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7 Reasons to Replace or Upgrade your Electrical Panel

An electrical panel is key component of an electrical system that acts as a central hub for controlling and distributing electric power within a houses and buildings. In this article, we will highlight when an electrical panel needs to be replaced or upgraded.

Thermal Inspection and Its Benefits in Electrical System

Thermal Inspection is a technique to analyze and visualize the temperature differences in different objects and surfaces. By reviewing the heat across the asset, one can determine the health of the asset.

Difference Between Commercial and Residential Electrical Services Explained

Electricity is an important part of our daily life. To transfer electricity from where it is generated to where it is consumed requires different materials such as conductors, transformers and other equipment. Depending on the type of end consumer (Residential vs Commercial), different level of skills and expertise is required to install and maintain these electrical materials and equipment. As such, the service performed and the skills required to install and maintain these electrical systems could vary based on the...

Why Circuit Breakers Trip and What To Do About It

A circuit breaker is an automated electrical safety device that protects electrical appliances and circuits from damage caused by excessive current when a fault occurs in a circuit. The main purpose of circuit breakers is to prevent devices from electric shock hazards such as fire or equipment damage. Circuit breakers are of different types and sizes such as Molded Case Circuit Breakers, Miniature Circuit Breakers, Air Circuit Breakers, Low Voltage Circuit Breakers and HVDC Circuit Breakers etc. Despite their huge advantage...

What is aluminum wiring, how to identify, why is it risky and how to remediate

Aluminum wiring is one of the types of electrical wiring which is done using conductors made up of Aluminum. Aluminum wiring was extensively used in the residential areas in the late 20th century, mostly from 1960s to 1970s. The use of Aluminum conductor was considered as an alternative to copper wires due to the increased prices of copper wires in late 20th century. Engineers and Electricians found the use of Aluminum conductors, instead of copper conductors, more reliable and more...

What is a surge protector and why should home install them

Surges, in reference to electricity, are sudden spikes or temporary disturbances in voltage or current in an electrical system, usually for a very short period of time, that can destroy any electrical equipment in commercial buildings and homes. Surges can be caused by various factors such as lightning strikes, fluctuations in power grid, poorly designed electrical systems, interference of electromagnetic devices, power restoration after outages and many more. Some devices which are motor driven such as air conditioners and heavy machinery...

Knob and Tube Wiring

What is Knob and Tube Wiring, What it Looks Like and How to Remediate

Knob and Tube wiring, also known as K & T wiring, is one of the types of wiring that was used for electrical installations at older homes. Before the implementation of this method another method called open wiring was used for electrical installations.

Maintenance Service Calls

Your business premises need to be available and functional when you need it. If you are looking for an experienced and reliable Electrical Contractor for your maintenance tasks, then, feel free to reach out to us.

Electrical Demolition

Electrical Demolition

Electrical demolition involves the safe removal of existing electrical wiring and devices so that new ones can be installed.

Aluminum Wiring

Aluminum Wiring Replacement

If your home was built between the 1960’s and 1970’s and the electrical wiring hasn’t ever been changed, then you may have aluminum wiring. Aluminum wiring is safe to use as long as it is connected and terminated according to the electrical code. Moreover, aluminum wiring needs to be connected to a device that is approved for aluminum wiring. The Ontario Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has a detailed article on this topic and can be accessed by clicking here. Some insurance companies...

Knob and Tube Wiring

Knob & Tube Wiring Replacement

If you own a home that was built between 1900’s and 1940’s and the electrical hasn’t been completely redone, then, you may know about knob and tube wiring. This wiring method is no longer used and you may be surprised that some insurance companies will not insure homes or renew coverage with this type of wiring as it is considered high risk. You may even have to replace the complete wiring of your home to obtain coverage or to renew.In...

Service Capacity and Load Calculation

If you are looking to add a secondary suite or install large appliances into your home, such as EV Charger, hot tub, then, you could be in a situation where your current hydro service may not be able to support the additional demand. You could end up with situations where your breakers on your panel are regularly tripping or you se flickering of lights in your home etc. These are indications of your demand outstripping supply. Whenever we install additional appliances...

Potlight Installation

Interior and Exterior Lighting

 Lights are no longer a functional item; they are a way of expressing ones creativity and personality. Moreover, LED lights have provided designers with the flexibility to get creative with their designs; they are no longer limited due to the constraints of incandescent and fluorescent lights.With a variety of design options available in the marketplace, homeowners are installing lights that make their home stand out; inside and out.No matter what type of light you are looking to install, inside or...

Single Unit to Duplex Conversion

Single Unit to Duplex or Multiplex Conversions

A single unit is generally a singly family home and with the demand for housing on the rise, some property owners and real estate investors have started to convert a singly family home to a duplex or multiples (e.g., triplex) so that more than one family can reside in that building.When a single unit is converted to a duplex or multiplex, there are some key electrical related considerations that need to be factored in. A few of these include;Upgrade...

Hot Tub Electrical Installation

Hot Tub Electrical Installation

Who doesn’t enjoy relaxing in a hot tub after a hectic day or just to enjoy the evening with your significant other. Before you get into the water, you want to make sure that the electrical installation has been performed according to specifications and by a licensed electrician. Water and electricity don’t mix so you want the peace of mind of a proper installation.

Service and Panel Upgrade

Service and Panel Upgrade

Service and panel upgrade are generally only required when your current service capacity from the hydro company is unable to meet your existing or immediate future consumption needs. Usually happens when you add significant additional load like a pool, or a hot tub, or an EV Charger, or finish your basement that consumes a lot of power, or convert a single home to multiple dwelling units, etc. Generally, older homes come with 100 amp hydro capacity, though newer homes are...

EV Charger Installation

EV Charging Installation for Business and Multi-Family Residential Units

EV Charging infrastructure installation on a commercial and industrial property is different than installing at a single-family home

Panel Replacement

Panel Replacement

Panel replacement involves replacing your current panel with a new one with the same capacity. Panel replacement does not involve upgrading service, though, if that is a better option, we will advise accordingly. There could be many reasons that would require you to replace your panel, some of them are listed below;Damaged Panel - If your current panel is damaged for any reason such as corrosion due to water, damaged bus bar, mishandling or any other reason, then, you...

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Electrical Troubleshooting and Repair

When you encounter issues with your electrical wiring or devices such as flickering lights or smoking outlets, or the fuses or breakers on your panel are continually tripping, then, all you need to do is reach out to us and you can be rest assured that our team can handle all types of such common electrical issues.As part of our troubleshooting and diagnosis process, our licensed electricians analyze the circuit, its load and determine the cause of the issue. Isolating...

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About All Electrical serving Hamilton and surrounding areas

Established in 2013, All Electrical is family owned and has been providing electrical services to customers in Hamilton and surrounding areas.