Electrical Wiring in the Home/Ampacity issue

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Ben,
Thanks for answering questions here. I preface by saying I'm a jack of all trades, master at none. I do a lot of my own home electrical work, where practical and legal. However, my 1960's built home has a 125 amp rated panel of screw-in and cartridge fuses and I do understand it should be upgraded to 200 amp to service my modern needs as lights droop when the HVAC kicks on, etc. BUT - My home shares a transformer with two others. I can't even see the transformer. Bare lines travel through woods to the pole nearest my home, where residential service drops visibly split to mine, and two neighbor's houses. I noticed the other night while outside after dark that my flood lights drooped when the neighbor's HVAC kicked on. Of course this is not an ideal situation and I imagine upgrading my own panel will have no effect on this. Any advice? Should I contact the utility and demonstrate this, or in your experience, am I stuck with what I have?

Thanks again,
Michael

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Michael
I would tell the power company that you are going to upgrade to a 200 amp service and that you need them to supply you with the correct drop,seems like this is a outdated service and you have every right to have a adequate supply of voltage and amps going to your home.What they will do is either update the transformer and/or run you a new drop to your new service
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