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SE Wisconsin's #1 Electrical Panel Repair & Upgrades Service

Trawicki Electric provides reliable electrical panel repair and upgrades in Southeastern Wisconsin. Our master electricians are trained to handle all your residential electrical services—from minor panel repairs to full system upgrades. No job is too big or too small.

We use the highest quality materials and the latest techniques to ensure your electrical panel meets today's demands. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 


SE WI electrical panel services

Common Electrical Panel Repairs

Electrical panels are the nerve centers of a home's electrical system, distributing power to all the circuits. Professional maintenance and regular inspections generally avoid costly repairs, but over time, electrical panels require attention to keep your home's electrical system running safely and efficiently. Some of the most common electrical panel repairs in SE Wisconsin include:

  1. Breaker replacement - Faulty breakers that frequently trip or no longer turn on and off properly need replacement.
  2. Bus bar repair - Bus bars conduct electricity throughout the panel and become loose or corroded over time.
  3. Grounding system repair - Faulty grounding leads to electrocution and fire risks. Proper grounding is essential.
  4. Cable and wiring replacement - Damaged wires and cables present safety issues and must be replaced.
  5. Panel Upgrades - Accommodate added circuits and electricity demand with a new, larger capacity panel.
  6. Code compliance upgrades - Updates to bring an outdated panel up to the latest electrical code.
  7. Weatherproofing - For outdoor or damp location panels to protect against the elements.
  8. Cleaning and component tightening - Reducing dust, dirt and loose connections minimizes malfunctions within the system.


When Do You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

While electrical panels last 25-40 years with proper maintenance, there comes a point when replacement makes better financial sense than continuing repairs. Trawicki’s residential electricians come to your Southeastern Wisconsin home and determine the best path forward. Our electricians either recommend repair or replacement depending on your situation, especially if the amps are not sufficient for your home’s load. We often see homes running on a 60-100 amp panel when more is needed. The most common amps are 100 amps for smaller homes and 200-400 amps for larger homes.

Signs You Need An Electrical Panel Upgrade

Potential Cause

Frequent tripped breakers

Overloaded circuits

Flickering lights

Insufficient capacity

Buzzing/sizzling from outlets

Faulty wiring

Discolored outlets/switches

Short circuit risk

Inadequate overload protection

Not enough circuits

Outdated fuse panel

Lack of grounding

Water leakage/corrosion

Non-code compliance

Scorch marks

Insufficient amps

Benefits of Upgrading Your Panel

Upgrading your outdated electrical panel with Trawicki Electric provides important safety, performance, and peace of mind benefits. A modern panel increases capacity, adds circuits, improves electrical flow, and accommodates home expansions and new appliances - reducing tripped breakers and overloaded wires. Key advantages include safer and up-to-code components, surge protection, future-proofing for smart homes, increased home value, potential insurance savings, greater energy efficiency, and overall more reliable, stable power throughout your home.

Cost to Upgrade an Electrical Panel in Wisconsin

The cost to upgrade your home's electrical panel in Wisconsin typically ranges from $1,200 - $3,500 depending on the size, type and complexity of the project. Key factors impacting the price include:

  • Scope of the upgrade - Service panel only vs whole home rewiring
  • Amp capacity needed - 100 amps vs. 200 amps or more
  • Type of panel - Main breaker, fuse, to circuit breaker
  • Additional wiring required - For new circuits
  • Permits and labor - Can add $500 or more
  • Timeframe - Emergency rush upgrades cost more
  • Location - Difficult access increases price
  • Additional electrical upgrades - Lighting, outlets, etc.
  • Removal and disposal of old panel

Save Big with Available Tax Credits for Electrical Panel Upgrades

Take advantage of substantial savings through available tax credits for electrical panel upgrades. Credits allow homeowners to claim up to 30% of the project cost, with a maximum credit of $600, for qualifying upgrades completed between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2032. To benefit from the credits, homeowners must utilize IRS Form 5695 and meet specific criteria, including compliance with the National Electric Code and a minimum load capacity of 200 amps. Additionally, there are annual aggregate limits for energy-efficient home improvements, with a total limit of $3,200 per year, enabling homeowners to maximize their savings by strategically planning upgrades.

Contact Trawicki Electric for home electrical services near Menomonee Falls and across Southeastern Wisconsin.

Get a Free Electrical Panel Service Estimate

Receive a complimentary estimate for your electrical panel services in SE Wisconsin. Our team is ready to provide you with a detailed assessment of your requirements at no cost. Contact us today!


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