2436 N Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74110, United States

Sallisaw, OK

(918) 775-3281

Tulsa, OK

(918) 775-3281

Tulsa electrical panel upgrade

Is Your Tulsa Home or Business Due for an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Outdated electrical panels can’t keep up with modern energy demands. As your home or business grows and changes over time, an old panel leads to tripped breakers, blown fuses, insufficient capacity, and safety hazards. Upgrading provides the power, safety, and reliability your property needs.

The experts at Ampco Electric specialize in electrical panel replacements and upgrades in Tulsa, OK. We’ve served local homeowners and businesses for over 25 years, providing modern, high-capacity panels. Read on to learn when you need a panel upgrade, costs, our full process, and why you should choose Ampco Electric.

Warning Signs Your Electrical Panel is Outdated and Dangerous

Here are the most common indicators that your Tulsa electrical panel is outdated and needs replacement

Frequent Tripped Breakers and Blown Fuses

Constant breaker tripping or blown fuses means your panel lacks the capacity to meet your home or business’s electrical needs. As you add more lights, appliances, devices over time, an undersized panel can’t provide sufficient power. Outages occur when demand exceeds capacity. Upgrading prevents constant shutoffs so your systems work properly.

Too Few Circuits

Older panels often have as few as 4-8 circuits to distribute electricity. But most modern homes require 16-20 circuits minimum as electrical usage has dramatically increased over decades. Air conditioners, home electronics, and large appliances can each require their own dedicated circuit. If your panel has circuit space shortages, tripped breakers are inevitable as you overload the limited circuits.

High-Wattage Appliances

Major appliances like central A/C, electric stoves/ovens, laundry equipment, garage door openers, pool heaters, hot tubs, etc. consume huge amounts of electricity. They require 30-50+ amp circuits your older panel may lack. Attempting to run modern high-watt additions on an outdated, low-capacity panel is hazardous and leads to failures.

Faulty or Unreliable Equipment

Once electrical panels reach 40+ years old, replacement parts become scarce or obsolete. You’re left with an unsafe, unreliable system prone to breakdowns and malfunctions. Older components wear out over decades of use. Even if it’s still “working,” an ancient panel should be upgraded before problems arise.

Renovations and Expansions

If you’ve renovated, expanded, or added onto your Tulsa property recently, your electrical needs have likely grown too. More living space requires increased capacity for additional lighting, outlets, switches, and appliances. Previous adequate panels often need upgrades after property improvements and expansions increase electrical load.

Ongoing Repairs Needed

Constant repairs like wiring replacements and breaker fixes are Band-Aid solutions. If your older panel continually needs maintenance, it indicates the entire system needs modernizing. Parts wear out over years of use. Upgrading the core electrical panel provides lasting reliability.

Safety and Fire Hazards

Outdated electrical components are extremely dangerous fire and shock risks. Faulty, overloaded wiring and circuits, damage, worn parts, and insufficient capacity can all cause electrical arcing, sparks, and heating. You do not want to take risks when it comes to structural and health safety. Faulty panels require immediate replacement.

If you notice any of these warning signs, contact Ampco Electric ASAP to inspect your panel and electrical system. Our master electricians can diagnose any issues or deficiencies and advise if a panel upgrade is recommended in your Tulsa property. We’ll explain all options clearly before any work begins.

Costs of Upgrading Your Outdated Electrical Panel

Electrical panel upgrade costs range from $800 – $4,000, sometimes more for large commercial projects. Exact prices depend on:


A full panel upgrade costs more than a partial upgrade or sub panel addition. Whole home upgrades are the most extensive.


The panel’s amperage capacity, circuit spaces, brand, parts like breakers and wiring quality all impact costs. Higher capacity equipment costs more.

Labor Hours

More complex installations take more time and expertise, increasing project labor costs. Typically 10-15 hours for full panel replacements.


Electrical permits required by the city of Tulsa add permit fees to the total project price, which we handle for you.

Service Size

Upgrading to 200 amps from an old 60-100 amp panel costs more than a standard 100 amp replacement. But provides more power.

Additional Upgrades

Rewiring, new grounding, or other upgrades needed during panel replacement can increase costs. We assess and explain any additional costs upfront.

Here at Ampco Electric, we provide fair, competitive pricing on all Tulsa electrical panel projects. You’ll know the full detailed costs for equipment, labor, permits, etc. before work begins so there are no surprises down the road. We also offer financing options. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Ampco Electric's Panel Replacement Process for Tulsa Homes & Businesses

When you choose Ampco Electric for your Tulsa electrical panel installation or upgrade, here is the seamless process you can expect:

Frequent Tripped Breakers and Blown Fuses

We’ll first assess your needs, schedule a time, answer questions, and provide a written estimate for your approval before starting. You’ll know what to expect throughout the process.

Too Few Circuits

Our master electrician will thoroughly inspect your current panel, wiring, amperage capacity, circuits, grounding, brand, age, and other components. He’ll advise if a replacement or upgrade is recommended plus any additional repairs needed. You’ll receive a detailed inspection report explaining the recommendations and options.

High-Wattage Appliances

Next, we’ll provide a clear, written quote outlining the total panel replacement costs including:

We’re happy to explain what’s included and answer any questions to ensure the price fits comfortably within your budget before moving forward.


Ampco Electric will handle obtaining all the necessary city electrical permits and inspections associated with your panel upgrade project. We take care of this paperwork hassle for you from start to finish.

Panel Installation

Once your permit is approved, our experienced team will replace your outdated electrical panel with your chosen upgraded system safely and efficiently. We take every precaution to protect your property throughout the installation process. We’re also happy to rewire or ground other deficient electrical components at your home or business during this stage if needed.

City Inspection

After the new panel installation, the city will send an electrical inspector to ensure it meets all current code regulations and safety standards. We will address any changes required if the inspector notes any deficiencies to pass.

Cleanup & Walkthrough

We perform a final thorough cleanup and walkthrough, explaining your new electrical panel, breakers, grounding, and features. Our work is 100% guaranteed, so please point out any outstanding questions or concerns. We won’t consider the job complete until you’re 100% satisfied!

Upgrading your outdated or insufficient electrical panel is a major project, but Ampco Electric strives to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for Tulsa homeowners and businesses. We handle all the details efficiently from start to finish so you can get back to normal life!

Why Ampco Electric is Tulsa's Top Choice for Panel Upgrades

With an extensive electrical project like a complete panel replacement, expertise and experience are critical. At Ampco Electric, we have the training, qualifications, and dedication to safety and precision workmanship to do the job right the first time.

Here’s why we’re Tulsa’s top choice over less qualified electricians for your next panel upgrade:

24/7 Emergency Electrical Service

We’re always available by phone anytime you experience a failed electrical component, power outage, or other electrical emergency. Prompt response can prevent costly damage.

Licensed & Insured Electricians

Our owner is a licensed Master Electrician with over 20 years of experience in Tulsa. Our team members are also fully licensed and insured electricians, not amateurs. Qualifications matter when dealing with complex electrical systems.

Professional Workmanship

Our electrical team has years of valuable training and hands-on experience with both modern and outdated electrical systems found in older Tulsa homes and buildings. You can trust our work is done to exacting standards.

Upfront Pricing

Our quotes are fully detailed with every included cost broken down upfront so you know exactly what to expect. No surprise fees or changes down the road. Just honest pricing.

All City Permits Included

We include obtaining all required city electrical permits and inspections in our quotes. We’ll handle this approval process for you from start to finish. One less hassle to worry about!

Copper Wiring

We only use high-quality copper wiring in all our Tulsa electrical work, unlike some companies still using outdated aluminum wiring prone to hazards and failures. Copper holds up better over time.

Preventative Grounding

In addition to replacing your electrical panel, we can add or improve grounding components like rods and wires to protect your home or business from voltage spikes or lightning strikes. Prevent damage before it happens.

Whole Home Rewiring

If your existing electrical wiring is out of date or deteriorating, we can completely rewire your Tulsa home or building to modern electrical codes for enhanced safety and reliability. An important complementary upgrade.

Breaker & Fuse Panel Replacements

We upgrade outdated fuse boxes to modern circuit breaker panels that offer better voltage regulation as electricity needs fluctuate in your property. Breakers prevent hazardous overloads.

Full Safety Inspections

In addition to assessing your panel, we’ll perform a complete electrical safety inspection checking for any potential hazards like exposed wiring, overloaded outlets, faulty GFCI circuits, etc. We want your system safe as well as updated.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We stand behind our work on all Tulsa electrical projects with a satisfaction guarantee. Our panels come with a warranty, and we will address any installation issues that arise post-project to ensure you’re happy.

Don’t take chances with electrical safety and reliability. The experienced, licensed electricians at Ampco Electric have the expertise to provide Tulsa homes and businesses with superior electrical panel upgrades done right the first time. Contact us today to schedule your panel inspection and quote!

Frequently Asked Questions about Upgrading Electrical Panels in Tulsa

We get a lot of common questions from Tulsa homeowners and business owners about upgrading their electrical panels. Here are answers to some of the FAQs:

Trust Ampco Electric for Expert, Safe Electrical Panel Upgrades in Tulsa

A properly working, sufficient electrical panel is too essential to cut costs on. But electrical upgrades and replacements also represent major, complex projects. The experienced team at Ampco Electric offers Tulsa homeowners and businesses an ideal solution when your panel needs replacement:

Extensive Expertise

Our master electrician has over 20 years of local experience and training. Our team has the electrical knowledge to handle any panel project.

A Focus on Safety

Staying diligent about safety protocols during the replacement process is critical. We take every precaution to protect you and your property when dealing with dangerous electrical systems. Never take risks when it comes to electrical safety.

Affordable Pricing

Our fair, upfront pricing keeps upgrade costs reasonable for Tulsa homeowners and businesses on any budget without sacrificing workmanship. We offer financing options too.

Smooth Panel Upgrades

By handling all details and coordinating with the city permit office, we simplify the upgrade process for you. We work to minimize disruption to your home or business throughout the project.

Standing Behind Our Work

 Everything we do comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If any issues with your new electrical panel arise down the road, we will address them. We want you fully satisfied!

Make sure your home or business’s electrical system is safe, sufficient, and reliable. Contact Ampco Electric at 918-775-3281 for a panel inspection and upgrade quote today!