Whether you are building a new home or undergoing a renovation, you likely have worked with a PEI electrician at some point during the process. The best PEI electricians will work closely with you to provide you with advice, considerations and tips when planning your electrical work. They will work with you to consider such things as locations for the optimal placement of outlets and lighting. What about the benefits of LED lights over an incandescent light bulb? How much more efficient are convection heaters over baseboard heaters? Do I need to upgrade from 100 to 200 amp service with the installation of electric heaters? The best electricians will be able to provide you with thorough answers to these questions, and any others you would have.
The best PEI electricians are usually in high demand; two primary drivers for the recent demand has been the construction boom and the increasing demand for PEI heat pumps. PEI electricians are responsible for safely connecting the wires from the electrical panel to the heat pump unit. Demand for PEI heat pumps has been driven in large part by the government rebates (https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/transportation-infrastructure-and-energy/energy-efficient-equipment-rebates), which are aimed to encourage customers to switch over to more energy efficient household consumption. It is important to note that all heat pump installations must include the Certificate of Compliance from the electrical permit, so be sure whomever is doing the electrical component of your heat pump has the proper accreditation.
If you are looking for one of the best electricians to undertake electrical work within your home, we have a few suggestions before you begin contacting companies:
- Explore the PEI market. Seek quotes from at least two or three companies and compare what each has to offer
- Be sure to ask for the company’s accreditation – are they Red Seal Certified? Are they bonded? For how long have they been in business?
- Read reviews about the company, including reviews on ToolBoxExperts – what do people like the most about the services they provided?
- If you are undertaking a specific project – such as having a heat pump installed in PEI – ask the electrician about their certification to undertake this work and how much experience they have in this particular area. Is it something they can complete in a timely manner?
The best electricians in PEI can be found island wide in Charlottetown, Summerside, Cornwall, Stratford, Montague, Alberton, O’Leary and throughout PEI. They always undertake their work with safety top of mind.
It is also important for homeowners to always exercise safety around electrical devices in their home. Have you ever seen someone taking a piece of toast out of the toaster while the toaster is still plugged into the electrical outlet??? This is strongly discouraged as it could lead to an electrical shock. In fact, it is a best practice to unplug all appliances or equipment before moving or cleaning them. When you unplug the appliance, be sure to unplug from the plug rather than pulling on the cord. It is recommended to unplug appliances, such as your toaster, coffee maker, etc., when they are not in use. For more electrical safety tips, check out Maritime Electric’s safety section on their website: https://www.maritimeelectric.com/safety/articles/safety-at-home/
If you are planning to have electrical work done in your PEI home, be sure to check out the below videos on helpful tips to help you plan your renovation.
Electrical Wiring in a Home Renovation: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/video/a-look-at-the-electrical-wiring-in-a-home-renovation/vp-AAvvaD3
How an electrical outlet is installed:
How to install a pendant light:
Make sure to check out our article for “Hiring your Next Service Provider – Tips for Success” for some more helpful tips on hiring PEI general contractors.
Ready to begin your electricians PEI search?
Start with our great list of https://toolboxexperts.com/?post_type=listings&listings-category=electrical and more for all your PEI residential and commercial electrical needs. If you’ve used one of these Island companies before, make sure to leave a review to help others find the best electricians on PEI. After your job is completed, leave a review on their listing about the service you received.