Electrical Panel Upgrades for Homes in Ottawa

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Electrical Panel Upgrades for the Home in Ottawa & Area

Electrical panel upgrade service near you.

Trust the pros at Francis Home to provide a smooth, seamless & professional electrical panel upgrade.

We’re proud to be an electrician homeowners can trust for safety, quality and convenient home comfort solutions.

Call us at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical panel upgrade online today.

Need a new electrical panel for your home?

Trust the certified pros at Francis Home.

There are many rites of passage that you must undergo as a homeowner in order to keep your home up to the standard of quality that you and your family deserve.

An electrical panel upgrade is one of these necessary services.

Whether it’s because you’ve noticed signs like faulty wiring, have been concerned about the amount of electricity your home is using, or it’s simply time for an electrical panel upgrade based on your home’s age, the pros at Francis are here to help.

Call us at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical panel upgrade online today.

Signs you need an electrical panel upgrade.

Not sure if you need this service just yet?

Here are some signs it’s time to upgrade the electrical panel in your home.

  • Lights are constantly flickering or dimming.
  • Using your appliances is tripping the breaker.
  • Your breaker will not reset.
  • You’re using more electricity in your home than it was designed for, or  you’re using a lot of power strips throughout your home.
  • Signs of melting or burning on your electrical panel or on power outlets.
  • Your electrical panel is old and has not been upgraded in 20+ years.
  • Your electrical panel is hot.
  • You are still using a fuse box.

Concerned about any of these issues in your home and think it might be time to upgrade?

Call us at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical panel upgrade online today.

Our Residential Electrician Service FAQs

The cost for an electrical contractor to fix existing or ongoing electrical problems in your house varies drastically based on a wide range of issues.

There are several factors at play, including:

  • The size of your home
  • Severity of the problem
  • A technician’s diagnosis, following a thorough inspection

Providing a hard estimate is difficult without knowing any of the above.

However, we do recommend that if you are concerned about electrical problems in your home, you call in a professional to take a look; it is NOT advisable to delay or leave the problem because of worries about price. Ignoring electrical problems could lead to much more dangerous issues down the road.

If an electrical outlet is not working in your home, check the breaker and switch it fully off and on.

If this does not fix the problem, call us at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical service online today.

If water has made its way into an electrical outlet in your home, turn off the breaker and search for the cause.

See if it’s a major or minor amount of water – for example, is it just a one-off issue? Or has a pipe burst or started leaking?

Determining the cause of the problem will help you know who to call, as you may also need a plumber in the event the issue is related to your home’s pipes.

Once you know the cause of the problem, give us a call at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical service online today.

To fix a tripped circuit breaker, switch the breaker fully off and on.

If this does not fix the problem, call us at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical service online today.

A lack of voltage may be an issue with your hydro provider, or it may be due to loose wiring in the home.

We recommend calling your hydro provider first to determine if the problem is on their end. If not, call us at (343) 303-0033.

An electrical wall outlet may stop working due to an issue with the breaker. It may also be a result of a broken GCFI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlet.

The wire inside may also have disconnected.

It’s best to leave finding the cause to a professional who can diagnose the issue and fix it safely.

WARNING: Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to find a short circuit in your house by yourself! Leave to this a professional electrical contractor.

Call the pros at Francis Home at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical service online today.

This issue is likely due to a bad breaker.

If this has happened in your home and it’s time for a replacement circuit breaker, call us at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical service online today.

If they’re on the same circuit, this could be due to a bad breaker or a poor wiring job.

We can diagnose this for you, so call us and our professional electrical contractors will find & fix the problem.

This may be an issue with your current hydro provider or a loose wire in your home.

If the issue begins outside, it could also be related to weather conditions; for example, heavy winds, rains or a thunderstorm.

If your home’s electrical system is aluminum, you should have an electrician inspect it every 25 years.

If your home’s electrical system is copper, regular inspections are not overly necessary, as this material is meant to last a long time.

We do recommend booking an electrical inspection when buying a house, however. It’s best to get one done before you move in to ensure everything is up to code, safe, and of the utmost quality.

WARNING: It is extremely dangerous to attempt ANY electrical work in your home by yourself. Doing so could result in serious injury or death.

Please call a professional to inspect, diagnose & fix any electrical issues you may be experiencing at home.

Contact the pros at Francis Home at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical service online today.

The cost for a residential electrical wiring service varies drastically based on a wide range of issues.

There are several factors at play, including:

The size of your home
The size of the wiring project
The scope of the wiring project – for example, new additions such as media rooms, sound systems, security systems, etc.

Providing a hard estimate is difficult without knowing any of the above.

To get started on a home assessment, contact the pros at Francis Home today.

These are some signs of poor electrical wiring in your home:

  • Melting, slightly melted or discoloured wire in panel
  • Melting, slightly melted or discoloured plugs/outlets
  • Flickering lights
  • Breakers constantly tripping

If you’ve noticed some or all of these signs, it may be time for an electrical inspection & rewiring, contact the pros at Francis Home today.

If your home is on aluminum electrical wiring, you should call an electrical contractor to replace it right away.

Aluminum wiring is not safe, and most insurance companies will no longer allow for coverage of homes that still use it.

If your home is on knob & tube wiring, you might want to consider upgrading to a more modern system.

Contact the pros at Francis Home at (343) 303-0033 or book a home electrical service online today.

How long it takes an electrical contractor to wire a house depends largely on the house’s size.

For a bungalow, for example, a relative estimate would be about one week. Homes with additional floors can expect an extra week for each floor.

This is still, however, an estimate; the actual time will vary from house to house and project to project.

Professional electricians take pride in their work.

One good example: if the breaker box in a house isn’t square, but instead appears crooked or shoddily placed on the wall, it’s likely the home’s electrical work was not done by a professional or certified contractor.

Copper wiring will last a very long time.

Aluminum, however, will last around 20 years, and should be replaced at that point.

No, not yourself; never attempt to move or remove old wiring yourself.

A certified electrical contractor should be dispatched to inspect it themselves and confirm that it is, in fact, unused. Attempting to do so yourself is not safe and could result in severe injury or even death.

Our Guarantees

We stand behind our work, whether you’re getting a new furnace or we’re doing a routine vent cleaning. We aren’t happy until you’re happy, and we will do everything we can to make your installation or repair experience a great one.

Why Choose Us?

1

No Loopholes™

We aren’t satisfied until you are completely satisfied with our craftsmanship, products, and materials. If you are not completely satisfied with our service, our people, or the quality and performance of your home comfort system within two years from the installation date, and there is nothing we can do to make it right for you, then we will gladly remove the system and return your original investment.

2

No Hassles™

If your new system breaks down within the first year, leaving you without heating or cooling, we guarantee that we will repair your system within twenty-four hours of your call or we will fix your problem for free and give you $1,000 for the inconvenience.

3

Just Right™

Not too hot, not too cold… just right!™ We guarantee that any system we install in your home will either heat or cool your system to its engineered specifications for at least five years. We also guarantee a temperature variance of no greater than two degrees Celsius on your thermostat. If not, we will make any modifications up to and including replacing the entire system at no additional charge.

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We Respect You™

We promise that while our technicians are in your home, they will respect your property and protect it from damage and leave their workspace as clean as they found it. You can always expect to be treated courteously and have your questions answered. If we fail to meet any of the high standards we have set for ourselves, we will give you our full Five Year System Check-Up Package free of charge.

ENERGY STAR® for Your Home

We’re proud to offer ENERGY STAR® certified products, the gold standard for measuring energy efficiency in North America. Whether you’re looking for a furnace, air conditioner, water heater, or heat pump, all products with the ENERGY STAR® label have undergone rigorous testing for energy efficiency.

For you, this means lower emissions and a lower energy bill.

Comfort Guaranteed

We guarantee all of our installations, for a peaceful home and mind.

Serious Service

We offer ‘round-the-clock service so that you’re always covered. No additional charges.

Trusted Experience

Francis Home Environment has been serving families in Ottawa and the surrounding area since 1933.

Certified Technicians

All of our technicians undergo an extensive background check and continual training.

Locally Expertise

We’ve been serving local families for over eighty-five years, which shows both our dedication and experience.

Exceptional Reviews

We have an average 4.9 star rating on Google, and the Better Business Bureau® has awarded us an A+ rating.

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