Electrical Panel Upgrade Services


Electrical panels are the heart of your property's electrical system. An outdated or malfunctioning panel not only poses safety risks but can also prevent you from enjoying modern conveniences and technological advancements. Our team of certified electricians specializes in electrical panel upgrade services, ensuring your home or business in the Durham Region operates safely, efficiently, and up to code.

Do you have safety concerns with your current fuse or breaker panel, here are some of the many reasons to replace your fuse or breaker panel:

 

Renovation in-house that will require new circuitry

Installing a hot tub or any other new appliance

Insurance company request

A crackling sound or burning smell coming from the panel

Overloaded or double-tapped fuses or circuit breakers

 

By upgrading you’re outdated panel you not only gain reliability and safety, you also increase your resale value. 

 

Call us today for a consultation!

 

Why Upgrade an Electrical Panel?

 

Safety: Old and outdated panels can cause circuit breakers or fuses to fail, leading to potential fire hazards. Upgrading ensures your safety and meets all regulatory standards.

Capacity: Modern households and businesses consume more power than ever. Upgrading your panel can support increased electrical loads without risking outages or damage.

Resale Value: An updated electrical system can enhance the value of your property, making it more attractive to potential buyers.

Regulations: Stay compliant with the latest Ontario Electrical Safety Code requirements to avoid legal and insurance issues.

Our Electric Service Upgrade Includes:

Electrical Panel Assessment: We start with a thorough inspection of your current system to identify any potential issues and determine the best upgrade path.

Electric Panel Upgrade: We replace outdated components with high-quality, modern equipment, ensuring your panel can handle today's electrical demands.

Electrical Panel Replacement: For panels that are beyond upgrade, we provide complete replacement services using top-tier, durable materials that offer longevity and reliability.

Post-Installation Testing and Verification: Every upgrade or replacement is followed by rigorous testing to confirm everything is operating safely and efficiently.

What to Expect During Your Service Visit:

Consultation and Quote 

Our service begins with a detailed consultation to understand your needs. We provide a clear, itemized quote that outlines all costs associated with the upgrade or replacement.

Preparation and Safety Measures 

Safety is our top priority. We take every precaution necessary, including shutting down power, to ensure a safe work environment.

Upgrade/Replacement 

Our experienced team will efficiently handle the removal of your old panel and the installation of the new one, minimizing any disruption to your daily activities.

Clean-up and Final Inspection 

We respect your property and will leave your space as clean as we found it, followed by a final inspection to ensure everything is perfect.

Why Choose Us?

Licensed and Insured: Our electricians are fully licensed and insured to provide professional electrical services in Ontario.

Local Expertise: With years of experience in the Durham Region, we are familiar with local codes and community-specific electrical needs.

Customer Satisfaction: We pride ourselves on the positive feedback from our clients and strive to maintain a high standard of customer service.

Warranty and Support: We offer comprehensive warranties on our work and are always available for follow-up support and maintenance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an upgrade or replacement take?

The duration of an electrical panel upgrade or replacement can vary depending on several factors, but typically it ranges from half a day to a full day. Generally, straightforward replacements in homes with up-to-date wiring and no complications can be completed within 4 to 8 hours, while more involved projects might take a full day or occasionally even longer if significant upgrades or repairs are required.

 

Some aspects that can influence the time it takes are the complexity of your current electrical system, the condition of existing wiring, the type of panel being installed, and local regulatory compliance. More intricate systems and outdated wiring that require significant modifications or repairs can extend the installation time. Additionally, the choice between upgrading to a higher capacity panel or switching from a fuse box to a circuit breaker, as well as adherence to local building codes and inspection protocols, can further impact the overall time frame needed to complete the project.

Do I need to prepare anything before your arrival?

 

As your electrician, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the upgrade or replacement of your electrical panel, ensuring the process goes smoothly and safely:

 

Clear Access: Please ensure there is clear access to the electrical panel. Remove any obstacles or storage items that might be in the way. This helps us start work immediately and safely without needing to move things around.

Secure Pets: If you have pets, it's a good idea to keep them in a separate area during work. This keeps them safe and prevents any distractions or accidents.

Backup Important Electronics: Consider backing up important data on your computers or other devices. While not always necessary, it's a good practice in case of unexpected power outages during the upgrade.

Plan for Power Outage: The power will need to be shut off for several hours while we work on your panel. It might be helpful to plan activities that don't require electricity and ensure that devices like mobile phones are fully charged.

Notify Affected Parties: If you live in a multi-family dwelling or if your panel upgrade could impact neighbours, let them know about the expected power outage and its duration.

 

Taking these steps will help both of us ensure that the upgrade process is efficient and free from interruptions. If you have any specific concerns or questions, feel free to ask, and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Is it worth it to upgrade your electrical panel?

Upgrading your electrical panel is often worth the investment, especially for enhancing safety, meeting increased power demands, and maintaining compliance with current electrical codes. Older panels may not safely handle the energy usage of modern appliances and devices, posing risks of overload and potential hazards such as fires. Additionally, an upgraded panel can improve your home's resale value and ensure your electrical system is efficient and capable of supporting any future upgrades or renovations you might consider. Thus, upgrading is a prudent decision if your current panel is outdated or showing signs of wear.

Do you need an electrician to upgrade your panel?

Yes, you definitely need a licensed electrician to upgrade an electrical panel. This is not only for safety reasons but also to ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations. Electrical panel upgrades involve complex wiring tasks and potential changes to your home's electrical infrastructure and must meet specific safety standards. A professional electrician has the necessary skills, experience, and tools to perform the upgrade correctly and safely. Additionally, most local jurisdictions require that such work be done by a qualified professional and typically require an inspection by a city or county official to ensure the work meets all electrical codes.

What is the lifespan of an electrical panel?

The lifespan of an electrical panel typically ranges from 25 to 40 years. However, several factors can influence this, such as the quality of the panel, environmental conditions, and the level of maintenance it receives. Regular inspections and maintenance are important to extend the life of an electrical panel and ensure it operates safely and efficiently. If you notice signs of wear, such as circuit breakers frequently tripping, rust on the panel, or flickering lights, it might be time to consider a replacement, even if the panel has not reached the upper end of its expected lifespan.

Contact Us Today!

 

Ready to schedule your electrical panel upgrade or replacement? Contact us via our website or give us a call during our business hours to book your consultation. We also offer emergency services to address urgent electrical issues promptly. Whether for safety, efficiency, or compliance, trust us to handle your electrical panel upgrade service professionally and carefully. Connect with us today and take the first step towards a safer, more efficient home or business environment.