Did you know that the average home in Alexandria has already surpassed 6 full decades? That means most of the homes in city were built between 1940 and 1955 during a time when electricity was in much lower demand than it is today. In fact, from 1950 to 2010 there has been a 10 fold increase in electricity consumption by household across the entire United States. When a home goes from a single small radio to hair dryers, microwaves, refridgerators, televisions, phone chargers, & computers, it is easy to see why electrical usage has skyrocketed over the years.

The issue is that although electrical usage has increased, many home’s in Alexandria have not had their electrical systems upgraded to properly handle the increased current demand. This can lead major inconveniences like blown fuses or flipped breakers, to more serious issues like electrocution or electrical fires!

This is why it is so important to upgrade the electrical system in your home. Undergoing a electrical “heavy up” as their often called, can do wonders for your property. The increased electricity supply can put an end to all sorts of annoyances and hazards. To schedule a consultation and receive a free estimate for an electrical upgrade in Alexandria, VA, look no further than Circuit Doctors! We are the go-to locally owned, operated, and family run electrical company serving the entire city of Alexandria!

Signs that your home or business should consult an electrican regarding an electrical heavy up in Alexandria include:

  • Frequently tripped circuit breakers and blown fuses
  • Powerless outlets or lights in your home
  • Hot or warm to the touch electrical panels
  • The smell of burning or sound of crackeling near or around the electrical panel
  • Excessive use of power strips, surge protectors, and extension cords
  • 2 pronged electrical outlets throughout your home
  • Have your recently or do you plan on building additions to your home? Think new bedroom, garage, or office space
  • Installation of new large appliances like air conditioners, refridgerators, electric stoves, heat pumps etc

If any issues or events listed above ring true for you you should call Circuit Doctors today! Done correctly, electrical upgrades are intense, complex, and important and should only be performed by licensed & experienced electrical contractors.

Give Circuit Doctors a call today to schedule a free estimate for your home’s electrical upgrade in Alexandria! We’re standing by ready to help at (703) 463-9866.


Depending on the current situation and demand on an electrical system, when our electricans perform a residential electrical upgrade in Alexandria, we are typically taking the available power from roughly 200 amps up to 400. This is a good ballpark although sometimes more ampage is needed for large homes with more family members. When Circuit Doctors undertakes your home’s heavy up, you can rest assured that we will upgrade every facet of the system including:

  • Interior and exterior outlets and light switches
  • The electrical panel and any subpanels that may be on-site
  • Line-side service entrance cable
  • Meter base
  • Weather head
  • Load-side service entrance cable
  • Grounding and bonding

You can rest assured that our team of Alexandria electricans are absolute pros when it comes to electrical upgrades. They will treat your home like it’s their own!

When you choose Circuit Doctors to perfrom electrical service in your home or business you can rest assured you’ll receive:

  • Same or Next Day Service
  • Honest & Affordable Pricing
  • Emergency Service 24/7
  • Owner Takes Your Call & Works On Your Project Personally!
  • Full Spectrum of Electrical Repairs and Electrical Upgrades
  • New Electrical Installation
  • Top Quality Crafstmanship
  • Code, Compliance, & Safety Inspections


For a short time during the 60’s to about the early 70’s a good deal of homes in the Norther VA area, were built with aluminum wiring. Although thought to be a strong, reliable, and affordable option at the time, time has shown that this aluminum wiring ages very badly. It is especially vulnerable and susceptible to issues where it connects to light switches and outlets. It is a major fire hazard to homes and businesses alike and should be removed and replaced with proper copper wiring.

When you call on Circuit Doctors to begin to discuss your options for a residential heavy up in Alexandria, we can begin by performing an electrical safety inspection. This will allow us to thoroughly examine and evaluate the electrical wiring in your home and make recommendations for electrical rewiring if necessary.

Give our licensed, professional, friendly, and highly skilled electricians in Alexandria a call today at (703) 463-9866 to schedule an estimate for your residential  electrical rewiring in Alexandria. Heavy ups should only be performed by skilled and experienced electricians. Please do not attempt this on your own.  In many cases the service is much cheaper than the homeowner anticipates but the risk of doing it yourself is always grave.

Schedule your electrical upgrade in Alexandria by contacting Circuit Doctors Electrical Services today at (703) 463-9866.


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