(925) 421-0411

2045 Commerce Ave.
Concord, CA 94520 (map)

Diamond Certified Company

Circuits, Breakers and Panels

Need a breaker replaced? Or has your electrical needs outgrown your electrical service? From the simple to the complex, Got Watts Electric and Solar can handle any electrical job you put in front of them.

Read more about the services we offer related to circuits, breakers and panels:

Electrical Panel Upgrades

Is it time to upgrade your panel? Manufacturers Zinsco and Federal Pacific Electric have lost their UL (Underwriters Laboratories) listing due to making faulty products that have resulted in failing components. In some cases these failures have resulted in fires either contained within the panel or in more serious cases, spreading throughout the home or building. The first step is to check to see if your panel is manufactured by one of the companies mentioned above. If not, here are some tips to identify if your panel may be in need of repairing or replacing.

What to look out for in a bad panel:

  • Installed prior to the 1970
  • Constant tripping of circuits
  • Breakers needing to constantly be replaced
  • Even in the off position, the panel stays active
  • Loose connections in the panel
  • Panel not fastened properly to wall
  • Burnt connections
  • Double tapped/lugged circuits
  • Mismatched breakers
  • Fuses in the panel

Got Watts electrical technicians are experienced in replacing residential and commercial electrical service panels and sub panels with special attention paid to proper rewiring, clear labeling and ensuring ample power for present and future use. 

Why is a UL Listing important? Started 125 years ago, the organization Underwriters Laboratories began the arduous task of rigorously testing products for safety, quality and reliability for all products that seek the listing's stamp of approval. The UL organization focuses on global certifications that ensure products are safe for living and working environments. 

Old, Unsafe Electrical Panel

Steps to Request a Panel Upgrade Estimate

To begin the process of requesting a panel upgrade service estimate, we request all potential clients send us photos of their current panel setup. Please include:

A general photo of the area with the main service panel (the one with the PG&E meter).

Main Service Panel - Full View

A photo of the panel with the door open, showing the breaker handles with numbers clearly visible.

Main Service Panel - Label View

If present, a close-up of your main breaker.

Main Service Panel - Main Breaker

A close-up photo showing your PG&E meter number.

Main Service Panel - Meter Number

A close-up of the manufacturer's label (if still attached).

Main Service Panel - Manufactuer's Label

From there our Got Watts electrical representative will review your submitted photos and request any additional photos, if needed. Once all photos have been received, a service estimate will be sent via email with a follow-up video or phone call to discuss any questions that you may have.

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Latest Reviews

Got Watts installed a stage 2 charger in my garage. Very professional, honest and great service. Thank you!!

Khashayar Naraghi
January 22, 2021

I am extremely happy with my new solar panels and electrical panel upgrade. The team was clean, friendly, and professional. I had some questions and concerns about the process and everything was explained thoroughly and patiently. I hired an outside roofing company, a mix-up occured, and I was getting frustrated, Got Watts went above and beyond and intervened on my behalf. I can not say enough good things about this company.

Marika Shawstad
July 9, 2020

Whitnie Fisher
February 7, 2020

The scheduling process was easy, straightforward and very professional. The electrician did the work beautifully, consulting me when necessary, and cleaning up after himself when he was done. So happy with the result from Watts Electrical!

Megan Rutledge
January 23, 2020

I initially reached out to Watts because I wanted a 2nd quote and they had great reviews online. I ended up going with them because the professionalism and value greatly exceeded my initial quote from another provider. Sam was my rep during the whole process and was great to work with. She was not pushy but was very responsive and knowledgeable. I would absolutely work with her and Watts again!

marshall clay
November 25, 2019

Request Service

NEW! Schedule an appointment to FaceTime one of our technicians. We may be able to give you a quote without ever entering your home!

COVID-19 Operating Update

For the safety of our clientele and staff we have implemented the following virtual solutions and onsite operating changes:

  • Virtual Estimates via Email or Video Call
  • Face Masks Required
  • Social Distancing of 6' or more
  • Strict Adherence to CDC Guidelines
  • Digital Payment Options Available

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Diamond Certified Profile

We specialize in installing residential and commercial electrification, solar & HVAC systems in the Bay Area.

Got Watts? Electric, Solar & HVAC

Got Watts? Electric, Solar & HVAC is a residential and commercial electrical contractor serving Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga and the rest of the East Bay area of California.

(925) 421-0411

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Normal Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday By appointment only