The Cost of a Full Aluminum Wiring Replacement Can Be Prohibitive. Here’s an Alternative! Aluminum wiring was once seen as the future of electricity. However, as houses were built using this lower-cost alternative to copper, the risks quickly became apparent. Today, aluminum wiring is a fire hazard in many homes and multifamily strata built between […]
Do You Need 200 Amp Service for an EV Charger?
In Many Cases, Upgrading to 200 Amp Service Will Be Necessary As electric vehicles have continued to sweep through Canada, more and more homeowners have taken steps toward EV ownership. This includes making plans to install home EV chargers in order to make charging as affordable and convenient as possible. However, the power demands may […]
Is a Smart Electrical Panel Right for You?
Here’s Why You Should Consider a Smart Electrical Panel With more and more homeowners adding new devices and technologies to their home, such as appliances, EV chargers, and home automation, panel upgrades have become increasingly necessary here in Vancouver. But much like other home technologies, new functionalities have helped electrical panels take a step forward […]
How Pigtailing Aluminum Wiring Can Reduce Insurance Liability
Pigtailing or Replacing Aluminum Wiring May Make Your Home Safer At TCA Electric, we recently completed a multi-family electrical project that included making changes to aluminum wiring in the building in order to lower the fire risk and reduce insurance liability. We accomplished this through a method called “pigtailing,” which mitigates many of the risks […]
Is 100 Amps Enough to Power a House?
If Your Home Uses a 100 Amp Panel, It’s Likely Time to Upgrade While many homeowners have chosen to upgrade, homes in Vancouver still commonly make use of 100-amp electrical panels to supply power to their residents. However, those with 100-amp panels may have noticed signs that their panels aren’t keeping up anymore with the […]
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover an Electrical Panel Replacement?
Learn More About How and When Homeowners Insurance May Cover an Electrical Panel Replacement For many homeowners, the cost to upgrade an electrical panel is one of the more significant expenses they may face when it comes to electrical work on their home. This can make it difficult to finance these projects, even though it’s […]
2023 SMART Home Upgrades You Didn’t Know You Needed
These Home Automation Upgrades Will Be Big in 2023 Home automation projects are some of our favourite jobs to work on as leading Vancouver electricians. When it comes to transforming a house into a true dream home, smart devices continue to provide a plethora of options, with advances year after year adding new functionalities and […]
Tesla Charger Install: Why You Should Hire a Pro
Looking to Install a Tesla Charger? Call the Pros at TCA! Between safety risks, malfunctions, and potential damage to your home, a licensed and qualified electrician is the only one you should trust to install a Tesla or other EV charger in your home. There are some electrical upgrades that can be carried out by […]
How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Breaker Box?
Here’s What You Can Expect to Pay for This Important Service One of the most frequent questions we get from customers is “How much will it cost to replace a breaker box in my home?” These projects can vary greatly in terms of the necessary labour and services involved, and all of these factors can […]
Sump Pump Backup Power: Preparing for BC Winter
Is Your Home Protected from Floods? Make Sure Your Sump Pump Stays Online As Vancouver’s leading electrician, we don’t generally spend much time talking about water and plumbing here at TCA Electric. Water and electricity don’t mix, after all! However, one area where water (or at least getting rid of it) and electricians do go […]