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, Toronto
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What does it mean to overload the panel’s main breaker?
Why else would I need more power or amperage for my house panel?
The average homeowner in Toronto has a home with a 100-amp electrical panel.
In cases where home upgrades are desired, such as adding in a nice hot tub, or installing new electrical heating or central air conditioning, most of the time this means that the home will need more power to sustain the new electrical appliances.
If the new electrical additions run your total home power consumption up to 100 amps, there is a high risk of a circuit overload. A general rule of thumb to allow safe parameters in case of an overload is that panels should never exceed 80% of its maximum electrical capacity.
Therefore, upgrading to 200-amp electrical panel would allow you to obtain more electrical current, which would equal to more electrical power available for those new higher consumption appliances.
How should I start with a service and panel upgrade?
Once you are ready to upgrade your electrical panel, the first step would be to call MADE ELECTRIC and book an appointment with one of our licensed electricians. Booking times can range from 1 to 4 weeks depending on the availability of your hydro provider.
On the day of the service upgrade, a licensed electrician will come to your home and make the installation. The average time for completion from beginning to end is about one business day. Keep in mind that you will not have power in your home until the installation is completed and shortly after approved by the Electrical Safety Authority.