Electrical Panels & Circuit Breakers

When you need an electrican you want someone with experience and you want to pay a reasonable rate.  That’s why you need to call CoreTrade Electric.  We are Master Electricians with over 40 years of experience.

Keep your home’s electrical system safe, reliable, and efficient with CoreTrade Electric. We provide professional electrical panel and circuit breaker installations, repairs, and replacements.

As technology advances and our dependency on electricity grows, older electrical panels struggle to meet the power demands of modern homes.

Many houses still have electrical panels that are 20-50 years old, which can potentially lead to electrical issues and safety hazards.

Updating your electrical panels and circuit breakers to accommodate your power needs is simple with CoreTrade Electric. We provide electrical panel repair and upgrades as well as circuit breaker replacements installation for homeowners.

Our Process for Circuit Breaker Panel Installation and Repair

Circuit breaker panel installation and repair are critical services that ensure the safe and efficient distribution of electricity in your home.

The circuit breaker panel is the central hub for all electrical circuits in a building, protecting the electrical system from overloads and short circuits. During installation, we will carefully assess your home’s electrical needs and determine the appropriate size and type of panel. Then, we install, connect, and label the circuits, ensuring compliance with electrical codes and regulations.

In cases where your electrical panel malfunctions, we diagnose and repair the issue promptly, restoring the safe operation of the electrical system. Prompt repair of breakers and panels eliminates the risk of electrical hazards such as electric shocks, fires, and appliance damage.

Whether installing a new circuit breaker panel or repairing an existing one, CoreTrade Electronics helps you maintain the integrity and safety of the electrical system on your property.

When Do You Need to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

If you have a newer home, you may not need to upgrade your electrical panel unless you’re adding an EV charging station, a new stove, hot tub, or addition to your home. However, if you have an older home, these panels may need to be upgraded to handle modern power demands, even if you’re not adding any new appliances.

Older electrical panels were typically designed to handle lower power loads compared to what we utilize today. With the increasing number of devices, appliances, EV’s, and smart home technologies in modern households, there is a need for a capacity upgrade to accommodate these power demands.

Upgrading your electrical panel will ensure your home has an adequate power supply without overloading the system, preventing potential electrical hazards and tripping breakers.

You may need to update your electrical panel or circuit breaker if:

  • It’s been 20 years since the panel has been replaced
  • Your circuit breaker keeps tripping
  • Your electrical panel is warm to the touch or has an unusual smell
  • Lights flicker or dim randomly

If you notice any of these signs, don’t ignore them. Contact CoreTrade Electric to have a professional evaluate your electrical panel and circuit breaker to see if updates or replacements are needed.

Schedule a Consultation With Us

Upgrading your electrical panel, along with installing suitable circuit breakers, is essential to ensure a safe, reliable, and efficient electrical system. Whether you need a new circuit breaker panel installation or an electrical panel repair or replacement, you can count on CoreTrade Electric. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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Frequently Asked Questions
On Electrical Panels


How do I know if my electrical panel needs an upgrade?

If your existing electrical panel is over 20 years old we recommend it to be updated or upgraded. We also recommend an electrician inspect the existing electrical panel to make a determination.


What Virginia permits and regulations do I need to consider when installing an electrical panel?

The electrician should get an electrical permit and have an inspection conducted on the new installation.


What should I do in case of an electrical panel or circuit breaker malfunction?

Call an electrician immediately.


What's the cost of installing a new electrical panel?

Cost of installing a new electrical panel can range from $800.00-$1,800.00. Cost to increase the size of your electrical panel is $1,800-$4,200.00. An estimator must do a site visit to determine the cost specific to your home.


Can I add more circuits to my existing electrical panel?

The size of the existing electrical panel should be able to accommodate the requirements for the circuits being added. An electrician should perform a site visit to determine if the existing panel will support the additional circuits.


What is the typical lifespan of an electrical panel?

The typical lifespan of an electrical panel is about 20 years but many factors come into effect.

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    Woodbridge, VA 22192


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