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Electrical Panel Upgrades

Does your Home still have an old style fuse panel?

Are your current circuits overloaded?

Have circuits been “doubled-up” on breakers?

Has new wiring been added over the years, and does it meet code?

Has your Insurance Company refused to renew your home insurance policy?

Is your panel over 15 years old?

If you answered YES to any of these questions your home may be in need of a service panel upg rade.

Modern Circuit Breaker Panels are more convenient, and are built to far higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels.

Extra protection is incorporated into the latest equipment in the form of circuit breakers. The circuit breakers protect every device in the house with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there is a fault, opening the circuit and eliminating the risk of danger. There is also excellent protection available in the form of Ground-Fault Circuit Breakers and Arc-Fault Circuit Breakers.

Older equipment and wiring systems did not have to support the modern appliances of our day. Overloading and doubling up of circuits is commonly seen on older outdated fuse panels, the result of improper installations that were never inspected. This can cause fires. Upgrading or replacing these dangers in your home by installing a new Circuit Breaker Panel can eliminate these potentially dangerous situations.

HERE ARE SOME REASONS TO UPGRADE YOUR PANEL:

  • Reduce the chance of an electrical fire.
  • Eliminate doubled-up circuits.
  • Eliminate the need to replace fuses, or the chance to install the wrong size fuse, which is a common fire hazard.
  • Capacity to add additional circuits in the future.
  • Increase the resale value of your home.

DON’T COMPROMISE ON SAFETY!

First, have your system inspected by one of our highly qualified electricians. They will help you to decide whether you should have your outdated fuse or breaker panel replaced with a modern Circuit Breaker Panel.

FAQ

What is "grounding"?

Grounding in electrical terms ensures safety. When you operate an electrical appliance, current travels from your service panel to the device. Grounding provides a secure path for any unused electricity to return to the service panel. This prevents hazards, especially during a short circuit. It's like an electrical safety net, ensuring that excess electricity doesn't pose a danger, ultimately protecting you from electrical mishaps.

Is a special electrical box necessary for ceiling fan installation?

Yes, you'll need a specific electrical box for safety and support when installing a ceiling fan. Unlike typical light fixtures, ceiling fans are heavier and create more motion. To handle this, use a mounting box designed for ceiling fans. Saddle boxes are a suitable choice, typically rated for fans up to 35 pounds. These boxes are designed to secure your fan, ensuring it remains safely attached to your ceiling without the risk of falling or causing damage. Always use the right electrical box to guarantee the fan's stability and your safety.

Is it safe to buy parts and attempt a DIY panel upgrade?

Absolutely not. When it comes to your electrical panel, DIY work is strongly discouraged. Handling a panel replacement or upgrade without proper training poses severe dangers. Even minor mistakes can lead to electrical system damage and fires. High voltage shocks are a real risk. Moreover, DIY electrical work puts your home in code violation, potentially voiding your insurance. To ensure safety, compliance, and the integrity of your electrical system, it's crucial to entrust this job to licensed electricians with the expertise to handle panel upgrades correctly.

What is the difference between upgrading a panel and rewiring a house?

Upgrading a panel and rewiring a house are separate tasks. While rewiring a house involves replacing all the electrical wiring, upgrading a panel focuses specifically on replacing the electrical panel. In most cases, when a panel upgrade is necessary, the rest of the wiring is usually in good condition and does not require replacement. However, replacing the panel is often a part of rewiring a house to meet new requirements. If you have concerns about the wiring in your home, you can request an electrical inspection for a comprehensive evaluation.

Is it possible to reuse old breakers in a new electrical panel?

No, it is not recommended to reuse old breakers in a new panel. Over time, breakers can become obsolete due to defects or aging. This poses a safety risk, and if you replace the breakers later on, it may end up costing more than replacing the entire system initially. To ensure safety and efficiency, it is generally advised to replace all breakers with new ones that are approved for the new electrical panel.

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Toronto

416-800-5523

York Region

905-856-2772

Peel Region

905-460-6055

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Unknown Unknown
2023-10-17
Angie was great on the phone explained everything in detail and pleasant to speak with. Steven and Sal came by within a day, fixed everything up quickly, and the price was fair. They were extremely polite and easy to work with. I will 100% be recommending to everyone I know in the area who needs an electricians help. What an absolute blessing it was to find Hi-Lite. Thank you again! -Vinny
Krystina Samaroo
Krystina Samaroo
2023-09-05
Great service!
Chelsey Bennett
Chelsey Bennett
2023-06-27
My partner has been using this company for years and now that we share a place, I’ve seen them at work on a few projects. They really stand out as professional, careful, and thorough. I’d recco them 100% to anyone in need of a reliable electrician!!
David Alleyne
David Alleyne
2023-06-27
Highly recommended. These guys are great. Professional. Friendly. Flexible.
John
John
2023-03-23
Matthew and Steven were pleasant to deal with and we were pleased they disposed of the old lighting and fixture and didn't leave it for us.
john farres
john farres
2023-01-05
Great job with the EV charger installation. Steven took great care in making sure the job was done right!
MariaLuisa Schirripa
MariaLuisa Schirripa
2022-12-31
My husband and I would recommend this company for any of your electrical needs! They are VERY professional, fast and understanding. Luciano is awesome to speak to and his son Steven is also great. They came quickly and made us feel like a priority. Our problem got fixed and they were all extremely nice to deal with. We will definitely use them again when we need an electrical issue fixed!
Mohammad Albaroudi
Mohammad Albaroudi
2022-10-01
Great and professional service, highly recommended..
Anvar Zargarov
Anvar Zargarov
2022-09-02
We contacted Hi-Lite Electric Inc because of potentially life-threatening electrical issues we are having in our apartment that have been neglected and ignored by the property management. Luciano offered helpful advice as to how to approach the situation and find a solution; as well as providing the right contact information. He seemed like a genuine, empathic person with solid morals and was glad to help out without charging us anything due to genuine personal concern. I am very grateful people like him are still around. Thank you.

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