Calgary Electrician has many years of expertise in knob and tube rewiring.
Knob and tube wiring was used in houses that were built between 1900 and 1940. Old electrical installations like this are known by their use of porcelain knobs and tubes to protect and secure the wiring. Nowadays, this type of wiring ca be replaced.
There are significant disadvantages associated with knob and tube wiring.
Knob and Tube wiring only offers 15 amp and many modern devices need more amperage. If the incorrect fuse or extension cable type is utilized, there is extra electrical overloading may arise. Also, an old wire insulation can deteriorate and increase fire hazard risks. Since knob and tube wiring is not grounded, there are more electrical risks that need to be watched out for. Insurance providers demand a higher price or refuse to offer a coverage for a house with knob and tube wiring.
Knob & Tube Replacement in Calgary
For homeowners who have to deal with demanding insurance companies, desire more control over their electrical devices, or are worried about potential safety hazards, replacement can be advantageous.
We can upgrade your electrical system to a minimum of 100 amp capacity, install proper grounding wires, outlets, and switches. To meet all safety regulations, your old knob and tube wiring will be replaced with contemporary copper wires.