process of enhancing the capacity of your home’s electrical system to accommodate increased power demands. This may involve increasing the amperage of the electrical service, upgrading the wiring components, or replacing the service entrance equipment.

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Reasons for Electrical Service Upgrades

There are several reasons why you may need to have your electrical service upgraded:

  • Increased Power Demands: As your household grows and you add more appliances, electronics, and other energy-consuming devices, your existing electrical service may not be able to handle the increased load. This can lead to frequent tripping of circuit breakers, flickering lights, and potential electrical hazards.
  • Older Electrical System: Older homes often have outdated electrical systems with lower amperage ratings. This can limit your ability to install new appliances, add new circuits, or run multiple high-power devices simultaneously.
  • Outdated Wiring Components: Over time, electrical wiring can deteriorate or become damaged, leading to potential hazards and reduced electrical capacity. Upgrading the wiring components can ensure a safer and more efficient electrical system.
  • Future Expansion Plans: If you plan to renovate your home, add a new room, or install a pool or spa, you may need to upgrade your electrical service to accommodate the additional load.
  • New Appliances and Electronics: Today’s appliances and electronics are often more energy-efficient but still require a significant amount of power. Upgrading your electrical service can ensure that you have the capacity to operate these devices without overloading the system.

Benefits of Electrical Service Upgrades

Replacing old or undersized electrical systems can provide several benefits:

  • Reduced Electrical Hazards: Upgrading your electrical service can help to eliminate potential electrical hazards such as overloading, arcing, and overheating, reducing the risk of fires and electrical shocks.
  • Improved Power Reliability: A properly upgraded electrical system can handle increased power demands without tripping breakers or causing flickering lights, providing more stable and reliable power.
  • Increased Appliance Compatibility: An upgraded electrical system can accommodate modern appliances and electronics, allowing you to enjoy the latest technologies without worrying about overloading the circuit.
  • Future-Proofing Your Home: Upgrading your electrical service can prepare your home for future expansion plans, allowing you to add new appliances, renovate rooms, or install energy-efficient technologies without encountering capacity limitations.

When to Consider an Electrical Service Upgrade

Consider having your electrical service upgraded if you experience any of the following:

  • Frequent Circuit Breaker Trips: If your circuit breakers trip frequently, especially when you turn on high-power appliances, it may indicate an overloaded electrical system.
  • Flickering Lights: Flickering lights are a sign that your electrical system is struggling to handle the current load. An upgrade may be necessary to provide a stable power supply.
  • Old Service Entrance Equipment: If your home’s service entrance equipment, such as the meter, weatherhead, or service cable, is older than 20 years, it may be outdated and need to be replaced.
  • Planning to Add New Appliances or Electronics: If you’re planning to add new appliances or electronics that consume a significant amount of power, an upgrade may be necessary to ensure they can operate safely.
  • Renovating Your Home: Renovations that involve adding new circuits, running new wiring, or installing energy-efficient appliances may require an upgrade to the overall electrical system.

Consulting a Licensed Electrician

It is crucial to consult a licensed electrician to assess your home’s electrical needs and determine if an upgrade is necessary. They will evaluate your existing system, identify potential issues, and recommend the appropriate upgrades to ensure your home’s electrical system is safe, efficient, and up to code.

Replacing a Breaker Panel

Replacing an outdated or undersized breaker panel is a complex task that should only be performed by a licensed electrician. The process involves:

  1. Preparation: The electrician will assess the existing panel, check for any potential damage or safety hazards, and determine the appropriate size and type of new panel.
  2. Disconnection and Removal: The old panel will be carefully disconnected from the power source and removed from the electrical service entrance.
  3. Wiring Installation: The new panel will be installed in the same location, and new wiring will be connected to the incoming power source and the existing circuits.
  4. Breaker Installation: Individual circuit breakers will be installed in the panel, matching the amperage rating of the circuits they control.
  5. Testing and Inspection: The electrician will rigorously test the new panel to ensure proper operation and electrical safety.

Why You Need a Licensed Electrician

Replacing a breaker panel involves working with high-voltage electricity and complex wiring systems. Attempting to do it yourself without proper training and experience can lead to serious electrical hazards, including:

  1. Electrical Shock: Contact with exposed wires or energized components can cause severe electrical shock, potentially leading to burns, nerve damage, or even death.
  2. Fires: Improper wiring connections or damaged components can cause overheating, sparking, and fires.
  3. Damage to Appliances: Faulty electrical connections can damage sensitive electrical appliances, leading to costly repairs or replacement.
  4. Insurance Issues: Failure to maintain a properly functioning electrical system may result in insurance coverage issues in case of electrical-related damage or fires.

A licensed electrician has the expertise, training, and tools to safely and effectively replace your breaker panel, ensuring that your home’s electrical system is up to date, safe, and able to meet your current and future energy needs.

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Federal Pacific Breaker Panels can be a Fire and Safety hazard. Reliant Naperville Electrician can replace and repair these.

If you have a Federal Pacific service panel or a Challenger or Zinsco Breaker panel you should consider replacing this in a timely manner.

These service panels are considered a known fire and safety hazard.

They can overheat under fault or overload conditions and cause mechanical failure.

When this happens it can cause a fire in the home or other electrical hazards to occupants.

For more information on costs and replacement options contact us for a free estimate.

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Check out some Frequently Asked Questions about Breaker Panel Replacements below:

By working with a licensed electrician, you can ensure that your breaker panel replacement is done safely and effectively, providing you with peace of mind and protecting your home from electrical hazards.

Why should I consider replacing my breaker panel?

Age: Breaker panels typically have a lifespan of 20-40 years. If your panel is older than this, it may be outdated and no longer meet current safety standards.
Damage: If your panel has been damaged by water, fire, or rodents, it should be replaced. Damaged panels can pose a serious safety hazard.
Capacity: If your panel is frequently overloaded or tripping breakers, it may be undersized and need to be replaced with a larger panel

What are the signs that my breaker panel needs to be replaced?

Some common signs that your breaker panel needs to be replaced include:
Frequent circuit breakers tripping
Flickering lights
Burning smell from the panel
Visible damage to the panel
Age of the panel (over 20-40 years old)

Why is it important to hire a licensed electrician to replace my breaker panel?

Replacing a breaker panel is a complex and dangerous task that should only be performed by a licensed electrician. Electricians have the training, experience, and tools to safely replace breaker panels and ensure that your electrical system is up to code.

What are the benefits of replacing my breaker panel?

Replacing your breaker panel can provide several benefits, including:
Improved safety: A new panel will meet current safety standards and reduce the risk of electrical hazards.
Increased capacity: A larger panel can accommodate your home’s current and future energy needs.
Peace of mind: Knowing that your electrical system is in good condition will give you peace of mind.

How much does it cost to replace a breaker panel?

The cost of replacing a breaker panel will vary depending on the size and type of panel, and the complexity of the installation. However, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 for a professional breaker panel replacement.

How long does it take to replace a breaker panel?

A professional breaker panel replacement typically takes 4-8 hours to complete. However, the exact time will depend on the complexity of the job.

What should I do to prepare for a breaker panel replacement?

Before your electrician arrives, you should:
Make arrangements for alternative power if necessary.
Clear the area around the panel so the electrician can work safely.
Let your electrician know if you have any questions or concerns.