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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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What Size Electrical Panel Do I Need?

If you are looking to upgrade an old electrical panel or replace an outdated fuse box, you’re likely going to have questions about the process including how much it will cost and what size of electrical panel you will need. There are a variety of electrical panel size options available and knowing which one is ideal for your home doesn’t have to be complicated.

Categories Frequently Asked Questions, Residential Electrical

How to Hide TV Wires When Mounted Over a Brick Fireplace

Having a TV mounted over a fireplace has become a popular option for homeowners who want to make use of their space in a functional and beautiful way. Though a TV over a fireplace is functional and looks great, the wires attached to the TV can be unsightly and distracting. In our previous post, How to Hide TV Wires Behind a Mounted TV, we offered solutions on how to hide wires that take away from the beauty of your space. However, having a brick fireplace can be a complicating factor when it comes to hiding wires.

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When Should You Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Have you been noticing flickering lights or tripped breakers more frequently? If so, you’ve possibly wondered, should I upgrade my electrical panel? It can be hard to know when it is time to replace or upgrade your breaker panel, however, there are a few common indicators that may signal that it’s time for an upgrade.

At Penfold Electric, we have helped countless clients with upgrading their existing electrical equipment such as fuse boxes or old electrical panels in favour of new, upgraded ones. We understand that it may not seem obvious that your electrical panel needs replacing. That’s why we are here to help you make sense of your home’s electrical systems. Below we outline some of the most common reasons why you should consider upgrading your panel as well as offer answers to the most frequently asked questions about panel upgrades.

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When and How to Upgrade Your Old Fuse Box

Older homes are beautiful and often full of timeless architecture and character that simply cannot be replicated in modern homes. Though structurally, you’ll likely want to hold on to the past when it comes to your old home, you’re going to want to bring its electrical components into the future. One of the most important things you can do for your home’s safety is to upgrade your fuse box and replace it with a breaker panel.