Here are some questions to help you determine if you need a electrical panel upgrade from our electrician
– I have an old fuse panel am I at risk.
Fuses panels are long obsolete in residential settings. There are multiple issues with having a fuse panel in your home. Human error or manipulation is one of them. Also if you have a fuse
panel in your home you probably have less than a 100 amp supply (100 amp is code for nearly all homes in Calgary) Your wiring may also not be grounded properly,
so leaving you at risk of electric shock. Our Calgary electrician can fix all these issues for you.
– My Insurance company refused to renew your home insurance policy what can I do?
We deal with insurance requested upgrades all the time. Set up an appointment with one of our Calgary electrician’s and we can take care of all the required issues. We can also provide letters for the Insurance if needed. We can also deal directly with the insurer if they have any special requests.
– My panel over 15 years old?
Electrical panels and circuit breakers are like all appliances, and have a 15-20 year life expectancy. As the panel and breakers age the functionality diminishers. Circuit breaker can either trip more frequently (nuisance tripping) or not trip at all (putting the circuit at risk of overloading)
– I’m renovating my house but my electrical panel is full
This is very common. Kitchen renovation can add up to 10 ew circuits to a house. If you have limited space in the panel it may be time for an upgrade. Our electricians can take care of both the electrical panel upgrade and any other electrical work you may need doing.
– I have a circuit breakers that trip frequently?
You may be overloading the circuit, or the circuit breaker might be worn out. If you overload a old circuit breaker you have a higher chance of damaging the insulation of the wire.A new circuit breaker or electrical panel will ensure the highest level of protection
– I’m buying a older house with an old electrical panel, how much will this cost to replace.
It depends of a few different aspects. We can give a ballpark estimate over the phone with some simple questions. That way if you are looking to buy a home with an old electrical panel you have an idea of cost before purchasing
– We put an offer in on a property and the home inspector has flagged some items.
Small electrical panels and low overhead wires are a very common issues with older house sales. This is not something that should scare you off from buying your dream home. We can give you an idea of cost, or book a free estimate for an exact estimate. We can schedule the upgrade as close to move in date as possible so to minimize the hassle
– I have circuits been “doubled-up” on breakers?
Another common issues flagged with home inspectors is ‘double tapping’ of circuit breakers (more than one circuit on a circuit breaker) this is against code. A panel upgrade will usually take care of this. In Fact we can give you a good idea of cost by looking at the home inspectors report. Contact our office and let us know you are buying a house and the home inspector has some points that need looking at. We will be more than happy to help.
– I have aluminum in my house, does this need removing?
In some cases yes, but we can remediate the aluminum wiring with a permanent fix without the need for removing it. If needed we can also rewire the house with minimal drywall damage. (Click here to find out more about Aluminum Wiring)
– Has new wiring been added over the years, and does it meet code?
We find that with many years of add-ons leave electrical panels a little worst for ware. Any electrician will add circuit to your panel but only an Expert can provide the level of job of our high standards
If you answered YES to any of these questions, contact us today. Want to know more about our panel replacement systems? Click here for a brochure with all of our technical details.