Electrical Panel Upgrade Services
An electrical panel upgrade may be required as a result of a renovation or because you’ve noticed your current panel can no longer safely keep up with the demands of your home. When you’re exploring options, know that the best electrical panel upgrade can only be completed by a certified electrician. Working with a qualified electrician in Toronto, right from the start, will help to ensure you get the proper upgrade based on your needs.
Your electrical panel is an important part of your Toronto home, as it is responsible for safely providing power throughout the entire dwelling. As your electrical needs grow and change, an electrical panel upgrade may be required to avoid safety issues and eliminate potential fire hazards.
After assessing your needs, a Langstaff & Sloan electrician can provide you with information on the electrical panel upgrade cost, which will depend on whether you choose to add circuit breakers to the existing box or introduce a subpanel to expand the box.
If you are currently experiencing any of the following issues, it’s time to contact Langstaff & Sloan to discuss an electrical panel upgrade.
- Lights dimming or flickering.
- Smell of burning or melting plastic when using electricity.
- Circuit breaker failures.
- Heat coming from your electrical panel or electrical outlets being warm to the touch.
Langstaff & Sloan can provide you with the best electrical panel upgrade to suit your needs. Not only will we be able to improve the safety of your home by completing an upgrade, but we’ll also improve the functionality and be able prepare your home for future growth.
Investing in electrical upgrades should also be thought of as a smart way to add value to your Toronto or GTA home. As mentioned, when it comes to the electrical panel upgrade cost, you’ll need to take into account the time it will take to complete the work as well as the significance of the upgrade. For example, adding more breakers takes less time than installing a new subpanel.
At Langstaff & Sloan, our team can help you understand your options when it comes to an electrical panel upgrade and then work with you to get everything completed, including the final inspection by the E.S.A. (Electrical Safety Authority). Our certified electricians are always courteous and professional, and we work hard to ensure we offer our clients competitive rates. If you think now is the time to upgrade your panel, we’d be happy to work with you. Contact us and let’s get started.
Why Choose Langstaff & Sloan?
Whether you’re looking for an electrical panel upgrade or a service upgrade, you can reach out to us at Langstaff & Sloan for support. We have been serving the GTA since 1991 and we look forward to working with you. When you choose us, you’re investing in certified electricians who bring excellence and experience to every job, along with quality service you can depend on.
When the safety and efficiency of your home is involved, you’ll want the best services to ensure the work is completed to the highest standard. You should never attempt to complete electrical work on your own or hire inexperienced, untrained contractors. This can increase the risk of electrical damage and other hazards in your home.
Instead, put your trust in Langstaff & Sloan whose team will take care of all your electrical needs as well as provide peace of mind. Here’s what we bring to the table:
- Certified electricians who provide trusted electrical service
- Competitive rates
- Complete electrical services, including troubleshooting and upgrades
- Friendly, courteous electricians who will treat your residence with respect
- Written itemized quotes, including details and costs per project
To discuss electric panels for homes or another residential electrical project, reach out to us today.
Residential Electrical Services You Can Depend On
In addition to electrical panel replacement, you can rely on us at Langstaff & Sloan for all your residential electrical services. From new installations and maintenance to basic repairs and troubleshooting, we have you covered with high-quality, friendly service.
Here are some of the residential services we offer:
- Aluminum wiring replacement: We offer rewiring and replacement of residential aluminum wiring, or pig-tailing with new devices.
- Breaker panel installations: Our team will assist you in selecting the right panel to meet your home’s current and future electrical needs.
- Cloth/rubber wiring: Connect with us to effectively address replacing your cloth/rubber wires; we can also recommend ESA grounding and bonding services.
- Knob and tube rewiring: This is our specialty at Langstaff & Sloan, and we ensure that all the holes created for the rewiring can be patched perfectly.
- Pot light repair: Contact us to address any problems with your pot lights, such as flickering burnt-out bulbs, or loose connections.
- Pot light replacement: Reach out to us to address replacing your recessed lighting with more efficient LEDs to take advantage of their many benefits.
- Renovation wiring: Whether you’re reinventing your space or replacing light switches, you can count on us for dependable service.
- Service calls: Give us a call for support from our trained staff who will troubleshoot, diagnose, and in most cases solve your electrical issues promptly and efficiently.
- Whole home electrical assessments: Receive in-depth, accurate information about your home’s electrical system, whether it’s needed to ensure your home’s safety or for insurance reasons.
At Langstaff & Sloan, we have the skills and knowledge necessary to not only complete electrical projects in your home, but also do so with minimal disruption. Safety is our top priority, so you can feel confident knowing our work will be completed to code and with your family’s best interests in mind.
To learn more or request an estimate, reach out to us.
Frequently Asked Questions
A main electrical panel is an important element in your home. It is a metal box that holds all the circuit breakers or fuses that distribute power throughout your house. Electrical panel upgrades may be needed as your home electricity needs evolve and change. A new panel can avoid some safety issues and eliminate potential fire hazards.
Updating an electrical panel may involve changing your service size, or simply changing the breaker panel. In some cases, adding circuit breakers to the existing box or introducing a subpanel to expand the box might be all that is needed. In Ontario a Permit with The Electrical Safety Authority is required. Your local utility is also involved in isolating/reconnecting the power, or approving any services size upgrades or changes. This can be a complicated process with some utilities, but we will take care of these details and costs on your behalf and explain everything so that you understand.
Our happy clients often tell us they are very relieved. The “Peace of Mind” that comes with a new panel that is properly labelled and containing whole home surge protection cannot be understated. Knowing “which breaker” and “what else” it controls is very empowering. Home insurance mobility can be impacted by outdated electrical systems. All homes should be electrically safe.
If your existing panel is located in a warm/dry place and has not been abused, it has a 25 year life expectancy on average. Any water entering through the incoming service pipe will reduce the life expectancy. If your existing panel is located in an unheated garage then the life expectancy is less. If it is in a state of neglect with missing covers and spider webs throughout it is time. Outdated or older electrical panels can be considered a significant fire hazard, and there are many benefits that come with completing an upgrade.
We recommend you speak with one of our professionals for information specific to your existing home or future needs. Sometimes our clients are experiencing dimming or flickering lights. This should be investigated independently as a new panel might not be needed. If you have warm outlets/switches/dimmers or there is a burning smell, the circuit should be turned off immediately and the source should be investigated as soon as possible. For some clients this might be the first time they realize the value of a well labelled panel directory.
A professional should be the only one to upgrade your electrical panel. Unfortunately, errors as a result of inexperienced electrical work can lead to injuries or fire. Connect with us at Langstaff & Sloan for professional expertise. You will benefit from the support of our licensed electricians who will ensure your installation is code compliant and done in a timel manner. You don’t need problems when the power to your home is off.
Timing will vary by project. For example, adding more breakers takes less time than installing a new subpanel. You can contact us to get an estimate. At Langstaff & Sloan, we work hard to ensure we offer our clients competitive rates. We provide written itemized quotes that include all the details and costs per project.
At Langstaff & Sloan, we work hard to ensure we offer our clients competitive rates. You can contact us to get an estimate. You will benefit from the support of our licensed electricians who will ensure your space is functional and up to code and receive peace of mind knowing that your electrical panel is properly upgraded.