The Heartbeat Of Your Home
Your home’s electrical panel, also known as a breaker panel or breaker box, is the heart of your home’s electrical system. Its purpose is to circulate electricity efficiently and safely throughout your home. Breakers should be checked every couple of years for burning and loose wire connections. If it’s faulty, your breakers will fail to trip when they should trip, creating a serious safety hazard.
If your current electrical usage is overtaxing the entire system, your home’s electrical systems may need a new “heart” (a breaker box or panel) to circulate enough electricity efficiently and safely throughout your home. AJs Electrical can do a load calculation to verify and confirm. For example, this would be required if you are looking to install an EV charger or add air conditioning to your home.
Why you may need a panel repair or replacement
The number one reason for repairs and upgrades of electrical panels is safety. The Canadian Electrical Code is regularly upgraded for everyone’s protection. Each Canadian home, including its breaker box, is legally required to be compliant with it.
Other reasons you will need to repair or replace a panel
- Damaged service cables
- Excess moisture
- Improper wiring (common hazard is over-sized breakers)
- Poor manufacturing
Guaranteeing a proper installation
The most common problem with faulty panels has historically been breakers failing to trip when they should trip. The key to keeping a panel running properly is keeping it up to code and calling an electrician for regular maintenance. If the electrical panel is old or obsolete, we can replace the electrical panel. Contact AJs Electrical today to ensure your electrical panel is safe and compliant with the Canadian Electrical Code, or for a free onsite estimate. We take care of acquiring the necessary electrical permit and coordinating with BC Hydro to upgrade your panel if required. We are your electrical one stop shop!
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