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Electrical Contractors Ottawa

From installations to repairs and upgrades, your home’s electrical system is a crucial component to enjoying the comforts of your home all year round. With that said, like all aspects of your home, over the years, your electrical system can be prone to various problems that require professional services to fix. At Francis Home Environment, we have over 75 years of experience in electrical work. Our team consists of leading industry professionals who have the skills and knowledge to provide you with efficient electrical services with a high-quality, long-lasting result.

Call us directly or book a free consultation with one of our electrical contractors in Ottawa today for all your electrical needs.

Residential electrical services in Ottawa & Area

Francis Home residential electricians service Ottawa homeowners with residential repairs, renovations & rewiring all year round.

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

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Our residential electrical services.

Renos & Upgrades

  • Home renovations & remodeling projects
  • Whole-home electrical services: kitchen, bathroom, basements, bedrooms, living room, dining room, rec room, outdoor patios
  • Home electrical panel upgrades
  • Wiring for home appliances
  • Residential service upgrades (100, 200, or 400 amps)

Electrical Repairs & Housecalls

  • Residential electrical repair services
  • Fixing incorrectly installed house wiring, overloaded circuits, and other poor quality home electrical issues
  • Service for all home electrical elements: switches, outlets, doorbells, fans, hot tubs wiring

Electrical Installations

  • Indoor & outdoor lighting installation
  • Installation of energy efficient lighting
  • Home electric car vehicle chargers/charging stations
  • Installation of electrical components for ceiling fans, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors
  • Installation of motion lights & security systems
  • Installation of home sub panels
  • Surge protection for home electrical panels
  • Replacements of electrical fuses & breakers
  • GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) outlet wiring

Electrical Wiring

  • Whole-house rewiring service from qualified electricians
  • Wiring for smart home technology & applications
  • Knob & tube removal and replacement
  • GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) outlet wiring
  • Low-voltage & line-voltage wiring
  • Pool, spa and home hot tub wiring
  • Wiring for all home electronics (such as home theater & sound systems, security system & motion lights, phone & cable, ceiling fans) & home appliances

Home Electrical Safety

  • Residential electrical inspections
  • Electrical protection plans for proactive home maintenance

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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 613-317-2303 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 613-317-2303 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 613-317-2303 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 613-317-2303.

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 613-317-2303 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 613-317-2303 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 613-317-2303 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 613-317-2303 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.

Most major electrical work requires a permit to perform. Therefore, if you do have experience with electrical work, it is possible to do wiring throughout your own home. However, wiring a home is a complex job that requires a professional to oversee the project to ensure that it is performed correctly. Doing wiring or any other sort of electrical work in your home without prior experience can cause significant damages and injuries that are dangerous. 

Further, doing electrical work without a permit can also lead to fines and building code violations that can end up costing you hundreds to thousands of dollars. In addition, by doing electrical work without a permit, in the event that something was to go wrong and cause damage to your home, your insurance is likely not going to cover you. This includes: 

  • Electrical fires 
  • Electrocution causing injury or death
  • You can risk damaging your appliances 

Therefore, rather than risk the health and safety of you and your family, homeowners should consider hiring an electrical contractor who has years of experience and the knowledge to get the job done right. Not only will this ensure that your home is protected from damage, but you can rest assured knowing that the final result of your electrical service will be high-quality and professional. 

Types of electrical services provided by the professional team at Francis Home Environment include: 

  • Home renovations and remodeling 
  • Whole-house electrical services 
  • Electrical panel upgrades 
  • Home appliance wiring 
  • Service upgrades 
  • Electrical repairs, including incorrectly installed house wiring and overloaded circuits 
  • Indoor and outdoor lighting 
  • Energy-efficient lighting 
  • Motion lights and security systems 
  • Subpanel installation 
  • Electric car chargers 
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters wiring 
  • Whole-house rewiring 
  • Pool, spa, and hot tub wiring 
  • Home electronic wiring 
  • Residential electrical inspections
  • Home protection plans 

And more! 

For all your residential electrical needs, homeowners in Ottawa can rely on Francis Home Environment to provide them with efficient repairs, high-quality customer service experiences, and 24/7 emergency house calls. With our help, you can enjoy the comforts of your home with the peace of mind that your best interests have been kept in mind.

Generally speaking, when there is something wrong with the electrical wiring in your home, you will be able to tell. With that being said, not all the signs are as common as others which can lead to homeowners waiting until their electrical problem becomes more severe. Therefore, to avoid making electrical problems worse around your home, pay attention to these signs that could indicate that it is time to call one of our electrical contractors in Ottawa. 

  • Flickering lights throughout your home
  • Fuse Box wires that are singed 
  • Your electrical outlets feel warm to the touch
  • Your circuit breakers consistently trip 
  • There is a burning smell throughout your home
  • You hear a buzzing noise throughout your home 
  • You are using too many extension cords in your home
  • Your appliances spark every time you plug them into the wall 
  • You have experienced shocks when touching your electrical outlets 

Remember, electrical problems throughout your home can be dangerous. Therefore, knowing the signs that something could be wrong is key to diagnosing problems early on before they become more severe and cause damage and injuries to your home and family. Therefore, if you have experienced any of the above-noted signs in your home, book a free consultation with Francis Home Environment today.

Every electrical problem is different. Therefore, the cost for electrical services in Ottawa will differ depending on the complexity of the problem and what services you require. With that being said, there are some other factors that can influence the cost of the electrical service you need, including: 

  • The size of your home
  • The severity of the electrical problem
  • The diagnosis of the problem has been determined following a thorough inspection by one of our licensed electricians 

To find out more about pricing, homeowners are able to book a free consultation with us at any time. Remember, it is also recommended that homeowners do not wait to fix any potential electrical problems as it can lead to hazards such as electrical fires, electrocution, and other damages and injuries.

Beyond basic electrical fixes, the majority of electrical projects around your home should only be performed by a professional electrician. Electrical wiring is highly complex and can lead to severe injuries or death when attempted yourselves. Therefore, it is always recommended that homeowners consult with electrical contractors in Ottawa before tackling any sort of electrical job. 

When choosing an electrician in your area, it’s essential that homeowners partner with a reliable and professional one. Therefore, here are some key factors that you should look for in an electrician that will help you narrow down your search: 

  • The electrician you work with must have all the required licensing and certifications to legally work in the province. This also provides you with the peace of mind that they understand what they are doing and can perform their work correctly. 
  • Your electrician should have insurance, which ultimately protects the homeowner from liability should anything go wrong with the electrical job. 
  • You should aim to work with an electrician who has years of experience and a track record of success that proves they are able to provide you with high-quality services. 
  • An electrician should also have effective communication and be willing to answer any questions you may have regarding your electrical issue. 
  • Before any work is performed at your home, your electrician should always provide you with a free estimate on the cost of services before you sign a contract with them. 

Are you ready to work with an electrical team that has your best interests in mind? Book electrical contractors in Ottawa with the professional and experienced team at Francis Home Environment today!

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?


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.


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.


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.


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 Based & Operated

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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What Homeowners Say About Us

“I had a very complicated AC installation which was 10 feet from the house and I had a post modern furnace, a Polaris, which had limited basement clearance. The Francis home environment team were fantastic! The guys were very well trained they did their job efficiently they were tidy and they were also polite. They showed initiative and they were undeterred by my problem basement. They did excellent problem-solving! Thank you especially to Caleb and Josh and Garrison. I highly recommend this company.

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