What Is a Service Upgrade and How Do I Know If I Need One?

An electrical service upgrade is an increase in the amount of power (amperage) supplied to your home by BC Hydro.

Service upgrades are usually done during home renovations or additions, but many are done as the need for electricity in a home increases and begins exceeding the available power provided by BC Hydro.

For example, you may find that your breakers begin to trip repeatedly, that your lights dim or flicker, or that some of your outlets appear discolored. If any of these things are happening, contact an electrical contractor. Your electrician will troubleshoot the problem(s). If the problems aren’t easily repairable or if your service is overloaded, you might need an estimate for the repair or replacement.

Call or email us to book a service call and/or an estimate. Our contact info is at the bottom of this post.

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