Depending on the size and age, a Kansas City home will either have 60-amp, 100-amp, or 200-amp service.
This is what you can expect.
It’s a common misconception that 100-amp electrical service delivers more power than 60-amp electrical service.
Actually, the biggest difference between the service sizes is the number of circuits they make available.
This is the standard service size for today’s new homes.
It became popular in the 1980s and designed to handle multiple large appliances, air conditioning units, and other electrical devices simultaneously and still have room for more circuits in the future.
This service requires a larger electrical panel and heavier gauge wires. Upgrading an older property to 200-amp service can be complex and expensive.
Recalled And Unsafe Electrical Panels
1) Circuit breakers freeze (it’s been known to take 60-amps to trip a 15-amp breaker). This is a fire hazard.
Aluminum Branch Wiring
The Electrical Service Inspection
The pole is checked, the service cable is inspected for clearances, and the service mast is studied for damage.
Check all exterior outlets for GFCI protection.
The garage, bathrooms, kitchen, and basement outlets are also checked for GFCI protection.
We check the circuit breakers and wiring. The hot and neutral wires are inspected along with the panel bonding and grounding components to make sure they’re tucked in nice and tight.
Yes. That's an important part of the home inspection.
14/2 wiring is the size for 15-amp circuit breakers.
12/2 wiring is the size for 20-amp breakers.
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