Electrical Wiring in the Home/sub panel


I have 200 amp service in my home. When it was upgraded from 100 amps, a sub panel was used. Thethe main panel has a 60 amp breaker as a disconnect.  Is there any specific breakers that should be in my sub panel, and my main one? If so which ones? Could there be any savings on my bill ? I do have an above average knowledge of electrical current, amps, and sizing breakers. I do this in the hvac field. Thanks for your time.

Normally adding a sub panel does not increase the amperage, since it just draws the amperage from the main panel. I'm also confused on how the main panel can have a 60 amp disconnect if it is 200 amp service.

The only thing the breakers do is prevent overloading of the wires.  It really won't save any money on your bill.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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