Home & Commercial Wiring & Rewiring in Airdrie, Alberta

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Frequently Asked Questions About Aluminum Rewiring

What is aluminum rewiring?

Aluminum rewiring is the process of replacing or installing new electrical wiring made from aluminum in a building or home. This can be done to upgrade or repair the electrical system, or to meet code requirements.

Is aluminum rewiring safe?

Aluminum rewiring can be safe if it is installed properly by a licensed and qualified electrician. It is important to follow proper safety guidelines and to use the correct tools and materials to ensure that the electrical system is installed correctly and safely.

Can aluminum and copper wires be mixed in the same circuit?

It is generally not recommended to mix aluminum and copper wires in the same circuit due to the potential for corrosion and other issues. If aluminum and copper wires must be used together, it is important to use special connectors designed for use with both types of wire.

Why is aluminum rewiring necessary?

There are several reasons that aluminum rewiring may be necessary, including:


  • The existing wiring in a building or home is outdated or damaged
  • The existing wiring is not up to code
  • The electrical system needs to be upgraded to support new appliances or devices
  • The electrical system needs to be repaired due to problems such as shorts or electrical fires

Is aluminum rewiring more expensive than copper rewiring?

Yes, aluminum rewiring is typically more expensive than copper rewiring due to the higher cost of aluminum. However, aluminum wiring has a number of advantages over copper wiring, including a longer lifespan and greater resistance to corrosion, which may offset the higher upfront cost.

Do I need to upgrade my breaker box for aluminum rewiring?

It is possible that you will need to upgrade your breaker box when switching to aluminum rewiring, depending on the size and type of your electrical panel and the amount of electrical current being used. It is important to consult with a licensed and qualified electrician to determine if an upgrade is necessary.

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