Updating electrical service
Posted in Blog, Residential Services Your home needs the right power supply to fulfill your day-to-day needs.Whether you want to run a few television sets, electrical dryer and charge your phone at the same time or you just want to upgrade to new appliances, an electrical service upgrade can be beneficial in many ways.but typically these panels should last up to 30-40 years without any problems.The bottom line is we make sure the heart of your electrical system, the electrical panel, will be trouble free for years and years to come. Our standard lights and receptacles work off a 14 gauge wire. So when we plug in too many devices on one circuit the fuse becomes overheated and ‘blows’.
They know that the home will be much safer with a new breaker panel than the old fuse panel. Expert Electric will file all of the appropriate paperwork with the local city department and BC Hydro prior to the upgrade.Insurance companies usually get uptight when they find out the home has a fuse panel and recommend that the panel be changed to a breaker panel system. And for those that have a fuse panel know that if the 15 amp fuse keeps blowing you can screw in a 20 amp, 25 amp, 30 amp fuse till the fuse stops blowing. By using a larger fuse we may stop the problem of the fuse blowing all the time but the wire is rated to carry only 15 amps.