Dangers of Aluminum wire
Copper and Aluminum expand and contract at different rates with heat which can cause the connection to become loose. This arcing will cause heat which can lead to fires. More often then not these connections are not installed properly. Aluminum also is more sensitive to micro cuts in the wire. These micro cuts will generate a hot spot in the wire. Over time these break leading to electrocution or fire hazard.
Aluminum Wiring Replacement Cost
Price includes the cost of labour.
|$40||CU/AL pigtail per device|
Fixing Aluminum Wiring
The safety of your loved ones is your top priority and having aluminum wiring in your home can be a serious safety hazard. Aluminum wiring can be a fire hazard and replacing these antiquated wiring systems is a smart move for your home. Though aluminum wiring is no longer used in new construction, those who own older homes may still have this old wiring in their home. At Penfold Electric we have more than forty years of experience in fixing aluminum wiring and helping residents of Durham Region and Northumberland County have safer homes.
If you are concerned about aluminum wiring in your home, contact us today. As a trusted and reliable electrical contractor company, we are here to help. Our certified and licensed electricians would be pleased to provide you with a quote and help you make your home a safer place.
Aluminum Wiring FAQ
This can be made safe by adding pig tails to Copper devices. These pig tails require a compound and correct wire nut. Complete Re-wire of the home.
When you are considering replacing the aluminum wiring in your home, your first concern may be, what is the cost to replace aluminum wiring in a house. There is no set answer to this question as the size of your home and the amount of wiring to be replaced will impact the costs. We are committed to being transparent about our pricing. See our pricing table or contact us today to learn more about how much an electrician costs.
Copper wiring is safe in your home as long as it is grounded. We are experts at finding un-grounded wiring and correcting according to the canadian electrical code. There are multiple options for fixing ungrounded wiring that we can thoroughly explain to you to make sure you pick the best option for you.
Older homes that have aluminum wiring may also have old fuse boxes and electrical panels. We would be pleased to assist you with your electric panel upgrade. Doing so will help ensure your home is safer and the power source more reliable.