Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help with all your electrical repairs in Northern Kentucky including meter base installation. Although it is not common, sometimes we get calls to repair or replace a meter base. You may be remodeling your home and need a new meter base installation. The city or utility company may also require that you upgrade your meter base on your older home also. Here is what you need to know:
What Is A Meter Base?
The meter base is the unit that holds the utility companies meter. Normally it is located outside. It connects the utility companies wires with your home’s electrical system. The meter itself is the device that calculates how much electricity you use so that the utility company can charge you.
Why You Need To Replace a Meter Base
Outdated Meter Bases – Your old meter base may no longer be up to electrical codes. It may no longer pass inspections because it isn’t up to the National Electric Code (NEC). This is often something a homeowner will need to replace when selling their home. Often when permits are pulled for electrical work, the city or county may want the meter base to be brought up to code as well.
Changing Amp Size – Changing the size of the electrical service to the home may necessitate a new meter base installation.
Electrical Panel Upgrades – when upgrading the electrical system in your home, you may need to replace the meter base.
Improper Installation– Meter bases that were installed improperly may cause a problem within a short time. These can corrode or burn and need to be replaced. This is a electrical safety issue that needs to be addressed quickly.
Meter Base Installation
If you need meter base installation and you want to make sure it is done correctly with the proper wires and protection from corrosion, you can rely on Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. If you have questions about meter base installation or electrical repairs in Northern Kentucky, please call. We would be happy to help you.