The electrical service and panels are responsible for ensuring enough electricity reaches all your devices. A panel upgrade will increase the safety of your home.
Service and Panel Upgrade, Oakville
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know when my electrical panel was last updated?
What happens if I go overcapacity?
Going over the system’s limit can cause a breaker to trip, making it so you need to go down to the electrical panel to reset it. This is not the worst possible outcome, since at best, it can be a minor inconvenience and occasional annoyance. The worst possible outcome however, especially within older systems, is that it can spark an electric fire. Especially if there is nothing protecting the home, going overcapacity poses a huge risk to you, your family, and your property.
What does the upgrade process look like?
When contacting an electrical contractor, they will usually ask you a few questions about your home, your already existing appliances, and your regular electrical usage. An inspection will allow the electrician to confirm your demand calculation, after which they will usually give recommendations on whether you need an upgrade and how much it costs to do so. Once the upgrade is decided on, they will ask you to co-ordinate the appointment with your hydro provider to have your power shut off while the upgrade is being completed. The power should be off for a minimum of four hours on the day of the upgrade. After it is completed, power will be restored, and all that’s left to do is rest assured and enjoy your new upgrade!