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100/200/400/600

Service Upgrade

We are living in modern times where most everything requires additional power and with this comes the increased demand on our electrical infrastructure.

Technical Safety BC License #LEL0209496

Benefits of A Service Upgrade

service upgrades with GRIFFLYN ELECTRIC

A panel upgrade is the starting point to having clean safe electricity use in your home. If you  are having electrical problems or electrical mysteries and you have not upgraded your panel, this is the first place an electrician will access.

Over a panel’s life-span conductors can expand and contract causing loose connections and heat. Heat can eventually lead to faulty wiring or much worse. Having a knowledgeable electrician come into your home and access your panel is one of the first steps in having safe and reliable electricity.

Appliances That Increase Power Demand

meet todays power demands

Some homes have existing 60 or 100 amp services that just cannot meet the demands of todays new appliances such as:

Service Upgrade Steps

At Grifflyn Electric we keep the service upgrade process easy, leave it in our hands.​

PERMITS

A standard installation consists of getting a Technical Safety BC Permit​

BC HYDRO

Coordination with BC Hydro, customer approval with BC Hydro, receiving a service date to install

INSTALLATION

Installation of a new meter base, service mast, and electrical panel

Steps to Your Service Upgrade

At Grifflyn Electric we keep the service upgrade process easy, leave it in our hands.

01.

Permits

A standard installation consists of getting a Technical Safety BC Permit​

02.

BC Hyrdo

Coordination with BC Hydro, customer approval with
BC Hydro, receiving a service
date to install.

03.

Installation

Installation of a new
meter base, service mast, and electrical panel

Why Choose Grifflyn Electric for your Amp Service Upgrade?

Our Service Technicians know their stuff. They are friendly, clean, and efficient at their jobs. We provide a professional installation and a printed panel schedule for your house wiring for identification of branch circuits in your home. Behn will personally orchestrate the installation and be there to communicate from beginning, middle and end until project completion.

Approximate Cost

Approximate cost of an amp upgrade is between $3500-4800.

Some installations have additional work. This additional work can include running new branch circuit wiring to the old panel location and installing a large junction boxes or installing surface 2″ conduit on the houses exterior to reach from meterbase to existing panel location.

YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Bchydro has a fee for their service technicians to run new wiring from the pole to your home.

The service mast or point of attachment to the home from bc hydro lines requires structural bolts installed. We require access in the wall to frame these points of attachment and when we are completed we install white paintable cover plates to conceal our holes until repair.  Some drywall repair may also be required at the new or old electrical panel location. We do our best to minimize damage.

Yes, we do a thorough run through of your entire house circuits and install a professional printed panel schedule of your entire home.

There are guidelines given to us by Bc-Hydro and our Canadian Electrical Code. For most basic installations a Maximum of 1 Meter away from the corner building, closest to the Bc-hydro power pole with the electrical panel on the opposing interior wall.

Yes, all of our products are purchased new and CSA approved.

Approximate cost is between $3500-4800. Some Installations have additional work such as running new branch circuit wiring to the old panel location and installing a large junction boxes or Installing surface 2″ Conduit on the houses exterior to reach from meterbase to existing panel location.