Frequently Asked Questions

When should I consider calling an electrician?

About 30,000 people experience electrical shocks every year, and, unfortunately, about 1,000 end up being fatal. If you don’t feel comfortable dealing with electricity, just don’t it. The cost of hiring a licensed electrician is far less than the alternative.

Why would I need a new electrical circuit?

In general, the NEC (National Electrical Code) recommends the installation of a dedicated circuit whenever a permanent, or large appliance (usually with a motor), is considered. Typical examples include:

·  Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EV Chargers)

·  Hot tubs, and spas

·  Electric Dryers

·  Pumps

·  HVAC equipment

·  Electric Ovens, ranges and furnaces

·  RV outlets

·  Garbage disposals

·  Dishwashers

·  Refrigerators, and Freezers 


A new circuit might be needed also when you install, and simultaneously use several devices connected to a standard 15 amp circuit. Tripping GFCI outlets or breakers are usually the first indication you might need a new circuit.

What do I do if my circuit keeps overloading?

The first thing you need to check is weather you have installed a new device in that circuit, and how frequent you’re using it. As an example, if you have recently installed a Treadmill in a non-dedicated 20A circuit, you might find your breaker tripping, unless no other appliance or device is running at the same time.

If your circuit keeps overloading, NEVER attempt to change your breaker to a higher amperage, since it could cause damage all of your devices or cause wires to burn inside your walls. Instead, if possible, try to redistribute the appliances to other circuits, or run them at different times.

You should also thing about installing a new circuit to handle the extra electrical load. If your lights dim when you turn on electrical devices, or if more than

Do you install ceiling fans?

Yes. We replace and install ceiling fans and bathroom exhausts.

i own a 32-old house, should I upgrade my electrical panel?

Electrical panels have an average life expectancy between 20 and 30 years. While a well maintained panel could last longer, your panel probably needs at least some upgrade since many new amenities and electrical devices have been incorporated in our day-to-day lives over the years.

At this stage, an upgrade of your electrical panel would increase safety, allow you to add new appliances or equipment, and increase your property’s resale value, so we advise to seriously consider that option.

What types of electrical services do you provide?

We offer a wide variety of services to residential and light commercial customers, including troubleshooting, repair, and new installations.

One can get a better sense of our complete service offer by navigating our website. Here is just a glimpse of the services we enjoy doing:

  • Installation of dedicated circuits, like those used with Nema 14-50 outlets and Spa disconnects.
  • Installation of EV Chargers (EVSE), such as Tesla, ChargePoint, Juice Box, Ford, and others.
  • Landscape Lighting Projects.
  • Security lighting (eg. Floodlights).
  • Light renovation projects (usually with LED technology).
  • Repair and installation of indoor fixtures and fans.
  • Panel upgrades.
  • Troubleshooting power issues.

Can you change an existing switch to a dimmer switch?

Yes. We could replace your existing switch by a dimmable one, but first make sure you also get dimmable bulbs with your fixture.

how much do you charge and how long it takes to install an eV ChargING STATION (EVSE)?

The cost to install and Electrical Vehicle Charging Station (EV Charger) will vary according to the distance and complexity of the wire path connecting the device to the electrical panel. The shorter that distance, the less material and labor will be required for the installation.

Please talk to us to get a FREE estimate for your project.

How can I tell when an electrical outlet is not safe or needs to be replaced?

Some signs of a bad outlet are quite obvious, like black marks around the plug inserted into the receptacle, but others are more subtle, like a humming, or buzzing sound. In some cases, our electrician will be able to solve the problem by reconnecting the wires in a proper manner, but if the contacts are too oxidized, he/she will have to replace your receptacle.

On a related topic, if you smell anything like burning plastic or an uncommon acrid smell, call your electrician immediately, as a wire could be burning.

Do you offer free estimates?

We do offer FREE estimates, but its accuracy will depend on the level of information we can gather about the project.

Whenever a new circuit installation is required, besides getting pictures of the electrical panel and other electrical components, we determine the distance and wire path needed to connect the new outlet to the panel. We’ll usually travel to the customer for a refined estimate when the project is more complex, and the distances involved are larger.