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Hey all, I've got a question about a new apartment I'm getting. I recently had a home inspection done on it and the inspector noted that my panel was double tapped and drawing what might be a little too much power for its rated size.

The apartment is a 700 sqft one bedroom and all appliances are electric (heating, range, hot water, AC, etc...). My question is, what is the normal amperage rating for an apartment like that? My service panel is currently 100 amps which I thought would be enough, but given that all the appliances are electric and some of the breakers are double tapped my inspector mentioned I might want to get a service upgrade done on it. Units are wired individually so upgrading would be mine/the sellers responsibility and would run up about 2500-5000. Do I need to get it done or am I just being overly cautious?

I attached some of the pictures from the inspection report.

 
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Buying an all-electric apartment with double tapped service panel, do I need a service upgrade?
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Hopefully one of the USA folk like @Megawatt can comment, as the power usage is likely very different from UK norms (and we have 230V supply so current is about half compared to 120V).

In all cases you should look at getting a couple of quotes from reputable electricians, also discuss what you want longer term and see who appears to tick all of your boxes. Don't automatically go with the cheapest, and don't assume the first opinion is going to automatically be honest/in your interest either! But they might well be.
 

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Hey all, I've got a question about a new apartment I'm getting. I recently had a home inspection done on it and the inspector noted that my panel was double tapped and drawing what might be a little too much power for its rated size.

The apartment is a 700 sqft one bedroom and all appliances are electric (heating, range, hot water, AC, etc...). My question is, what is the normal amperage rating for an apartment like that? My service panel is currently 100 amps which I thought would be enough, but given that all the appliances are electric and some of the breakers are double tapped my inspector mentioned I might want to get a service upgrade done on it. Units are wired individually so upgrading would be mine/the sellers responsibility and would run up about 2500-5000. Do I need to get it done or am I just being overly cautious?

I attached some of the pictures from the inspection report.

Hebert welcome to the forum and yes it needs an upgrade. The biggest problem is that you don’t have enough spaces for all your loads. It needs to be changed to a 200 amp main panel and yes for a service upgrade it normally cost around $ 2000.00-$ 2500.00. Your not going to overload the 100 amp panel but you are not allowed to have more than 1 wire per breaker. Good luck with your panel and please make sure it’s a licensed electrician doing the work.
 

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