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Benefits of Electric Subpanels in Large Buildings

Installing an electric subpanel can help you organize the electrical system in your new commercial construction or large building renovation. If you have a growing business and need to add rooms or offices, installing electrical subpanels allows easy access for maintenance and repairs. 

J & S Electrical Contractors, Inc. has commercial master electricians who can handle the installation, repair, and maintenance of sub panels for large buildings throughout Bensalem, PA, and the surrounding areas. 

What Is an Electric Subpanel?

An electrical subpanel is also referred to as a circuit breaker subpanel or service subpanel. It acts as a way station for branch circuits and the main service panel. Although you can cut off power to areas serviced by a subpanel, you won’t lose the ability to shut off power to the entire building via the main panel. That’s the main difference between main panels and subpanels.

What Are the Biggest Advantages of Using Electric Subpanels?

You may already know about how main electric panels function in your industrial or commercial facility. You can think of a subpanel as an extension of the main panel. If you don’t have sufficient space to add more circuits in your main panel, adding smaller boxes makes sense. 

Here are the three main advantages of adding them to your large building:

  • More Space: If you don’t have room to add the needed circuit breakers in your main service panel, an electrical subpanel can provide the necessary space for more breakers. However, they will be located in a separate location.
  • Easier Wire Routing: Whether you are working on new construction or expanding your existing property, you can organize your wiring with strategically placed subpanels. Our team of electrical engineers can draw up the necessary plans to optimize your main panel and subpanel wiring. In an older building, it sometimes makes sense to install an electrical subpanel to avoid cutting into walls, ceilings, and other structures. 
  • Clarify Circuitry: It’s sometimes easier to install an electrical subpanel near a remodeled area in an office or residential building. Doing so allows you to segregate circuit breakers that serve the remodeled area.

Bring in the Pros to Design Upgrades Including Electric Subpanels

Our commercial electrical engineers have the expertise and experience needed to design commercial electrical changes including subpanels. A professionally designed and installed subpanel carries less risk than one added by unlicensed electrical workers or handymen. 

Why Choose Professional Electrician From J & S Electrical Contractors, Inc.? 

You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing the finished project will adhere to all necessary regulations and safety rules. Adding any electrical components to a legacy system can involve unforeseen complexities. That’s why it’s important to make the right choice when it comes to your commercial electrician. Our team can properly assess your needs and recommend the right electrical wiring configuration for your large building.

J&S Electrical Contractors install subpanels in large building for commercial, retail, or industrial properties. Find out more about how we can improve your electrical wiring by calling 215-633-8330 or contacting us online