Sub Panel Installation

Electrical Sub-Panel Installations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake, VA

outside-electrical-panel-workEvery home has a main panel that receives power from the utility company and distributes it throughout the home through various circuits. When you need extra circuits or if you have outside buildings or if you have remote areas that need convenient power, it might be time to add a sub panel. Nipper Electric has been providing Virginia Beach trusted electrical contractor work and electrical services for 20 years. We will provide you with a panel to fit your electrical load and help you with all of your electrical needs.

What is a Sub Panel?

Sub panels are smaller electrical panels that carry power from the main panel to other areas of your home or office. These panels are extremely helpful for outside buildings, docks, or remote areas of your home. Examples of areas where sub panels are commonly used include:

  • dock-electrical-workDetached Garage
  • Docks
  • Outside Buildings
  • Barns
  • Workrooms
  • Decks
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Pool Houses

In these areas, a sub panel will provide easily accessible electrical power.

How Are Sub Panels Installed?

nipperelectric-working-on-panel-boxThe sub panel installation process is quite simple when done by an electrician you trust.

First, your meter box connects the electrical power supply from your electrical utility company to your main panel. Circuit wires run from your main panel to outlets and appliances throughout your home.

If you have outside buildings, basements, or attics, you might want to install a sub panel. From you sub panel you can add extra circuits or plug-in circuits that are too far away from your main panel.

Connecting the main panel to the sub panel involves simple wiring. Four separate wires are used to connect the sub-panel to the main panel. These wires, known as feeder wires are made up of two hot wires, a neutral wire, and a ground wire. The feeder wires run from a breaker in your main panel to the main breaker in your sub panel.

electrical-wire-testingAs you consider adding a sub panel, you will need to be sure your main panel can carry the load of your sub panel. Ask the experts at Nipper Electric for guidance on choosing the right sub panel for your home or office. We can carefully calculate your electrical usage and how many electrical amps you will need to power your sub panel properly.

Benefits of a Sub Panel

As more and more homes find they have an increasing amount of technology and increasing electrical demands, sub panels are becoming more and more popular. A sub panel installation can greatly benefit your home in the following ways:

  • 200 Amp Electrical panel-Breaker boxExtra Room for Circuits- Each main panel has a certain amount of spaces for circuits to attach to the panel. Once these spaces are full, you can either upgrade your panel or add a sub panel to create more room for more circuits.
  • Convenient Power- When it comes to remote areas of your home or outside buildings, a sub panel can make electrical connections very convenient. Wiring your detached garage with a sub panel, for instance, can allow you to quickly reset breakers or check problems without leaving the garage.
  • Cost Effective- Sub panels can also save you money and time. Since sub panels require fewer wires to connect to your main panel, they don’t take as long to connect and have fewer problems. Your trusted electrician at Nipper Electric can quickly and easily install a sub-panel to the main panel.
  • Fewer Voltage Drops- A sub panel also helps prevent voltage drops. Since the wire used to connect the circuits to the sub panel will be shorter and stronger, there will be fewer chances of disruption or damage.

Trusted Electrical Sub Panel Installations in Virginia Beach

Nipper Electric brings Virginia Beach trusted electrical services, including sub panel installations and detached garage electrical wiring. We provide honest, dependable work with reasonable pricing. Call us today at 757-842-1710 to get more information on sub panels or make an appointment online. We’ll have your home or office running faster than ever.