Explaining the difference between a service and internal wiring can sometimes be a challenge proposition. The image shows an undersized over crowded panel and disconnect that was corroded to the point of electrical failure. Lauterborn Electric replaced the main electrical service but the existing internal wiring still had issues that needed to be addressed. The main electrical service in your home is the foundation to your home’s electric. Without a properly sized service, the distribution of electric in your home becomes a difficult proposition. Once a main electrical service is installed it allows the capacity to run electrical lines throughout the home for a safe electrical system. We at Lauterborn Electric often go into homes that are over 100 years old and still have the original wiring. Installing an updated service is not the conclusion to problems that come with outdated wiring but the foundation to provide capacity to allow for rewiring. For all of your electrical needs contact your licensed Philadelphia electrician Lauterborn Electric.