What Is An Electrical Service?
Good question. There are electrical wires or cables feeding power to your house. If those wires run through the air, overhead, the utility company owns them. If they run underground, you (usually) own them. Either way, once they get to your house they connect to other wires, to your meter box, and to a main fuse or breaker box. You own all of that too, except for the meter itself. Combined, that’s called your “electrical service” or Service Entrance. From the overhead connection point to the breaker panel … or, from the utility pole underground (usually) to the breaker panel, you own it. And if any part of it is old, worn out, damaged or inadequate, unfortunately, you own that too.