Electrical Service and Panel Upgrades in Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Comox Valley, and Surrounding Communities
Understanding Electrical Panel Upgrades
At DenMar Electric Ltd., we recognize the critical role an electrical panel plays in your home’s electrical system. With the growing demand for advanced technologies like electric cars, hot tubs, and home workshops, the need for electrical service and panel upgrades is more apparent than ever.
Why Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?
Electrical panels typically have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years, making routine inspections and timely repairs crucial for extending their longevity.
1. Manufacturer Matters:
Identify your electrical panel’s manufacturer, as some, like Zinsco and Federal Pacific Electric (FPE), are associated with quality issues. FPE panels, for example, have been classified as a fire hazard in some cases.
2. Efficiency Concerns:
If your panel is no longer deemed efficient, upgrading becomes a priority. Efficiency issues may lead to electrical failures and safety hazards.
3. Inability to Switch Off Entire Home:
A modern electrical panel should have the capability to shut off power to the entire home. If it lacks this feature, an upgrade is advisable.
4. Signs of Oxidation:
Visible signs of oxidation or corrosion on the panel indicate wear and tear, requiring prompt attention.
5. Lack of Room To Add New Breakers On Panel:
Want to install additional electrical appliances but limited by your panel. Its the perfect time to upgrade for now and the future.
Understanding Electrical Panel Terms
Knowledge of common electrical panel terms can be beneficial. Here are some terms to be aware of:
- Circuit Breaker
- Breaker Box and Fuse Box
- Load Center
- Main Electrical Panel
- Main Circuit Breaker
- Knob-and-Tube Wiring
- Aluminum Wiring
- Cloth-Covered Wiring
- Plastic-Covered Wiring
When is an Electrical Panel Considered “Too Small”?
An electrical panel is considered too small when it struggles to meet the household’s energy demands, cannot support additional circuit breakers, and experiences frequent tripping.
Our Professional Electrical Panel Upgrade Service
DenMar Electric Ltd. specializes in cost-effective electrical panel upgrades. We understand that the prospect of an upgrade may raise concerns about expenses, but with our commitment to working within your budget and schedule, we ensure a seamless transition that brings your electrical panel up to code.
We proudly offer panel upgrade and service upgrade solutions in Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Comox Valley, and all surrounding communities.
Schedule Your Free Electrical Panel Inspection
Determining the right time for an upgrade is best done with a professional, visual inspection. Contact us to schedule your free electrical panel inspection, where our experts will assess your system and provide personalized recommendations.
Invest in the safety and efficiency of your home’s electrical system. Choose DenMar Electric Ltd. for reliable electrical service and panel upgrades.
Call DenMar Electric Ltd. To Discuss Your Service Upgrades Needs
Contact our office by phone or by using our online submission form about the work you would like done. Our contact methods can be found here.
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