||Profitable Generator-Ready Load Centers
Residential load centers can be an extra source of contractor profits.
Upgrading load centers is a competitive business with many home owners
obtaining multiple quotes. At least one manufacturer has developed an
option to give you an advantage over your competitors. Ideally
you would want to offer an inexpensive option for a residential load
center that would attract more winning bids and also be more profitable.
The “Generator-Ready Load Center” (GRLC) by Siemens can accomplish
||Easier Load Center Installation
Whether you are installing a new residential service panel or upgrading
an existing one, easier is better. Manufacturers have new labor saving
features. If you are too busy to compare options between manufacturers,
you could be losing time with each load center installation. Here
are some selected time saving features from one manufacturer, Siemens.
Their ES Series Load Centers has mounting tabs on the trim back. You can
simply hook on the tabs and the trim panel will stay in place. Then you
can locate your screws and turn them in. This is without balancing the
trim while you are trying to align the first screws.
||Load Center Considerations
Most electricians consider load centers as a basic commodity. They may
consider their supply house choice more important than the load center
brand. So they may choose whatever their favorite distributor has on the
shelf. That does not give load center manufacturers much incentive to
add new features every year.
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