Electrical Repair? In Colorado Springs? Call The WireNut!

Electrical Panels & Circuit Breakers

We have been installing and repairing electrical panels in Colorado Springs since 2004. All repairs and installations are backed by our three year warranty.

Request a Quote

Electrical Panels & Circuit Breakers

We have been installing and repairing electrical panels in Colorado Springs since 2004. All repairs and installations are backed by our three year warranty.

Master Electricians

When it comes to electrical work, experience is everything. We exclusively deploy highly-trained electrical apprentices and master electricians.

Expert Electrical Panel Installation

Our panel installs meet all appropriate codes and are performed by experts with a lot of experience. We perform hundreds of panel installations all over Colorado Springs every year.

Repairs You Can Count On!

If your electrical panel is causing you problems, call us for a repair. Our panel repairs are supported by our three year workmanship warranty.

We “Get” Electrical Panels

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

I been a customer for several years and have continued to request the same electrician. He has been trained so well and does an excellent job for me. Each time he comes to my home to perform the annual maintenance of my heater, he arrives on time and is very professional. He takes to the time update with me to make sure all items are working ok and does a thorough inspection of everything also. It is a pleasure to have consistency and friendliness of this company every year.

Larry Lee

(review from Google)

I received great customer service when I called in to get an appointment. They were able to let me know ahead of time when the service technician was arriving, by calling me and emailing me. The tech came within two hours of my call and was very nice. He did a great job of finding the electrical problem. I will definitely be using them again for any electrical needs.

Britanny Unley

(review from Google)

I had an amazing experience. I had a furnace and AC unit installed. I am extremely satisfied with the work done and customer service. I would highly recommend. I got a few different quotes before deciding to go this this company and i am thrilled i did. It was not an easy job. All the work was done by employees of the Wirenut, which is not easy to find. they have no outside contractors.

Brady Huntington

(review from Google)

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

If you are wiring in an addition, rewiring your home, or are simply looking to replace your old or damaged electrical panel, we can help. We have installed thousands of electrical panels – hundreds in Colorado Springs – and are proficient in providing a fast, clean, quality install that doesn’t break the bank.

Book Your Upgrade Now

Frequently Asked Questions About Electrical Panels

Other names for electrical panels

Electrical panels are also called “breaker boxes”, “fuse boxes”, and  “breaker panel”. They are also often simply referred to as “breakers”, which is somewhat correct (although misleading) in that the circuit breakers are mounted on the electrical panel.

Who can work on electrical panels?

Electricians – like us – are the only people qualified to work on electrical panels. The connections inside your electrical panel are live- contact with them could result in a shock (at best), or death (at worst). We strongly advise that you do not open or tamper with your electrical panel in any way.

What are the different types of electrical panels?

In Colorado Springs, you’re likely to have a breaker box in your home. Breaker boxes (circuit breakers) have been used for decades and are what will be found in any new builds or renovation work

Some homes still use fuse boxes, which perform the same function as a breaker box but using fuses instead of circuit breakers. Just like a circuit breaker, a fuse cuts electrical current to a circuit if the load exceeds its threshold. Where on a circuit breaker you can flip the breaker to restore the circuit, with a fuse box you have to replace the fuse.

What are the different types of circuit breakers?

Your breaker box uses circuit breakers to manage the connections to their respective circuits. These are the two most common types of circuit breakers you will find on your panel:

  • Single Pole Breakers – Rated up to 20 amps, 120 volts. These are used for most lighting and outlet circuits.
  • Double Pole Breakers – Rated up to 50 amps, 240 volts. These are used for appliances, hot tubs, etc.

In addition to the above two types, you may also find these breakers:

  • Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) – Commonly used for bedrooms and living rooms. These breakers are designed to trip if damaged, frayed, or worn wires spark.
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) – Commonly used in bathrooms, saunas, and other areas. These breakers trip when detecting a ground fault (when electricity conducts along any route aside from the intended wires, such as through water).
What is an electrical panel upgrade?

The National Electric Code stipulates that all new builds are provided a minimum of 100-amp service. Many homes in Colorado are older and run 60-amp service.

In today’s homes, with more digital devices than ever, the demand for power is high. Often, 100-amp service doesn’t cut it (and 60 is totally insufficient). Many modern homes upgrade from a 100-amp to a 150 or 200-amp panel.

Larger homes, or homes that have high power demands (items such as in-floor heating, hot tubs, or electric hot water heaters/furnaces, can really impact demand) are ideal for a large capacity electrical panel.

You can gain a rough estimate as to the size of panel you need by adding up the ratings for the appliances and devices you intend to use in your home.

The WireNut

The WireNut – Colorado Springs

(719) 227-0500

6395 E Platte Ave,
Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Electrical Information Center

We’ve compiled some information below that we hope will answer some questions you may have concerning electricity. These articles are generalized- if you require specific information, or would like us to assess your repair in-home, please contact us. We would be happy to help you.

Signs of Electrical Problems

Some electrical problems don’t present themselves in obvious ways. Small things, such as dimming lights or a faint hum near an electrical outlet, can often slip unnoticed for prolonged periods of time.

What are some signs of electrical problems that you should pay attention to? Let’s find out.

Diagnostic a Potential Repair: When Do You Need an Electrician?

Many electrical tasks, such as replacing light fixtures or electrical outlets, can safely be done at home by the homeowner. However, many people mistake their ability to replace a light fixture with the ability to properly diagnose an electrical fault or short circuited. Moreover, many people have gotten themselves hurt by tackling electrical jobs outside of their ability. That begs the question: when should you call an electrician?