At Panel Upgrade Experts we specialise in upgrading old and outdated electrical services and panels to new, safe modern panels with enlarged electrical capacity.
Your electrical system is the heart of your home – and we want to keep it going, and going strong. We are Calgary-based electricians who specialize in updating and installing residential panels and services. From replacing, modernizing and upgrading to increasing power capacity, our expertise ensures you get the safe solutions you need and quality service you deserve.
Trusted and professional, we’re a company that does everything in our power to deliver what you’re looking for, when you’re looking for it. In fact, we’re one of the top rated electricians on the popular renovation rating website Homestars. Not sure if you need our services? Find out if you need to Upgrade or Not. Want to see what other customers have to say about Panel Upgrade Experts? Read here.
Paul was so helpful, prompt, and professional. He responded quickly to our need for a quote, booked a date and showed up on time. The work he did was well done, and then he left the basement so clean…as if he’d never been there. He took extra time to answer general electrical questions for the work we were doing ourselves. It was an A+ experience! Thanks Paul!
Aluminum and Knob & Tube Rectification Aluminum [...]
Aluminum and Knob & Tube Rectification Aluminum wiring and knob and tube wiring are both wiring methods from the past. Aluminum Wiring Aluminum wire was used in the late 60s to early 70s. Used due to high prices of copper the wiring itself isn’t the issue. The problem arises when it is improperly terminated. As aluminum wiring is not forgiving if mistreated. Special aluminum rated devices or connectors are need to provide a reliable connection. This is due to what is known as ‘Cold creep’. The aluminum expands and contracts at different rate to copper and will [...]View More
Electrical Panel Upgrade A panel upgrade or [...]
Electrical Panel Upgrade A panel upgrade or replacement is when we remove the existing 100 amp electrical panel and replace it with a new modern unit. If the old panel isn’t 100 amps a service upgrade may also be needed 100 amps is now code for almost all houses in Canada. However older homes with 100 amp panels still run into trouble with lack of space in the panel. This is when there is no room to add additional circuit into the panel. We see many houses with electrical panels with Double tapped circuit breaker. This is where an unlicensed [...]View More
Electrical Service Upgrade A service is the wire [...]
Electrical Service Upgrade A service is the wire from the electrical panel in your home to the point where it is attached to the electrical power provider system. A service upgrade can involve just reinstalling the service or service mast and keeping the original panel. THis may be due to extending the home or enlarging of windows where the current service is located. Most service upgrades include a Panel Upgrade as well. We call this a full service upgrade A full service upgrade is usually completed due to the older house having an original 60 or 70 amp service and [...]View More
Electrical Meters and Power Line Relocation The [...]
Electrical Meters and Power Line Relocation The electrical meter is usually located on the rear of the outside of your house, sometimes it located right above the electrical panel. Renovation or expansion of you home may require the meter to be in a different location. If the meter is located inside you home we can move it to the outside at an easier position for the meter readers to view. Power lines over the back yard may have one been to code, but as people build large decks some lines become reachable. This is dangerous and we can [...]View More