In today’s DIY era, it can be tempting to try and save a few dollars by attempting electrical projects yourself or with the help of the local handyman.

Unless you are simply plugging in a surge protector to valuable electronics, or swapping a light bulb, opting for a licensed, residential electrician is in your best interest. Below is a list of our residential electrical services.


Not only does proper wiring ensure the smooth functioning of a home’s electrical supply to connected appliances, it also protects the house from any kind of electrical hazard. With today’s higher energy consumption, it is imperative your home’s wiring is up to date.

Electrical Panel

We rely on a growing number of devices and appliances. The comforts of life have begun to be defined through new technologies as well. Thus, functionality and comfort depend on the use of electricity. An electrical panel is what controls electricity in our homes. When it is damaged, not only does it compromise the appliances, but also one’s safety.

Many years ago houses were not wired for AC units, car chargers, or appliances that are required in today’s homes. Currently all electrical panels must be UL (Underwriter Laboratory) approved. If you’re not sure if your home’s meter panel is sufficient or would like to schedule a free estimate, please call us today to discuss your options.

Electrical Sub Panel Addition

Your home is powered from the electric company via the service entrance. Wires feed an electric meter and quite often a disconnect before entering your home’s electrical panel, which may be a fuse panel or a circuit breaker panel. These have certainly changed over the years.

Sub panels are smaller service panels that are installed in different areas of the house in order to distribute power to that specific area. They are like satellite breaker panels that have their own breakers. Adding an electrical sub panel is one of our most common residential electrical services, as it helps a home’s electrical system support greater electricity usage.

New Lighting

Residential electrical services like recessed lighting installation and installing a ceiling fan can be tricky. In most cases, our residential electricians can quote your recessed lighting installation over the phone to help make better decisions. When it comes to chandelier lighting installation, the cost depends on the location of the install and the height at which it will hang from the ceiling. To find out more about the cost for these lighting fixture upgrades, please contact us today.

Whole House Surge

Whole house surge protection is one of the most important residential electrical services when it comes to safety. Many homeowners believe that adequate surge protection means simply plugging their computer or other electronic devices and appliances into a power strip. However, that is rarely the case.

A whole-house surge protection device will  instantly block any surge from entering home circuits. This provides comprehensive lightning protection, as individual plug-in suppressors will not protect electronics that aren’t plugged in, but hard-wired.

EV Charger

If you’ve just purchased or are planning to purchase an Electrical Vehicle, then you’re probably already thinking where to install the charging station. In addition, you should also consider whether or not your current electrical system can sustain such a heavy load. At Penna Electric, our residential electricians will make sure your electrical vehicle charger is properly installed by adding a new dedicated circuit just for your new vehicle. Whether it’s a Tesla or a Toyota, or any other model, call us for next day installation or a free quote.