Edmonton Electrician | Electrical Service Circuit Breakers Replacement and Installations
There are many reasons your Edmonton electrician like Ryan at Hauer Power may recommend replacing you circuit breakers. A circuit breaker is an electrical switching device designed to protect electrical circuits and connected devices from excessive current, overloads, and short circuits. It is an essential component of the electrical distribution system in your home. The primary function of a circuit breaker is to interrupt the flow of electrical current when it exceeds a safe level or when a fault occurs. This helps prevent damage to electrical wiring, appliances, and equipment, and more importantly, it helps mitigate the risk of electrical fires and electrical shocks.
If you find that your circuits are overloading – that is to say the breaker trips frequently. If your current circuit breaker is quite old – not only are the new breakers more efficient, but some older models are actually dangerous and should be replaced right away. You may need a new breaker because of damaged caused by electrical faults, power surges or other electrical incidents. You may be adding rooms or circuits, and your current circuit breaker simply does not have the capacity.
Faulty Circuit Breaker Problems
Other problems that can happen if your circuit breaker is malfunctioning, or simply needs replacing is that your electrical equipment can be damaged. Unexpected power surges from when a circuit breaker fails is common. It can be quite expensive getting your electrical devices repaired, like computers, televisions, gaming systems, microwaves just to name a few. And in some cases, you need to completely replace them.
Another lurking danger, according to Edmonton electrician Ryan Hauer is that a circuit breaker that fails to trip can cause the wires to overheat. This is a fire hazard, as the circuit breaker will not stop the flow of electricity to the circuit, which means the wires will continue getting hotter until the device is turned off, or a fire breaks out. Electrical fires spread very quickly through the hollow walls, creating a dangerous situation very quickly.
Never DIY a circuit breaker replacement
If your home needs a new circuit breaker, do not try to replace it yourself. Always hire a qualified and licenced Edmonton electrician, like the experts at Hauer Power. Not only will they do the work quickly and professionally, but it will be done right, eliminating the risk of doing electrical work yourself. Working with electrical systems can be dangerous, professionals will help maintain the safety and functionality of your electrical system.
Edmonton Electrician | Call Your Electrician for a Quote
Your Edmonton electrician will want to get you a proper quote, and the only way they can do this is to come see your home, circuit breaker and wiring for themselves. This will help them understand all the variables that can impact a job. They will then assess the requirements needed to do the job, such as determining the type and specifications of the circuit breakers needed for your electrical system. They will take into consideration factors such as voltage, current rating, and the specific purpose of the circuit.
Once you approve the quote, they will schedule a time to come and do the work. They will coordinate with you not only the best time, but causing as little impact to your life, as they will need to turn off the power to your home while they do this work. Once the power is off, they can remove the panel cover, and replace the circuit breaker, and make any changes or repairs to the system needed.
Especially with older homes, once your Edmonton electrician comes in and starts working, they find problems that weren’t initially noticeable during their initial assessment. Any time this happens, they will let you know what’s going on, and what the options are. While no one wants a larger bill, Hauer Power wants to ensure your electrical work is done properly, and in a way that ensures your electrical system works perfectly. Quick and direct communication what they will do any time something unexpected happens.
Once they’ve removed your circuit breaker and installed the new one, your Edmonton electrician doesn’t call it quits. They will double check all connections to ensure they’re tight and secure. This means ensuring there are no loose wires or exposed conductors that can cause problems in your home. Once they’ve check these, they will test the circuits to ensure they are all working properly using a voltage tester.
Always Hire A Professional Electrician
Once Edmonton electrician Hauer Power ensures everything has been done properly and is working, they will replace the panel cover, and clean up anything that became untidy during their work. It’s important to know that electrical work is hazardous, so it’s essential to follow all safety precautions by hiring a licensed Edmonton electrician to handle the replacement and installation of circuit breakers.