Permit for Michigan Electrical Panel Upgrades
Your electrical system is a complex network of wires that powers your home’s comfort, safety, and productivity. As we become more dependent on electrical devices, many homes’ electrical panels will need to be upgraded to power modern needs. In many places, including Michigan, a permit is required for an electrical panel upgrade.
What Is an Electrical Panel Upgrade?
Older homes with original or outdated wiring may need an electrical panel upgrade to increase their property’s electrical capacity. An upgrade usually includes new panel wiring, breakers, and fuses. When you upgrade your panel, you can expect increased safety, performance, and reliability.
Signs You Need an Electrical Panel Replacement
Below are the most common signs that your panel may no longer be keeping up with your electrical needs:
- Burning odor coming from your electrical panel
- Flickering or dimming lights
- Frequently tripped breakers
- Not enough outlets in your home
- You’re upgrading your home appliances
Is a Permit Upgrade Required in Michigan?
Michigan requires a permit for all electrical installations, alterations, and additions, including an electrical panel upgrade. This is to ensure that your upgraded panel is installed in accordance with local and national codes. An electrical panel that isn’t installed correctly can cause harm to the installer, not to mention significant damage to your property.
Applying for and Obtaining a Permit
To obtain an electrical permit in Southeast Michigan, professional electricians or homeowners must complete and submit an application to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Although homeowners are technically eligible for a permit to work on the electrical system in their homes, it’s not recommended. Replacing an electrical panel can be complicated and involves high-voltage energy, which can be dangerous. It’s best left to a licensed and experienced electrician like those at Robin Aire.
Why Choose Robin Aire?
Robin Aire is here for all your electrical panel needs in Southeast Michigan. For more than 35 years, our expert staff has served the region. Our team is experienced and background-checked for your peace of mind. We offer upfront pricing, free estimates on replacements and service calls, and we have financing available.
Why Choose Robin Aire Service Company?
We’ve Provided Honest & Quality Service Since 1985
- Founded by a veteran & an MVAA Veteran-Friendly Employer
- An on-site metal shop for quick repairs
- The most recent technology for all services
- Fully stocked trucks
- Worry-free service plan
- A valuable referral program
- Drug-tested & background-screened technicians
- Commitment to your community & our environment
- Free estimates on equipment
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