difference between a 150 amp to a 200 amp service??

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Old 03-19-04, 06:25 AM
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difference between a 150 amp to a 200 amp service??

Gonna buy a house that comes with a 150 amp service, what would I get with a 200 amp upgrade, I guess, what is the big diffrence in the upgrade to the basic( e.g can run more items)
 
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Old 03-19-04, 06:36 AM
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50 amps.

Whether or not you need the extra 50 amps depends on a lot of things, primarily the size of the house and whether or not the major appliances are gas or electric. It also depends on any future plans, such as an addition, a finished basement, a workshop, etc. And it could depend on your hobbies: rebuilding cars, making pottery, etc.

The actual cost difference of the initial installation of 150 vs. 200 is small, but most builders charge a pretty penny for it. I think it's a good money-making upgrade for them.

Start by telling us the square footage of the house. Then tell us whether the following are gas or electric: home heat, cooking, clothes drying, water heater. Then tell us whether or not you will need air conditioning. Then tell us about anything unusual in your planned power usage.
 
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difference between a 150 amp to a 200 amp service??

Gonna buy a house that comes with a 150 amp service, what would I get with a 200 amp upgrade, I guess, what is the big diffrence in the upgrade to the basic( e.g can run more items)
 
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Old 03-19-04, 07:38 AM
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This is the third time in an hour you've made exactly the same post. You appear to be having trouble with the forum. Can we help?
 
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