Whether you just built a barn on your property and don’t have enough power for your equipment, or you have an outdated panel that is no longer UL listed, our licensed professionals will be able to help you determine whether a panel upgrade or replacement is necessary.
Some homeowners demand more of their home’s electricity than others. People with large-scale hobbies or work environments that involve car repair or rebuilding heavy woodworking, and even some electronics hobbies like amateur radio and high-end audio can require high-power circuits to run their equipment.
A common problem is the power drawn by a table saw motor when it first starts, dimming the lights and occasionally tripping the breaker as the demand peaks. This is more likely to happen on a 110v circuit and can affect the equipment in the home that is sensitive to the variations that are induced by the brief power draw that can cause a surge in the power. A power surge can cause damage to sensitive electronics, or even cause computers to reboot. A 220v circuit provides the power needed, and a separate circuit that helps keep regular life in the home unaffected.
Air compressors, welding equipment, and other shop equipment must also be considered when designing electrical circuits. Problems involving high power demand can be complicated by wiring issues, moisture, and other factors that change the electrical nature of the circuits.
Usually, there are two approaches to take: make changes until the problem appears fixed or use experience and knowledge to understand the problem and repair it at its source. At Robert Baxter Electric, we train our electricians to repair a problem at its source. We always recommend the safest, LEGAL, and most cost-effective solutions to electrical issues. Some treatments can be very costly depending on the nature of work needed to be done. At the end of the day, it is not our home, it is theirs.
Our electricians have extensive experience and innovative ideas. We’re ready to solve your electrical challenges and create new solutions for your needs.
When you want a project done with that extra insight that leads to success or has a challenge that you can’t get resolved, talk with us. Enjoy the results our skilled staff can provide.