Sub Panel Installation

Electrical Sub-Panel Installations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake, VA

outside-electrical-panel-workEvery home has a main panel that receives power from the utility company and distributes it throughout the home through various circuits. When you need extra circuits or if you have outside buildings or if you have remote areas that need convenient power, it might be time to add a sub panel. Nipper Electric has been providing Virginia Beach trusted electrical contractor work and electrical services for 20 years. We will provide you with a panel to fit your electrical load and help you with all of your electrical needs.

What is a Sub Panel?

Sub panels are smaller electrical panels that carry power from the main panel to other areas of your home or office. These panels are extremely helpful for outside buildings, docks, or remote areas of your home. Examples of areas where sub panels are commonly used include:

  • dock-electrical-workDetached Garage
  • Docks
  • Outside Buildings
  • Barns
  • Workrooms
  • Decks
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Pool Houses

In these areas, a sub panel will provide easily accessible electrical power.

How Are Sub Panels Installed?

nipperelectric-working-on-panel-boxThe sub panel installation process is quite simple when done by an electrician you trust.

First, your meter box connects the electrical power supply from your electrical utility company to your main panel. Circuit wires run from your main panel to outlets and appliances throughout your home.

If you have outside buildings, basements, or attics, you might want to install a sub panel. From you sub panel you can add extra circuits or plug-in circuits that are too far away from your main panel.

Connecting the main panel to the sub panel involves simple wiring. Four separate wires are used to connect the sub-panel to the main panel. These wires, known as feeder wires are made up of two hot wires, a neutral wire, and a ground wire. The feeder wires run from a breaker in your main panel to the main breaker in your sub panel.

electrical-wire-testingAs you consider adding a sub panel, you will need to be sure your main panel can carry the load of your sub panel. Ask the experts at Nipper Electric for guidance on choosing the right sub panel for your home or office. We can carefully calculate your electrical usage and how many electrical amps you will need to power your sub panel properly.

Benefits of a Sub Panel

As more and more homes find they have an increasing amount of technology and increasing electrical demands, sub panels are becoming more and more popular. A sub panel installation can greatly benefit your home in the following ways:

  • 200 Amp Electrical panel-Breaker boxExtra Room for Circuits- Each main panel has a certain amount of spaces for circuits to attach to the panel. Once these spaces are full, you can either upgrade your panel or add a sub panel to create more room for more circuits.
  • Convenient Power- When it comes to remote areas of your home or outside buildings, a sub panel can make electrical connections very convenient. Wiring your detached garage with a sub panel, for instance, can allow you to quickly reset breakers or check problems without leaving the garage.
  • Cost Effective- Sub panels can also save you money and time. Since sub panels require fewer wires to connect to your main panel, they don’t take as long to connect and have fewer problems. Your trusted electrician at Nipper Electric can quickly and easily install a sub-panel to the main panel.
  • Fewer Voltage Drops- A sub panel also helps prevent voltage drops. Since the wire used to connect the circuits to the sub panel will be shorter and stronger, there will be fewer chances of disruption or damage.

Trusted Electrical Sub Panel Installations in Virginia Beach

Nipper Electric brings Virginia Beach trusted electrical services, including sub panel installations and detached garage electrical wiring. We provide honest, dependable work with reasonable pricing. Call us today at 757-842-1710 to get more information on sub panels or make an appointment online. We’ll have your home or office running faster than ever.

FACEBOOK REVIEWS

Amber Mantel
Amber Mantel
2017-04-26T14:48:06+0000
Installation went smooth. They were very polite and the best part is they actually clean up after themselves.read more
Sherri Towey
Sherri Towey
2017-03-29T15:56:52+0000
They are professional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. I am very happy with the quality of service they have provided and highly recommend them.read more
Mitch Hyskell
Mitch Hyskell
2017-03-27T17:35:09+0000
They are very quick to respond and very knowledgeable about how to get the work done as quick as possible. I have used them for checking outlets to make sure there grounded to installing breaker boxes and have had very good experiences with all of it. I would recommend them to everyone who need electrical work done!read more
Linda Balderson
Linda Balderson
2017-01-27T12:38:30+0000
They were great !! I called one day and they had a new outlet installed by the end of the next day. Would definitely recommend and use them again .read more
Cynthia Apple McLeod
Cynthia Apple McLeod
2017-01-18T23:48:33+0000
Had outlet installed, very reasonable and professional. I called on Wednesday and within 48 hours they provide me a quote and install the outlet. I will without hesitation call Nipper Electric first in the future for any electrical issues I may have.read more
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
2016-11-21T18:05:27+0000
Very professional , knowledgeable , awesome clean up , Courtious
Malka Zipperstein
Malka Zipperstein
2016-10-26T19:57:21+0000
Excellent, timely work. Very professional and courteous. I had a new chandelier placed in my foyer, They replaced it quickly and disposed of the old chandelier and the box that new one came with for me. Not only did they clean up after themselves, but one of the guys asked me if it was okay to turn in the vacuum bc he didn't want the loud noise to scare the baby. SUPER thoughtful. A++++ you guys are doing it right!read more
Angelle Rose Campbell
Angelle Rose Campbell
2016-10-07T14:12:09+0000
Edward Reddick Jr.
Edward Reddick Jr.
2016-08-19T17:30:36+0000
I had a short notice request to remove an electric cooktop. Trey was able to reroute a technician and they arrived within an hour. Zach was professional and courteous. It could not have been a better experience. I highly recommend Nipper to anyone who needs an electrician.read more
Lauren Merritt
Lauren Merritt
2016-08-10T16:56:25+0000
Very friendly, great service! I would highly recommend!
Donna Euliss Huddleston
Donna Euliss Huddleston
2016-06-29T20:48:41+0000
I come from a perspective of "things happen." And unfortunately something did. When I called Nipper, a he-said, she-said situation arose with my tenant that could have turned ugly. Nipper didn't go there. I was very pleased with the way they responded to my call. Now I could see how they handled an adverse situation. And I get be them very High marks! I have several rentals; and I will definitely used them again. Their pricing is very fair.read more
David Sacks
David Sacks
2016-06-29T17:26:20+0000
Nipper Electric diagnosed and fixed the electrical problem at my house. They are a very professional and well run business. Friendly, prompt, and experts at what they do. All my questions were answered in a courteous and patient manner. I definitely would recommend Nipper Electric and plan to use them for future work.read more
Sean Christian
Sean Christian
2016-06-25T20:15:00+0000
Nipper Electric has the highest level of professionalism. Trey Nipper was quick to respond to my request. He and his team did an excellent job installing interior and exterior lighting as well as an exterior power receptical. The work was neat, clean and thorough. He took time discuss our needs and ensured the job met our requirements throughout the job. I would recommend him to anyone and I will definitely call him for any future work. Sean C. Virginia Beach, Varead more
Theresa Pierce
Theresa Pierce
2016-06-12T13:27:35+0000
Eric Schweizer
Eric Schweizer
2016-05-10T16:19:08+0000
Reasonable price, quality work and exceptional customer service/relations! My wife and I were expecting a baby any day when we encountered an electrical issue in the nursery that we needed fixed as soon as possible. I called Nipper Electric and Trey Nipper called me back 10 minutes later. They were able to send out a technician who found and fixed the issue the same day. Given our busy schedule with baby planning, it was a relief to work with a company like Nipper who took care of our issue quickly. We will definitely be using Nipper Electric in the future. If you are in the search for an electrician, your search is over... just give Nipper Electric a call.read more
Nancy Y Smith
Nancy Y Smith
2016-04-30T17:47:12+0000
Nipper Electric is by far the best electrician company I have ever hired. Trey and his guys ROCK! They do such exemplary work every time. Last fall, they rewired practically our entire home and modernized our system in the walls, meters, lighting, ceiling fans, outlets, under-counter lighting. You name it; they do it. Such a class act and so professional, GRADE "A" WORK. I can't say enough about this organization and their crew. From start to finish, they dealt with all the inspections, went above and beyond the norm. We just had Nipper Electric back at our home yesterday with outside lighting, more indoor work, and, once again, their work is exceptional. My Mom hired them to rework her under-counter lighting that was put in by another "not-up-to-par" electrician less than a year ago. She was so unhappy with her only 9-month old under-counter lighting that she decided to hire Nipper Electric because of the great work they did for my brother and me. And she is so happy with her new under-counter lighting replacement by Nipper Electric. She only wishes my brother and I had found them before she had her kitchen lighting installed. She's so happy now! And my brother and I are again giving rave reviews to Nipper Electric. Thank you Trey, Zach and Jessie. We feel like you guys are friends now! Thanks, Nancy Y. Smithread more
Yvonne Du Buy
Yvonne Du Buy
2016-04-26T05:48:57+0000
I was extremely impressed with this company, beginning with the VP, Trey, who came to my home to assess my particular situation, which was to convert a Fiberstars fiberoptic pool light to an LED light. Trey is highly intelligent and willing to take the time to research the situation at hand and study the data I had managed to collect for this undertaking. The electricians, Zack and Jessie, who came to do the work were also highy professional, congenial, hard-working, and knowledgeable and completed the task iwith exceptional efficiency in spite of the fact that they had never done such a conversion before. I am delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend Nipper Electric for any of your electrical needs.read more
Bob Carr
Bob Carr
2016-04-09T16:26:34+0000
Martin Moore
Martin Moore
2015-12-31T14:39:39+0000
Jackson Shelley
Jackson Shelley
2015-12-30T20:50:52+0000
Tim Burns
Tim Burns
2015-11-20T04:24:13+0000
Trey and Zack installed a variety of lights all over our home. The installation included wall sconces, recessed ceiling lights, combo bathroom exhaust/light fans, and under counter kitchen led lights. Their work was very professionally done, without any setbacks. They cleaned up after the job was finished and left our house spotless. You can't go wrong with this company.read more
Tracy Fentress
Tracy Fentress
2015-08-21T20:23:48+0000
Wendy Gray
Wendy Gray
2015-08-17T23:46:14+0000
Thanks Zack for installing my new exhaust fan in the bathroom! Sorry about the messy attic!
Joseph Linan
Joseph Linan
2015-07-16T18:39:28+0000