At Panel Upgrade Experts we specialise in upgrading old and outdated electrical services and panels to new, safe modern panels with enlarged electrical capacity.
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
Calgary based electrical contractors specializing in upgrading and installing residential electrical panels and services.
Our services include but are not limited to Replacing 100 amp electrical panels, Replacing old use boxes with new modern panels, upgrading undersized 60 or 70 amp panels and services to 100 amps, increasing the power to your panels to 200 amp (sometimes needed for hot tub and air conditioning units to be installed, when electrical meters need to be moved of overhead power lines need to be raised.
Our highly skilled electricians are also experts at removing knob and tube wiring and rectifying aluminum wiring in your home
Expect curious and professional staff on every visit. Panel Upgrade Experts prides itself on our level of service and willingness to go the extra mile for all of our customers
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!