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3 Electrical Upgrades to Safeguard Your Home

December 28, 2018

Safety is the number one reason you should consider upgrading the electrical system in your home.

Luckily there are preventative measures you can take by hiring an electrician in Toronto to make electrical upgrades in your home:


Upgrade #1:  Installation of Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s)


  • GFCI’s are quick-acting circuit breakers that work to switch off electric power. Installing GFCI’s outlets prevent potential injuries due to lethal electric shocks by shutting off the power very quickly; GFCI’s can also avert fires caused by short circuits or any other electrical fault


Upgrade #2: Installation of Tamper-Resistant Outlets


  • Most electricians in Toronto would agree that tamper-resistant outlets are a safer and more permanent solution rather than removable outlet covers. Tamper resistant receptacles with spring-loaded shutters allow metal prongs to connect to the electrical circuit. However, this would not allow a foreign object that is inserted into one contact opening to contact electricity. This establishes a higher degree of safety


Upgrade #3: Replacing Outdated Electrical Panel


  • Older homes were built with lower amps and fewer circuits. Circuit breaks work to secure your home by tripping and switching off when wires running throughout your home to different appliances or devices become overwhelmed and over-heat which could result in a fire. Installing an electrical panel that is up to today’s standards will prevent people from the dangers of an electrical overload such as electrocution and shock


Unsure of the age of your electrical panel? Or want an electrician in Toronto to assess your home’s electrical system? Consider A.S. Electrical Services Ltd., our licensed and highly skilled electricians offer a reputation of commitment and excellent customer service. We specialize in servicing projects such as electrical retrofitting, auditing, and complete re-writing in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. We are more than capable of assessing the safety and electrical needs of your home!