Electric Panel Upgrades - Vista & North San Diego County

The average electrical panel is built to manage the everyday needs of a household or business, but it might not be equipped to support high-power solar energy systems, EV chargers, or renovations that require additional energy capacity. To ensure your property can supply power to these advantageous systems, it is important that you plan to upgrade your panel. Ditching your old one not only allows you to accommodate new electrical features, but it can protect you from fires, damage, and electrocution. At Kent Electrical Services, we have set numerous properties up for the future and kept them safe, all at a budget-friendly price.

Get a free estimate for your panel upgrade in Vista by calling (760) 671-2350 or connecting with us online.


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With Our Help, the Benefits of an ADU Can Be Yours

We have seen countless customers install ADUs to capture numerous benefits. Some customers have wanted to up their income by creating a space to rent on Airbnb. Others have been interested in increasing their property value by adding functional spaces above their garages. And many have simply wanted to have a place where close family and friends could stay comfortably during a visit.

Whatever you are imagining for your ADU, consult with us about bringing power to your project. We will be happy to account for your electrical needs in the planning stages, or even perform work on an existing structure. Get in touch with us today and let us know how we can help you. We provide free estimates to all customers, so you can have a clear understanding of the price and scope of our services.

For ADU electrical services in Vista, call (760) 671-2350 or reach out to us online.

“My 200 AMP panel needed to be addressed -- several off-brand breakers faulted. I called Earl because he did work at my parent's house. He was on time and professional. I was in a bind because several of the breakers burned out and caused major damage to the panel. We looked at several scenarios of upgrading the panel for the future and sourcing the immediate problem. Earl stayed in communication and gave me several paths from which to take. He quoted me the different prices per the scenarios -- he ended up being able to provide a complete fix for far lower price. If you need an honest guy -- he's your guy. He was quite helpful -- AND he's a distinguished wounded veteran -- the guy is a class act!”

Andrew W.

What to Consider When Choosing a Power Source for Your ADU

To help you determine how you might want to power your ADU, we have compiled the most important things to consider for each type of energy supply.

When connecting your ADU to your main power supply, you will have to:

Ensure you have the appropriate amperage to support your ADU’s energy load. If you do not, then you might have to upgrade your electrical panel to increase your energy capacity.
Install a subpanel for the ADU, which will host the independent breakers and circuits for the space.

Establishing a separate power supply for your ADU requires:

Installing a dual meter panel, which gives you a second connection to the main grid. Your utility company will meter it separately.
Adhering to local codes that concern where you can and cannot run cables or wiring.

Solar panels and batteries need:

An ADU design that provides ample space for panels, as well as an optimal location for your battery.

Generators work best for:

  • ADUs that you do not plan to use often. Generators can be a lifesaver in emergencies, but they are not ideal as a consistent source of electricity.
  • Situations when you have ample space and ventilation to safely operate a gas or diesel-powered unit.

One important thing to note is that for all these methods, wiring is key. Whether you need to set up the electrical infrastructure to use power from a solar battery or must establish a connection between your ADU’s subpanel and your main panel, you must have effective wiring that adheres to local codes.