Author: Brian Penfold

Founded in 1978 by Trevor Penfold, Trevor was dedicated to providing electrical service that was second to none. Backed by his strong will to provide electrical services to the public at a reasonable price, Penfold Electric Ltd was born. Trevor has since taken a step back and handed off operations to his son Brian Penfold but has instilled his core beliefs into him. We are Family owned and Operated and will keep it that way to ensure our beliefs and values to provide exceptional electrical service at a reasonable price remain the same.

Categories Residential Electrical

Design Solutions for Hiding Your Electrical Panel

Design Solutions for Hiding Your Electrical Panel

If you aren’t lucky enough to have your electrical tucked away in a storage room or basement, you might be looking for ways to make its appearance less obvious. Electrical panels are necessary in any home, but they aren’t the most inviting thing to look at. Thankfully there are many options you can consider for hiding your electrical panel, regardless of where it is located. From common areas to open basements, there’s sure to be a way to cover your panel that offers functionality while being aesthetically pleasing.

Categories Residential Electrical

Do I Need a Permit to Upgrade My Electrical Panel?

DO I NEED A PERMIT TO UPGRADE MY ELETRICAL PANEL

Are you planning on completing major renovations in your home? If so, there’s a chance that you may need to upgrade your electrical panel to keep up with the electrical needs of your home. This is especially true for anyone who is adding an addition to their home or significantly increasing the number of appliances and lighting fixtures in the home, such as in the case of adding a rental unit. When it comes time to upgrade your panel, you may wonder, do I need a permit to upgrade my electrical panel? In Ontario, the answer to this question will always be yes.

Categories Commercial Electrical

All About Fluorescent Ballasts – For Your Business

All About Fluorescent Ballasts

If you own a business and have an outdoor sign, there is a good chance that it contains a ballast. Though you may have never heard of one before, it is an essential part of outdoor signage. Though a ballast generally won’t cause you any issues, a faulty one can sometimes be the cause of common problems such as flicking signs, buzzing sounds, or low output for your fluorescent lights and signage. Knowing the basics of fluorescent signs and ballast can help you stay on top of property maintenance and know who to call when you need some help.

Categories Frequently Asked Questions

How to Remove a Circuit Breaker from a Panel Box

How to Remove a Circuit Breaker from a Panel Box

If you’ve ever lived in a home with a fuse box, you may be familiar with replacing fuses and the process that is involved with completing this task. If your home has been upgraded to an electrical service panel or has had a panel box from the start, you might be unsure of what to do when a circuit breaker needs to be replaced. As with most electrical components in a home, it is often best to leave technical tasks to qualified professionals, otherwise known as a licensed electrician.

Categories Frequently Asked Questions

How to Connect a Portable Generator to Your Electrical Panel

How to Connect a Portable Generator to Your Electrical Panel

Having a portable generator is a great idea to protect your home, its contents, and the people who live in it in the event of an extended power outage. Though portable generators generally do not allow for the majority of a home to be powered, they can offer important protection to help your appliances stay powered on, keep you connected to the internet, and provide lighting and power to other electrical components of your home to keep you safe and comfortable.

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