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Redford Electric has been providing electrical service upgrades and service panel installations for the residents of Lower Mainland Vancouver, for over 25 years. We are up to date with all BC Hydro requirements (which have changed greatly over the past few years).
If you require more power to your home or business because you are installing larger appliances, hot tub, detached shop, additional suite etc., you will need to upgrade your electrical panel.
Electrical panel installations in Vancouver are required to be installed by an Electrical Contractor according to Electrical Safety Codes. Due to the enhanced electrical dangers, the Electrical Safety Authorities have ruled that this type of work must be installed correctly and according to BC Hydro requirements, as well as the Canadian Electrical Codes.
As well the Canadian Electrical Codes have many requirements that must be adhered before BC Hydro will consider upgrading your electrical service. Electrical Permits must be applied for and inspections from municipal inspectors are required before BC Hydro will consider arriving to upgrade the electrical service to your home or business. BC Hydro and the Electrical Inspector must be contacted prior to any electrical work being completed regarding an electrical upgrade, as they have the final say as to where the new electrical service panel will need to be located (this may have changed since the original electrical service was installed).
When it comes to your home, don’t compromise on safety!
Call Redford Electric and have your electrical panel system inspected by one of our highly qualified technicians. We can help determine if the outdated fuse panel or older electrical panel needs to be replaced with a modern circuit breaker panel.
Your home or business may be in need of a service panel upgrade if: