Frequently Asked Questions

We provide residential and commercial emergency electrician services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) including Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, York, Mississauga, and Brampton. Please contact us if you have any questions about our services and how we can help with your electrical project or emergency. Below you may find answers to some common electrical questions.

What is a whole house surge protector?

It is a device that can be installed in or beside your electrical panel to protect all the appliances and electronics in your home from voltage spikes, limiting excess electrical current by blocking its flow, or shorting it to ground — much like a pressure relief valve.

Do whole house surge protectors really work?

Yes and no. You see, when it comes to protecting your home from dangerous high-voltage surges, yes, whole-home surge protectors work. But here’s the problem: Whole-house surge protectors claim to be the “first line of defense” against electrical surges. But the reality is that it all depends on the type of protection the device you install is rated for.

How much does it cost to install a whole house surge protector?

A whole-house surge protection device can protect all your electronics, appliances, telephone, Internet and cable TV equipment. The cost of installing a surge protection device can start as low as $325 including the device but price really depends on the type of device you want and type of electrical panel you have.

Why is important to label my electrical panel?

The most important reason to label your electrical panel is for the safety of you and your family. In the event of an emergency when you need to shut the power off to an appliance or receptacle, you need to know which circuit controls it. Seconds can count and during an emergency isn’t the time to start trying to figure out which breaker or fuse to turn off.

How long does it take to label a panel?

First of all, you need to understand that this is a two-person job and it’s going to take between 1.5 – 4 hours depending on the size of your home.

Which things need a dedicated circuit in my house?

Stove, Fridge, Dryer, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Sump pump, Hot tub, Microwave, Kitchen counter receptacles, Central Vacuum, Pool pumps, Freezers, some wine fridges, Furnace, Garburator, Air jet or whirlpool tubs are some examples of things that require a dedicated circuit.