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Planning renovations? Here’s why you need a certified electrician to do the wiring

A certified electrician cuts a wire.

Electrical wiring and upgrades are a vital part of any home renovation. While you may be tempted to do the work yourself, hiring a certified electrician has numerous safety and cost benefits. Here are some reasons why you should have a certified electrician do the wiring in your home when you plan on doing renovations.


What is a certified electrician?


In Ontario, professional electricians are regulated by the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). Under the ESA’s designation, a certified electrician has a certification number and works for a licensed electrical contracting business. When you hire a certified electrician to handle the wiring for your home renovation, you know you’re getting someone who has met essential qualifications and is working under the supervision of an approved electrical service provider.


Benefits of hiring a certified electrician


When you’re in the middle of a home reno project, what may look like a simple task can quickly turn into an overwhelming mess of interconnected circuitry. Many people are knowledgeable about electrical systems, but there are certain critical benefits only a qualified electrician can provide.


  • Certification is proof that they’ve met key skills, knowledge and experience benchmarks to do the job

  • They can handle the necessary ESA filings on your behalf to ensure your home is up to code

  • Their work is insured, and you can ask for a guarantee

  • The person doing the work knows how to avoid getting injured on the job


Although DIY electrical work may be cheaper in the short term, you’ll save money by hiring a pro because you won’t have to worry about redoing the work, damage from short circuits or other problems that a certified electrician is trained to prevent and avoid.


Do you need an electrical system update?


Whether or not you have any home improvements planned, if you’re frequently blowing fuses or tripping breakers, your wiring may be due for an electrical system upgrade. Additionally, any signs of heat or burning — including burn marks on electrical outlets, odours or sparks — are an urgent signal to have your electrical system inspected by a certified electrician. Whatever the scope of your renovations, it’s wise to have a professional inspect your wiring before you start.


Certified electricians in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and Woodstock


At Aire One Heating & Cooling, we provide extensive electrical services carried out by certified electricians to keep all your home’s systems working safely and effectively. We also offer energy evaluation audits to determine if you’re making the most efficient use of your energy. We serve customers in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Woodstock and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.




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