A post in another thread got me thinking and I didn’t want to derail that conversation.
For those people on the forums that have 400 Amps of service (either in one panel, or parallel feeds), how much power do you actually think you are using? I’ve seen a few times on here people mentioning x number of 20Amp breakers that total to over 200Amp, but really, when you take into consideration that its 200Amps per phase, I don’t think most people get that close.
I recently worked on a new 4500 square foot house. They installed a 200Amp service. I asked why so low and the response from the electrician was that with the exception of full electric heated houses, there isn’t really a need for it. Granted, this was new install, so appliances etc were pretty efficient, but it got me thinking.