Service Panel Upgrades
in Richmond - British Columbia

Powering You Up!

Upgrade Your Home Electrical Panel

Your electrical service is where the power enters your home and goes to the meter base where BC Hydro records your power usage. From there, the power goes to your main electrical panel. It is then distributed out to smaller breakers and branch circuits throughout your home.

Old main panels have limitations on available space to add circuits, or they have fuses (some insurance carriers will not insure a property that has fuses). Some old panels have had circuits added and have maxed out (most old panels were maxed out when the original construction was completed). Many old panels are of inferior quality and simply stop working and need to be replaced.

Often the heat from overloaded circuits can damage the plastic that the circuit breakers are made of, they become brittle and break, which can be a major fire hazard. An electric service upgrade is often recommended or required to increase the capacity of the existing electrical service.

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With all the new appliances and technical devices we now have in our homes, we find that older homes just don’t have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand. Therefore, a “service change” is required.

This may include not only upgrading your electric panel, but upgrading your meter socket, the wire between the meter and panel, the wire between the utility and the meter and the grounding system as well. A panel upgrade or replacement is usually required to alleviate a problem with the existing panel.

Sometimes a breaker might overheat to the point that the buss bar in a panel gets burned. The conductors between the meter and panel may become loose and burn out the main lugs, especially common when aluminum conductors were used. Panels that were manufactured by CEB or FPE are now discontinued and have many issues. Ask the professional electricians at TDR Electric about upgrading your electrical service or electrical panel in North and West Vancouver.

Upgrading your electrical service panel is a crucial step in maintaining the safety and efficiency of your electrical system. An outdated or overloaded panel can be a source of frequent power outages, flickering lights, and even pose a fire risk. With TDR Electric’s expertise, we ensure a seamless transition to a modern service panel designed to meet your current and future power needs. This upgrade not only optimizes the performance of your electrical appliances but also enhances the safety of your property, while potentially increasing its overall value. Trust TDR Electric for a professional, safe, and quality service panel upgrade.

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Home Electrical Panel Upgrade

We only use the highest quality brands such as Square D, Siemens and Cutler Hammer. We offer a one-year warranty on everything we install. This is the heart of you electrical system, so we make sure it will last for years to come! Why should you upgrade from a fuse panel? Insurance companies have issues with insuring homes with fuse panels sometimes they will recommend that the panel be changed out for a breaker panel system. A large problem with fuse panels is that when a 15A fuse blows, most people will put a 20A or even 25A to replace it and stop it from blowing. This is very dangerous because the wires are not rated for this amperage and could cause a fire! The professional Electricians in Vancouver at TDR Electric can replace your fuse panel with a breaker panel. Let us educate you on the costs and procedures.

Call us at TDR Electric and set up an appointment for a free onsite consultation. One of our estimators will come out to look at the project and provide you with and free estimate. Once you have accepted the estimate, we will file all paperwork to open permits with the local city inspection authority, then we will contact BC Hydro prior to the upgrade. We will then schedule a day where the power will be disconnected and reconnected to your new electrical service with minimal disruption to the incoming power to your home.

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Nick GoodallNick Goodall
15:45 17 Nov 23
TDR was professional in all my dealings with them. They completed the work in a timely manner and to a high standard. I will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking for an electrical contractor in Metro Vancouver.
Chris AChris A
19:52 02 Nov 23
My experience with TDR was outstanding. They completed a 200 amp service upgrade + installation of a hardwired EV charger. Couldn’t be happier with the end result. TDR came up with a cost effective strategy and kept aesthetics in mind. They took the time to educate me on the process and made sure the electrical cable feeding the EV charger followed the natural lines on the exterior of our home. At first I was a bit worried how the cable might impact the aesthetics, but after seeing the final installation I couldn’t be happier. They did a fantastic job!!Why I selected TDR – At the proposal stage, Sam took the time to educate me on the job at hand. I didn’t feel he was rushing off to another project at any point. He did a fantastic job setting expectations and was quick to respond to a few change order requests. I clearly chose a great company to work with. Dillion and Matt (the folks who completed the work) were beyond friendly, professional, courteous and their work was impeccable. Thank you! Thank you!!
PeterPeter
15:47 02 Nov 23
We recently used TDR to upgrade our electrical service from a 70 amp service to a 200 amp service. Due to some rather strange BC Hydro rules, it was more complicated than we thought it would be. We were required to install a “private pole” in order to run the service to our house. TDR took care of everything; from getting the pole installed to digging the trench, (we decided to run the cable underground rather than cut down a 50 year old tree – thanks for that idea Sam), to installing the new breaker box and answering any questions we had during the project. They were friendly, easy to deal with, on time, on budget and did quality work. A special shout out to Dillan and Peter for the great work and friendly service! We would highly recommend TDR for any electrical work.
julien umjulien um
22:19 30 Oct 23
Dillon came in to install Tesla charger. He came on time and did very clean work. Appreciate your service.
Cynthia ButlerCynthia Butler
19:43 24 Oct 23
We needed to have a new electrical panel and EV charger installed in our garage and TDR did a great Job. They responded to my emails promptly and clearly explained what the various steps would be (invovled BC Hydro and City of Vancouver). The electrician Dillon was on time, very friendly and patiently answered all of my questions. Very happy with the end result.
David JozsaDavid Jozsa
21:59 16 Oct 23
TDR Electric was great to deal with from quote to finish. The entire team was super professional. Dylan did a great job ensuring everything was done to high standards. We couldn’t be happier with our Tesla EV charger install and various electrical adjustments at our home.
A PakA Pak
21:01 05 Oct 23
Sam impressed me from the beginning of our interaction when he responded to my phone call within 20 minutes, and was able to come over quickly the same day and assess my situation. He was proactive and maintained contact with both the district inspector and the appropriate BC Hydro personnel. He was very knowledgeable about the repair issue (damaged BC Hydro meter box), how to obtain the permits required in the municipality, and also patiently and respectfully walked me through the process of the power shutdown at the street level and reconnection. He kept in contact with me throughout and made this potentially stressful situation, much more manageable. The service was exemplary, the price estimate was reasonable, and I look forward to working with them again!
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