Electrical Panel Upgrade Offer

For a Limited Time

Free Inspection and $150 Off Panel Service Upgrade

or $75 off Electrical Panel Change

An electrical service change or panel upgrade might be just what you need to ensure your electrical system handles your family’s needs.

Your home electrical panel is the heart of your home’s power system. Don’t let your panel fail due to excess stress, or let it “wear out”.

Reasons to Upgrade or Replace Your Electrical Panel

 

Available Breaker Spaces – Upgrade

many times when doing a renovation or installing a hot tub, or just adding any electrical circuits, we then discover that there is not enough available breaker spaces and a panel upgrade, or the installation of a sub panel, becomes necessary.

Available power – Upgrade

– when adding additional power loads, depending on the size of the loads, the panel may have to be upgraded. Adding a 40A hot tub or a 60A car charger often brings the power consumption above the available limit, so one then requires a panel upgrade.

Age – Replace

– as time passes the natural wear and tear of the electrical equipment (breaker) occurs and the chance of equipment failure increases. Electrical panel manufacturers recommend panel replacements starting at around 30 years, depending on the panel brand and IF it was checked and maintained periodically.

Defective Panel Design Causing Fires – Replace

To this day an average of 2800 fires per year are a result of FPE panel malfunctions.

CAUTION: There are two brands of panels that may have major manufacturing and or design flaws that potentially put home owners at risk, they are Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) panels and certain Zinsco panels.

Federal Pacific Electric Company was one of the most common manufacturers of circuit breaker panels in North America from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Experts now say that stablock breakers can appear to work fine for years but after one over current or short circuit they can then become a fire hazard.

An expert who investigated the potential hazards of FPE panels stated that under test conditions FPE panels fail to trip at a much higher rate than standard panels. Tests have proven that one in four breakers will NOT trip causing breaker malfunction and is a fire risk.

When a breaker fails to trip and extreme amount of power from the supply surges into that circuit, it cannot be stopped or shut off manually. Electricity will flow burning the insulation off the wire and or melting equipment. The panel could over heat and catch fire causing serious harm to a home and its occupants. Many FPE panels with stab loc breakers can operate for years, but if and when they do malfunction, a fire disaster could occur.

To this day an average of 2800 fires per year are a result of FPE panel malfunctions.

What brand of electrical panel do you have? Is it safe?

Every electrical panel should be regularly inspected.

Adding more electrical devices and need more breaker spaces?

Adding more power loads requiring panel upgrade?

Just not sure but want to be safe….

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For a Limited Time

Free Inspection and $150 Off Panel Upgrade

or $75 off Electrical Panel Change

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Contact us to do a free home inspection and discuss your electrical needs.

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(587) 997-4715   info@electricalconnection.ca

Serving Calgary and Area

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