Are you considering upgrading from a 100Amp electrical panel to a 200Amp electrical panel?

As technology advances and our reliance on electrical appliances increases, so does our electricity demand. That’s where an electrical panel upgrade comes into play, particularly upgrading from a 100Amp panel to a 200Amp panel.


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At Exquisite Electric, we work hard to be the only master electricians you’ll ever need. And when it comes to electrical panel upgrades, we are your Calgary, Okotoks, and area electrical panel upgrade experts! 

So in this guide, we discuss the steps and benefits of upgrading from a 100Amp electrical panel to a 200Amp electrical panel.

Main Points:

  • Upgrading from a 100Amp electrical panel to a 200Amp panel allows you to meet increased demand from appliances and tech.


  • Signs that indicate the need for an upgrade include frequent circuit breaker trips, flickering lights, power outages, sparks, and unusual noises from the panel.


  • The upgrade process involves contacting a trusted local electrician, understanding panel options and the upgrade process, and contacting the energy provider for information on service upgrade processes and requirements.


  • Benefits of upgrading to a 200Amp panel include an up-to-date and capable electrical system, reduced risk of electrical fires, and increased market value of the home.


  • Upgrading to a 200Amp panel is a complex job that requires professional expertise and should not be done as a DIY project.


  • Upgrading your electrical panel equips the home for current and future electrical demands and is a smart and worthwhile investment.


  • Exquisite Electric is committed to excellent customer service and expertise in electrical panel upgrades.



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Should I Upgrade From a 100 Amp Electrical Panel to a 200 Amp Electrical Panel?

As our homes evolve, so should our electrical systems. 

And the fact is, today’s modern homes often require more electricity to efficiently run multiple appliances, HVAC systems, pools & hot tubs, induction cooktops, garage lifts and heaters, EV-chargers, large hi-def TVs, home automation systems, and more. 

With a 100Amp panel PLUS increasing tech and tools installed, you may experience frequent circuit breaker trips or flickering lights. Signs that your current system is struggling to meet increased demand. 

But by upgrading to a 200Amp panel, you double the electrical capacity, ensuring your home’s electrical system can handle the load while offering room for future expansion

Signs You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

If you’re experiencing frequent power outages, seeing sparks, or hearing unusual noises from your panel, or if your electrical panel still uses fuses, it’s most definitely time to consider an electrical panel upgrade.

These signs indicate that your electrical panel can no longer safely and effectively handle your home’s electrical needs. 

Upgrading from a 100Amp electrical panel to a 200Amp electrical panel can resolve these issues. Providing you with consistent and reliable electricity.


(And if power outages, sparking, etc., start showing up after you’ve installed a new high-energy demand device, it clearly indicates that your panel can’t meet your energy needs. So call us.)


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What Your 200 Amp Electrical Panel Upgrade Involves

Replacing or upgrading an electrical panel to a 200Amp service requires planning, approval, professional installation, and patience. 

At its most basic level, a qualified electrician will replace the existing 100Amp panel with a larger one that can handle a higher electrical load. The process may also require updating the meter socket and service cable to ensure the system can handle the increased capacity.

At the time of writing, here are the two steps you may need to follow to upgrade your service:

  • First, contact your trusted local electrician. They can help determine if you need to upgrade to a 200-Amp electrical panel. Then, if you need to upgrade, they can help you understand panel options (including whole-home surge protection {link}) and the upgrade process before you move on to step 2.


  • Contact your energy provider (Enmax, Fortis, etc). Your energy provider will share their service upgrade process. This process can include things like energy feed options, cost estimates, and time frames for disconnection…Not to mention load calculation for municipal permits, the distance from your area transformer, disconnect time, inspections, etc. (Phew!)

Benefits of a 200Amp Panel

Upgrading to a 200Amp panel provides you with several benefits. 

An upgrade ensures your home’s electrical system is up-to-date, capable of handling your current needs, and ready for future demands. It can also enhance the safety of your home by reducing the risk of electrical fires caused by overloaded circuits. 

Additionally, an upgraded electrical panel can increase your home’s market value, making it more appealing to potential buyers who won’t have to worry about possible electrical issues.


Upgrading From a 100Amp Electrical Panel to a 200Amp Electrical Panel is a Big Job. It Requires a High Level of Expertise And is Something You Cannot DIY.

At Exquisite Electric, we are committed to excellent customer service, electrical panel expertise, and ensuring you understand every step of the process.

Upgrading from a 100Amp electrical panel to a 200Amp electrical panel is a decisive step towards equipping your home for current and future electrical demands. It’s a smart, safe, and worthwhile investment. 

So, when it’s time for an electrical panel upgrade, remember the experts at Exquisite Electric are just a call away.

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