Meter Bases

Meter Base Repair

Need a meter base installed or updated? Remodeling your home and need a new meter base installed? Has the city or utility company required that you upgrade your meter base on your older home? No problem! Barney’s Electric will gladly be at your service!

So, what exactly is a meter base and why would you change one out? Both of these questions will be answered for you below, and if you have further questions or if we can assist you in any way please contact Barney’s Electric 972-771-9464. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.

What Is A Meter Base?

The meter base is where the power comes in from the power company and the meter goes into. The meter is read on a monthly basis to determine electrical usage for the previous month. Meter bases have wires and lugs where the wires attach. These lugs over years can become loose and burn up; wires can be over loaded and burn up. Once this happens our technicians at Barney’s Electric will take out a city permit and replace the meter and any other damages and then it get inspected by the city to get power restored.

Meter Bases generally do not have to be replaced very often, but they do on occasion. Below you will find reasons why a meter base would have to be replaced.

  1. Your meter base may be old and outdated – possibly not even up to city electrical code.
  2. Your meter base may be outdated so that would not pass under current National Electric Code (NEC). This means it most likely isn’t up to city code. In the event that you sell your home, the new owner may request for it to be replaced prior to closing.
  3. If a permit is pulled with a city for other electrical work being performed at the home, the city may also require that the meter base be brought up to current code as well.
  4. You may be changing the size of the electrical service in the home which may also require a new meter base be installed.
  5. When upgrading the electrical panel in the home, it may be necessary to replace the meter base.

Most importantly, like any other electrical components, safety is the number one concern. If you are concerned about the safety of your meter base, or have any questions, please contact Barney’s Electric at 972-771-9464. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.

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Rhonda Henry
Rhonda Henry

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

So Barney is my hero tonight! The AC went out this afternoon and the AC guy couldn't fix it and determined we needed an electrician! On a very hot Friday evening, right at dinner time, Barney came to our rescue. He was professional, quick, and personable! I'm so grateful for people like him who are willing to come to help - even on a Friday evening at the end of a long day! Thank you, Barney!

David Martin
David Martin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Barney and his guys came out the next day to replace a panel that had totally burned up preventing us from using our A/C in this heatwave. They didn't have to do this next day and they could have told me to wait until next week (like some of the other companies did). Barney understood that this was an emergency and came out after they already did a panel installation earlier that day (this is a time-consuming job) squeezing me in with other appointments. They worked quickly in the 100+ heat and did an excellent job. I'm very happy with the quality of the work at a reasonable price and Barney and his crew are a great team and were actually a pleasure to be around! I will use these guys much more in the future.

Melanie Craig
Melanie Craig

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Outstanding Service! Barney and his team are great!

I called Barney on a Saturday morning expecting to leave a message for a call back on Monday. I was surprised that Barney answered my call. I was able to send him a list of my needs using his website. Barney called me the following Monday morning to schedule a date for the work to be completed.

Barney and his associates arrived on time and were very courteous and professional. They replaced several electrical outlets and a light fixture, added an outlet where I needed it, repaired two ceiling fans and installed a ceiling fan on my patio. All of this was done in about 3 hours.

I mentioned to one of the associates (Rusty) that the plug on my expensive hair dryer was burned up. He helped me located a replacement plug online. I called Barney when I received the plug, and he and Rusty came by and replaced the plug on the hair dryer (no extra charge). Thanks to Rusty, I'm so happy that I didn't have to trash this expensive hair dryer!!!!

Barney's Electric is definitely who I'll go to for future electrical needs!