4-Star Electric Ltd.

Rewiring & Aluminum Wiring Replacements in Calgary, AB

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It’s Time to Upgrade to Safer Electrical Wiring

Many of the homes built in Alberta during the 1960s and 70s used aluminum wiring for their electrical systems. But this outdated wiring material could be the reason your home experiences electrical problems.

4-Star Electric is here to rewire your home with safer and more reliable copper wiring. Eventually, every home needs to replace aluminum wiring that’s become warped, eroded, and dangerous.

Our experts evaluate your current electrical materials and install a system that protects your home and family better.

The 4-Star Electric 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We never accept payment until you’re 100% SATISFIED with a job well done! We’ll always ask for your approval of our electrical workmanship before taking payment for any rewiring service.

Our Repair & Replacement Guarantee

If any of your new wiring fails in the first 3 YEARS, we’ll replace it absolutely free. All rewiring services are guaranteed. If any wiring we install fails, we’ll replace it at no extra cost.

The 4-Star Advantage

Family-Owned & Operated

We’re a local business that believes in building community and treating every customer, and their home, with respect. Learn our story.

Experienced, Trusted Electricians

33 years and counting, providing Calgary homeowners and business owners worry-free services for everything electrical.

Upfront Pricing

We provide crystal-clear pricing before any electrical work is done. You’ll have peace of mind knowing there are no surprises when it comes to billing.

100% Satisfaction

We strive to exceed expectations with every job and will always ask for your approval. You don’t pay until you are 100% satisfied!

Aluminum Electrical Rewiring FAQs

If you have any questions about aluminum wiring or rewiring services, please give our friendly specialists a call. Here are some common questions our customers ask.

How can I tell if my home has aluminum wiring?

The first thing to note is that aluminum wiring was only permitted as a home wiring material in the late 1960s and 1970s. So if your home was built before or after that date, it’s unlikely you have aluminum wiring.

If you’re unsure of the age of your home, aluminum wiring can be identified by its colour. Aluminum is silver in hue, while copper is a yellow or rust colour. You can also look for a label on the wire jacket (outside layer). It will be marked as “AL” or “aluminum.”

Our electricians can always assess your home’s electrical and let you know what materials are used for your home’s wiring.

Quite simply, aluminum wiring is inferior to copper as an electrical conductor. It was used to save costs in past eras, but there are challenges when using aluminum for home wiring.

Aluminum is sensitive to temperature changes and expands and contracts. The compression quality of aluminum wiring is high, so wires can easily bend and distort. Aluminum wiring is also sensitive to moisture (corrosion) and oxygen (oxidization).

All of these problems can lead to aluminum wiring losing its conductivity and becoming a fire threat. Rewiring with copper is one way to eliminate the shortcomings of outdated aluminum wiring.

Not always. Although aluminum wiring has many safety concerns, you do not necessarily need to rewire your entire home. When properly installed, aluminum wiring is safe. But the lifetime of aluminum as a wiring material is limited to about 80 years.

Homes built in the 1960s or 70s with original aluminum wiring should have their electrical systems inspected regularly by a certified electrician. Wiring that is distorted or corroded should be replaced immediately. The safest course of action is to rewire your entire home.

In simple terms, the cost of rewiring an entire home is based on the total length of wire being replaced and the number of outlets your home has. Larger homes are more expensive to rewire.

Unless your outlets are rated for both copper and aluminum wiring, they will also need to be replaced to be compatible with your new wiring. Aluminum wiring should not be connected to copper except with the help of an electrical expert.

All of these factors affect the price of home rewiring services.

4-Star Electric has fully-stocked trucks on the ground in the greater Calgary area every day. Our team is available 24/7 to answer your call!

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