Electrician in Winnipeg
For all your Commercial electrical needs, Expert Electric provides a range of comprehensive solutions in Winnipeg:
Upgrades and Improvements
Create a productive ambiance for your employees and an aesthetically pleasing environment that stimulates sales.
Safety and Security
Your electrician in Winnipeg can install time controlled lighting, motion sensors and dimmers that can deter crime and help your clients and staff feel protected.
Illuminate your interior and exterior with custom lighting design and quality installation from an expert electrician in Winnipeg.
Energy Saving Solutions
Reap the benefits of updating to energy efficient lighting. Ask your electrician in Winnipeg about great energy saving lighting solutions for your business.
Expert Electric provides comprehensive solutions for all your Residential electrical needs in Winnipeg:
Upgrades and Improvements
Increase the value and status of your home with upgrades of clean, efficient, renewable energy solutions.
Safety and Security
Deter crime and light up your home with time controlled lighting, motion sensors and dimmers. An electrician in Winnipeg can help increase safety with a safety checkup.
Transform your space with custom lighting designed and professionally installed by an electrician in Winnipeg.
Home Energy Efficiency
Learn ways to save energy and you’ll be saving money. Ask your local Expert Electric electrician in Winnipeg about home energy efficient electricity.
What is knob and tube wiring?
Knob and tube electrical wiring is the oldest kind of residential wiring and it is now considered antique in the electrical trade. Porcelain knobs guide the wire along its run while porcelain tubes support the wire as it passes through wooden studs and joists. The old-fashioned wire is insulated by paper- or asbestos-wrap and is designed to be air-cooled.
Knob and tube wiring was state-of-the-art from the early 1900s until around 1950. Knob and tube systems were designed to power simple devices of the early 20th century that did not draw a lot of electricity by today’s standards.
Do I have knob and tube in my house?
If your house was built before 1950, you might have knob and tube in your house and not know it. Because knob & tube wiring is largely hidden behind walls, floors, and ceilings, and because homeowners tend to have done partial electrical upgrades over the years, it is advisable have an electrician visit your house and tell you if you have knob & tube. Signs that knob and tube is present include 2-prong outlets and no junction boxes for electrical devices, although there are more determining factors.
Expert Electric of Winnipeg can determine if you have knob and tube in your house.
Is knob and tube wiring safe?
Untouched knob and tube wiring systems are generally safe. Damaged, abused, or otherwise compromised knob and tube wiring systems may be unsafe. Some potential problems include:
Improper Splices. Knob and tube wiring systems damaged by improperly done or faulty splices can create a major fire risk.
Exposed wires. The old-style insulation meant to protect the wires can flake off due to the natural aging process, leaving wire exposed. Abuse can occur by either rodents biting through the insulation or persons mishandling the wires.
Ungrounded system. Ungrounded knob and tube wiring cannot be used to wire modern grounded electrical outlets. While the science of an ungrounded system is not defective, knob and tube systems compromised to accommodate modern electrical devices may increase shock hazard. Expert Electric of Winnipeg can perform an electrical inspection and determine a level of fire risk in your home. Since every system is different, knob and tube wiring are assessed on a case by-case basis.
What is the cost to replace knob and tube wiring?
Knob and tube wiring replacement cost depends on how many circuits and devices are in your home.
Expert Electric of Winnipeg can provide a free estimate.
I hear re-wiring a house is disruptive and messy. Will my walls look like Swiss cheese?
Expert Electric of Winnipeg are knob and tube removal experts. We pride ourselves on maximum respect to our customer’s lives and property – and the absolute minimal amount of holes.
Knob and tube wiring and insurance
Insurance companies may not write a new policy if a house has knob and tube wiring. Check with your insurance provider.
Occasionally insurance companies request an electrical inspection. Expert Electric of Winnipeg can perform the electrical inspection to determine the percentage of knob and tube in your house and provide a level of fire risk.
Benefits of knob and tube replacement
Modern day electrical standards include improvements to new wire technology, the modern grounded electrical systems, and better wire installation methods. New wire technology, temperature-rated wire contained in a nylon sheath, provides better protection than the old paper-wrapped wires. Properly grounded modern electrical systems minimize shock hazards. Wire installation methods are designed for today’s power consumption. Professional installation of a modern electrical system by Expert Electric of Winnipeg, and deactivation of your old knob and tube system, will improve your home’s safety and will often increases your house value. Overall, it is generally considered a worthwhile expense to upgrade and modernize your electrical system.
Damage from surges is one of the leading causes of electrical equipment failure. It is critical to be protected from surges that originate from both internal and external sources so they don’t halt productivity or cause electrical hazards.
Will your business still be in operation if you are hit with a surge?
Will you have to replace expensive electronic equipment?
Don’t take the risk; call Expert Electric to have your business installed with surge protectors today.
Surge Protection & Generator Back-up:
Power Surges and Surge Protection
Power surges can happen in a flash, resulting from a variety of causes and ruining your expensive electronics. Protect the technology in your home from damage with the help of a whole house surge protector.
Be prepared with a home/business backup generator that delivers power directly to your home or business electrical systems, protecting your entire home/business or just the most essential items.
Keep your lights on and your computer systems safe and operational. Including power, a generator can prevent lost customer data and employee productivity as a result of short or long-term power outages.
Home Generators are key for anyone living in severe weather areas or areas that experience power outages.
Two primary types of home generators available are Portable and Stationary (Standby) units. Call Expert Electric to determine your generator needs.
For all your commercial transformer repair and maintenance needs give our experts at Expert Electric a call. Our trained professionals are trained to deal with custom transformers to pad-mounted transformers.
Commercial Transformers are available in many forms:
- Buck Boost Transformer
- Cast Coil Transformer
- Custom Transformer
- Dry-Type Transformer
- Isolation Transformer
- Liquid-Filled Transformer
- Pad-Mounted Transformer
- Step-up & Step-down Transformer
- Toroidal Transformer
Give Expert Electric a call to find out which transformer is right for your business today!
Electricity is a service that is absolutely necessary for all aspects of modern life, but while humans have harnessed this fantastic energy for a variety of purposes, it is still not without occasional problems. In order to repair these problems, specialized training and knowledge are required to ensure that the job is done properly and safely. At Expert Electric of Winnipeg, we’ve got the most highly skilled and talented electrical contractors in Winnipeg ready to serve you. No job is too big or too small, so whether it’s installation or repair you can count on getting the best electrical contractor in Winnipeg for your needs at Expert Electric.
Since 2009, Expert Electric has been providing the best electrical contractors to Winnipeg and surrounding areas. Our long and remarkable track record of customer service is truly notable not only for the care and professionalism we offer but also for the thoroughness and punctuality of our electrical contractors. Your appointments will be honoured and your electrical problems solved in a timely fashion. At Expert Electric, we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time, providing you with a hassle and worry-free experience.
All of the electricians at Expert Electric are fully licensed and trained for highly complicated electrical work. Expert Electric of Winnipeg is proud to be a member of the Electrical Safety Authority’s (ESA) Authorized Contractor Program (ACP) so you can rest assured that any job performed will be totally legitimate, secure, and last for many years to come.
Being recognized and licensed is only a part of being a successful electrical contractor in Winnipeg. Most importantly, you need to provide a wide range of services at a reasonable cost.
All of the electricians at Expert Electric work mainly on referrals, so that we maintain a high level of service for each client that is unparalleled anywhere else.
The best electrical contractors in Winnipeg are located right here, at Expert Electric. So whether you are in need of repairs, inspection or even special, eye-catching lighting for your business, Expert Electric of Winnipeg has you covered with the on-call experts required to meet your needs. Call us today for a free estimate or to book a technician suitable for you.
When you need electrical upgrading in Winnipeg, Expert Electric should be your go-to source. Our contractors specialize in any type of electrical upgrading you may need whether it’s simple to create a more pleasant ambiance for your customers or to ensure that your home is using its electricity more efficiently.
For your business, creating the right atmosphere is crucial to make shoppers feel at home and ready to purchase your products. If the lighting is too harsh, your customers will be turned off, or worse yet, turned away. That’s why keeping your electrical systems functioning well can not only be easy on the eyes but may also translate into increased sales for your business. Expert Electric employs the most highly skilled technicians doing the best electrical upgrading in Winnipeg so that your business remains at the top of its game.
You’ve poured your heart and soul into your business and generating profits is the name of the game. Therefore, any opportunity you have to reduce your bottom line is bound to pay off in the long run. Having a qualified technician perform electrical upgrading on your Winnipeg business can make your systems run more efficiently and save you money. Installing energy-saving lighting and updating your electrical systems to the latest technology will not only ensure that your business is clean and green but may dramatically reduce the monthly cost of doing business by taking a bite out of your electrical bills.
Expert Electric also engages in electrical upgrades in Winnipeg meant to make your business more visible to passing customers. Custom lighting designs can give your business the feel and look you require to attract the clientele you want. Whether you own a retail store, bar or nightclub Expert Electric’s electrical upgrades in Winnipeg can add that extra dash of colour and mood to wow your customers. We can upgrade your store to be able to handle illumination systems to make your storefront easily visible from the street and even safely install colourful lighting for your nightclub. Adding a special splash of colour to someone’s night out can mean the difference between one-time visitors and repeat business.
At Expert Electric, we can also do electrical upgrades on your Winnipeg home. Just like any machine or system, parts wear down and become outdated over time as technology improves. If the wiring in your home is old or outdated, this can lead to higher electrical bills and loss of power, as not as much electricity is being transferred to where it needs to be. Most people tend to think of their home’s insulation as the reason for higher bills in winter but this can be even further reduced by installing up-to-date and efficient wiring. Our experts in electrical upgrades in Winnipeg will have your house making use of the maximum amount of power available and distributing it properly to where it’s needed most.
Making sure that electrical upgrades in Winnipeg are done right is our forte. Simply call us for an estimate today and learn how Expert Electric can save you money!
Electrical Panel Upgrades
Due to advances in modern technology, many homes and businesses are operating with insufficient electrical wiring. Quite often, when buildings are updated or renovated, rather than adding a new electrical panel existing electrical wiring often goes untouched.
Today’s homes and businesses use a large variety of electronic equipment, many of which require specialty outlets or dedicated circuits for safe, efficient operation. Installing a new electrical panel ensures this smooth operation, as well as safety code compliance.
Signs that you need a new electrical panel:
- Crackling sounds emitting from the electrical panel
- Corrosion or rust on the breakers or panel
- Overheating electrical service conductors
- The use of multiple extension cords
- The need for additional outlets or two-pronged (non-grounded) outlets
- Computers that are not on a dedicated circuit
- Electronic devices that do not operate at full power
- The installation of new equipment such as copiers, printers, computers, servers, projectors, and more which require dedicated or specialty outlets
- Additions or renovations to your business
- The need for a 240-volt circuit
- The addition of a sub-panel
- Your business utilizes a fuse block or split bus panel (no main breaker) – technology which is far outdated and unsafe, posing both fire and electrocution safety risks
- Your insurance company requires a new electrical panel upgrade
Installation and maintenance of your new electrical panel are complex and should only be performed by a licensed professional to ensure:
- The right size service panel to meet your needs
- Local planning permits and approvals are received
- Wiring is installed to the most current safety electrical codes, which frequently change
- A different power supply or meter is supplied by the MB Hydro before installation (when necessary)
- Existing wires are repaired and replaced where necessary, perform properly, and meet current codes
- The use of appropriate materials, including safe and proper grounding with copper
- Knowledge of your new system, including a schematic of your new panel and wiring and all functions and switches
Our technicians can install a new electrical panel in your home or business, protecting your family, employees, property and preventing electrical issues/emergencies before they occur.