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Edmonton Electrician | Appliance Additions to The Kitchen

Homeowners may not realize that adding kitchen appliances will require hiring an Edmonton electrician. Because they think all they have to do is have the appliance delivered, have the old one hauled away. And then simply plugging it in to the supplied outlets.

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The reason why this is not as simple as many people think. Is because when the home was initially built. The homebuilder, likely only wired each outlet. To the electrical specifications.

Of the appliances that were going to be plugged into them at the time. This would be done in order to save cost. Because why install heavier gauge wire, or a greater amp breaker.

When they know the requirements of the appliance ahead of time. They also would understand that each appliance needs to be on their own circuits. Therefore, there is no additional electrical ability in that outlet.

Whether people are getting a new refrigerator, a new stove and oven, a new microwave. Or if they are getting a new dishwasher. Or simply getting a dishwasher installed for the first time.

And even something that they might think is inconsequential as a new hood fan. Will require hiring an Edmonton electrician. To come in and at the very least, look at the gauge of wire and the amps in the outlet.

And compare that to the energy requirement of the new appliances. To let the homeowner know if those energy requirements exceed that outlets capability. If not, the homeowner can purchase them and plug them in just fine.

But chances are quite high that the new appliances that the homeowner is buying. Require more energy and electricity in order to run. And in that case, and Edmonton electrician will need to upgrade the outlets.


As well, in some homes, the refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Are hardwired into the electrical system. And where homeowner might think that they can simply pull them out, and put a new one in place.

The fact that they are hardwired in. Will necessitate an electrician coming in. And hardwiring the new appliance in place. Or at least removing the old appliance. And then installing it outlet. For them to plug the new appliances into.

And the electrician that is hired to do the job. Will also know that any changes to an electrical system. No matter how big or small the changes are. Will require updating the entire current electrical system in that room.

To the Canadian electrical code. Since this code changes every three years. Chances are quite high that the kitchen will need upgrading. In order for the work to be done properly, safely and to code.

Therefore, homeowners that simply think they are going to be able to buy a new fridge, or stove. And not require any additional work.

Should understand that consulting with an electrician ahead of time. Will help them make the right decisions. And save them costs that they will have to spend unnecessarily.

Edmonton Electrician | Adding Kitchen Appliances

Out of the many things that homeowners are going to do during their kitchen renovations says Edmonton electrician. Adding appliances is most likely going to be one of those things.

However, they also might be doing things such as adding a kitchen island. Perhaps a kitchen island that has a sink or some electrical outlets in them. Or they might be adding counter space and cupboards.

Adding things like undercounter lighting, or upgrading current lighting to LEDs. Or they could be changing the entire layout, and have their entire kitchen down to the bare studs.

Regardless of what kind of kitchen renovation they are planning. And no matter how big or small it is. They should be proactive, and consult with an Edmonton electrician in the first place.

Because chances are quite good that they will eventually need an electrician in to do some work. And to know this cost ahead of time. In approximately when they are going to need to call that electrician. Can help them prepare properly.

If a homeowner thinks that there going to be able to save cost. By simply allowing a general contractor to do all of the work that trades people usually do. They might end up with an unpleasant surprise.

While general contractors no a lot of information about a lot of different things. If they hire someone to do the electrical work that is not working with electricity every day. That person might end up making mistakes.


Such as not doing the grounding and bonding properly. Which can result in an electrical fire. Or simply not to do the work correctly. Which will impact the functionality of the electrical system.

Or, they might do the work properly. But not using the most current Canadian electrical code. Or without realizing that their work needs to be inspected not once, but twice. And at what stages they need to have it inspected at.

Or, they may not realize that all of the different electrical appliances such as refrigerator, dishwasher and stove. And even microwave and a hood fan. Should be on their own circuits.

And a contractor that is not an electrician. Might also not realize that even the most minor changes to an electrical system. Requires upgrading the entire system. To the current electrical code.

Which means there might be a lot that gets missed, not be done properly. Or puts the home at risk of an electrical fire, that could injure people inside. There are so many things that people need to keep in mind.

That instead of trying to worry about it all themselves. Or hope that a general contractors going to be able to do those things. They can instead simply put their minded ease.

The hiring the right professional, such as an Edmonton electrician. To do all of the electrical components. And do them properly the first time. Since the kitchen renovations are going to be the one thing.

That people do that will add huge value to their home. Doing it properly should be one of the most important concerns. Next to doing the renovations to give homeowners the kitchen of their dreams.

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