New construction electrician St. Catharines ON
If you’re in need of new construction electrical contractors, look no further than Electrician St. Catharines, a certified ECRA/ESA licensed electrical contracting company that serves the people of St. Catharines and surrounding Niagara region. When dealing with the electrical for new construction, whether it’s for your primary residence or investment property, it’s like working on a blank canvas with other team members. No outlets or panels have been installed yet, and the work has to be done alongside and coordinated with work done by other home builders or contractors. Planning is key, and we can help facilitate the process. Here are some considerations before any new build electrical work begins, and some points of conversation to have with your designers, contractors and electrician:
There will be some common standards based on your type of property, but it would be useful to jot down the amount and type of appliances that will be used. Are you looking to install a home theatre, a hot tub, other large appliances, a variety of electronics, a plethora of lightning on every level including the basement? A home housed by a retired couple with the basic appliances versus a multi-family one, for example, will require different energy requirements, and this will dictate the amount of electrical power output needed from your electrical panels.
- Where will your appliances be located?
Although it’s hard to predict exactly what appliances will be used and your exact power requirements, it’s important to make an educated guess on it. Ask yourself, “is there a possibility we will be needing (fill in the blank) in the future?” If so, these factors should be considered when deciding where to install the outlets or how to plan for the new construction electrical rough in and wiring. You want to minimize the use of extension cords as much as possible.
- Is your home energy-efficient?
Planning for an energy-efficient home will not only help the environment, but also your bank account. Installing LED lighting, dimmer switches, timer switches or programmable appliances can mean huge savings in the long run. So factor in the long-term savings from having these energy-efficient tools when presented with the new construction electrical cost.
Electrician St. Catharines prides itself in being a sought-after ECRA/ESA licensed electrical contractor. Did you know? In Ontario, not even a licensed electrician can work on your home? They have to be employed by a licensed electrical contracting business in order to perform work on your property. This rule was implemented for over a decade in Ontario to help protect property owners from fraudulent unlicensed electrical workers, but was taken a step further to ensure that every licensed electrician would be accountable under the company they work for. An interesting fact, but a necessary one to ensure you get the safest electrical service done to code on your property. So you can feel confident when you call Electrician St. Catharines for all of your electrical service needs, whether you need someone to diagnose an issue, do a simple repair, upgrade an electrical panel or in need of a new build electrician. We handle all types of residential and commercial electrical work, as well as electrical inspections, with expertise and care.