Service & Panel Upgrades2023-08-02T13:37:56+00:00


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If you own an older home in Toronto, you may have noticed that it probably isn’t keeping up with today’s demands for electrical service. Modern appliances as well as technological devices have made it so we consume more energy and require more electrical outlets. That means that it’s probably time to upgrade your electrical service. Most of Toronto’s older homes were equipped with 100-amp electrical service – enough to power life decades ago, but not today.

To upgrade your home to 200-amp service, call on KNT Electric in Toronto. Our teams are led by a licensed master electrician, and we’re experienced in upgrading electrical service fully compliant with electrical code and best practices.



Upgrading your electrical service from 60 or 100 amps to 200 amps along with replacing your electrical panel. That’s because the panel would need to accommodate additional circuits. Electrical panel replacement can also become necessary when some specialty breakers are added; or when your insurance company requests that you change the panel from fuse breakers (which are associated with risk) to a breaker panel.

At KNT Electric in Toronto we only use high-quality electric panels. Our work is always conducted and/or supervised by a Licensed Master Electrician, and we’ve been serving older homes in Toronto with electrical circuitry repairs and replacement for over 30 years.


Chris M

Removal of old knob and tube wiring. Work done promptly and on-time and on-budget. Work place always cleaned up at end of day and power always restored. Very happy with the quality of the work done.

CB in Toronto

Toronto, ON


Hard to find helpful and honest guys in trades, but KNT are those guys. Tim came to our house to review our breaker panel. A previous electrician said we would have to replace the whole thing ($3-4K) and I wanted to get someone else to confirm that. Tim was honest and said it just needed a little cleaning and rust removal as it wasn’t terrible. Walked me through for 10 minutes what I would have to do and didn’t charge us at all. Thanks again for you honesty.

CB in Toronto

Toronto, ON

Knob & Tube Removal And Updates, Fixture Installations

“Tim and Bill were extremely helpful and knowledgable. The quote and the final invoice was so detailed and they were happy to explain the process and make recommendations. The daily team was very professional and worked efficiently to make the process as smooth as possible. They cleaned up every day and when all was finished, left us small neat patches to re-paint. We are SO thankful to have found”

CB in Toronto

Toronto, ON

Knob And Tube Replacement In Century Old Home

“ Excellent work. Tim’s crew were professional in getting the work done on time as promised. As promised, most of their holes were the size of a golf ball and as invasive as possible. This was important to us as we wanted to minimize the cost of repairing our plaster walls. I would however recommend going with a professional taper to re-plaster the walls. All in all, no complaints.”


Toronto, ON

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frequently Asked Questions

What is an electrical panel upgrade?2023-08-03T18:37:47+00:00

An electrical panel upgrade involves replacing or upgrading the main electrical panel in your home. The hub that distributes energy throughout your home is the electrical panel, sometimes referred to as the breaker box or fuse box. Installing a larger-capacity panel with additional circuit breakers or changing an old panel with a new one that complies with the most recent electrical code standards are two common ways to upgrade the panel.

Why should I consider upgrading my electrical panel?2023-08-03T18:37:06+00:00

There are several reasons to consider upgrading your electrical panel:

Increased capacity: A higher electrical load can be accommodated by an upgrade, meeting the power needs of contemporary electronics, appliances, and smart home gadgets.

Safety improvements: Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), which guard against electrical dangers including fires and shocks, are two sophisticated safety elements that are frequently included in upgraded panels.

Code compliance: Current electrical code standards might not be met by an old electrical panel. Your electrical system will be upgraded to ensure compliance with safety standards and laws.

Home value: Assuring potential purchasers that the electrical system is secure and capable of satisfying their needs, an improved electrical panel can raise the value and marketability of your house.

What are the signs of an outdated or overloaded electrical panel?2023-08-02T13:36:17+00:00

Signs that your electrical panel may be outdated or overloaded include:

• Frequent tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses.

• Flickering or dimming lights, especially when using multiple appliances.

• Overheating or buzzing sounds coming from the panel.

• Burning smells or signs of scorch marks around the panel.

• Outlets or switches that are warm to the touch.

• Outdated panels with fuses instead of circuit breakers.

How do I know if I need an electrical panel upgrade?2023-08-02T13:33:57+00:00

There are several indicators that you may need an electrical panel upgrade:

Frequent circuit breaker trips: If your breakers trip often, it could mean that your panel isn’t able to withstand the load.

An insufficient number of circuits: If you frequently utilise extension cables or power strips because there aren’t enough outlets, your panel may be old and short on the appropriate circuits.

Outdated panel: Your electrical panel needs to be upgraded to a more contemporary and secure system if it is outdated and uses fuses rather than circuit breakers.

Home renovations or additions: A house improvement may be required to meet the increasing power demands if you intend to add more rooms, appliances, or large electrical loads.