Electric Panel and Watt Diet

Transitioning to electric appliances increases the power use in your home and could a trigger panel upgrade if the current electrical panel is close to capacity. Most older homes have 60-100 Amp panels while some newer homes have 200 Amps or higher. 

Electric panel upgrades can cost from $7,000-$8,000, and take an electrician about 8-10 hours to complete.

AMP provides a $2,500 rebate for electric panel upgrades if you also electrify one appliance. Upgrading to 200 Amps will ensure you have plenty of capacity for future electrification. With smart planning using the Watt Diet, electrification can be achieved with a 100 Amp panel.

Watt diet for electrification with 100Amp electric panel

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Find more resources and information on the watt diet : Redwood Energy Watt Diet Calculator

Upgrading your electric panel