Residential Services

TDR Electric provides top notch commercial electrical services
in North Vancouver and the entire Lower Mainland.

Residential sERVICES
TDR Electric provides top notch Residential electrical services
in Vancouver and the entire Lower Mainland.
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RESIDENTIAL Electrician Services

Why TDR Electric is your first choice for Residential Electrician service in Vancouver

We've got all your Residential Electrician services in Vancouver covered: from residential electrical remodels, to light fixture installation, appliance connection and everything in between.

Don't hesitate to ask us a question or inquire as to why a certain process has to take place. All of our staff are friendly and knowledgeable because we know what it's like to be in your shoes.

We want you to know just how special you and your project are to us, so we do our very best to ensure that you and your electrician needs always come first. We even have a complimentary estimate where we'll come out to you!

EV CHARGER INSTALLATIONS & SERVICE

Why Choose us?

We have the knowledge and expertise with 100’s of installations completed to date. We can educate you on the process and make it a hassle free installation.

This is why we were recognized in BC Business Magazine - Our founder was featured as Top 30 Under 30 as a leader in the EV Charging Industry.

What is a EV Charging Station?


When you purchase your electric vehicle you will either be provided with a cord to plug into the wall or a EV Charging station. If the dealership did not provide you with a charging station, we can provide one for you or install the one that came with the vehicle.

The EV Charging station or Tesla Wall Connector is a device that supplies electric energy to recharge the battery’s in the electric vehicle.

Solar panels

TDR Electric understands that tenant improvement projects are extremely time and budget sensitive. We work with tenants and landlords from the initial design stage through to completion, ensuring the tenant moves in on time and the landlord stays on budget.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
is a technology that converts sunlight into direct current electricity. This electronic process occurs naturally in certain types of material, called semiconductors. The electrons in these materials travel through an electrical circuit, powering the electrical devices in your home.

A Grid-Tide solar system is connected to the utility power grid. This grid connection will allow you to save more money with solar panels through better efficiency rates, net metering, plus lower equipment and installation costs.

OFF-GRID SYSTEMS

An Off-grid solar system is not connected to the utility power grid. Off-Grid solar systems can be cheaper than extending power lines in remote areas. This system would be ideal for homes in and around Vancouver Island. This system requires battery storage and a backup generator.

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2. ControllerBattery
3. BankInteractive
4. Inverter
5. Main Switch Box
6. Consumer Loads
7. Power Meter
8. Utility Service

Home Generators

Power loss from a storm or other causes, particularly one that last for a prolonged period of time, having a home standby generator is not only convenient, it is also a major relief and peace of mind.

A home standby generator will keep you and your family warm and safe in an emergency situation, you will be able to carry on with you life without interruption.

The Benefits of Generators

Standby Generators are becoming increasingly more common in businesses and residential homes. A standby generator, though like a portable generator, provides uninterrupted electrical power for days when a power outage occurs.  The generators are directly connected to the building’s power supply and operate automatically via a transfer switch.

Choosing a generator for you
: Choosing a home standby generator will depend on each individual need. Things to consider are what is considered important to you when there is a power outage.

Common items include things such as fridge and heating, but more complicated items may also be on the list. However, some items may require permits, inspections, proper installation and may need an activation. An experienced electrician can help start the process of installing a home standby generator so that you are ready for the next power outage.

RESTORATION SERVICES

Restoration Services Division was developed to meet the demands of the Insurance Restoration Industry.

This specialized work requires the rapid deployment of personnel that are uniquely qualified to deal with a variety of electrical situations throughout Vancouver, including emergencies that may occur at any time, day or night.

Our ability to provide this service in an exceptionally competitive, qualified, and reliable manner has resulted in all of the major Greater Vancouver restoration firms relying on our services.

Service panel upgrades

Your electrical service is where the power enters your home and goes to the meter base where BC Hydro records your power usage. From there the power goes to your main electrical panel. It is then distributed out to smaller breakers and branch circuits throughout your home.

Why you should upgrade your main electrical service and panel

Old main panels have limitations on available space to add circuits or they have fuses (some  insurance carriers will not insure a property that has fuses). Some old panels have had circuits added and have maxed out (most old panels are maxed out when the original construction was completed). Many old panels are of inferior quality and simply stop working and need to be replaced.

Often the heat from overloaded circuits can damage the plastic that the circuit breakers are made of, they become brittle and break, this can be a major fire hazard.An electric service upgrade is often recommended or required to increase the capacity of the existing electrical service.

With all the new appliances and technical devices we now have in our homes, we find that older homes just don’t have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand. Therefore, a "service change" is required. This may include not only upgrading your electric panel, but upgrading your meter socket, the wire between the meter and panel, the wire between the utility and the meter and the grounding system as well. A panel upgrade or replacement is usually required to alleviate a problem with the existing panel. Sometimes a breaker might overheat to the point that the buss bar in a panel gets burned. The conductors between the meter and panel may become loose and burn out the main lugs, especially common when aluminum conductors were used.  Panels that were manufactured by CEB or FPE are now discontinued and have many issues.Ask the professional electricians at TDR Electric about upgrading your electrical service or electrical panel in North and West Vancouver. We only use the highest quality brands such as Square D, Siemens and Cutler Hammer. We offer a one year warranty on everything we install . This is the heart of you electrical system, so we make sure it will last for years to come!Why should you upgrade from a fuse panel?Insurance companies have issues with insuring homes with fuse panels sometimes they will recommend that the panel be changed out for a breaker panel system. A large problem with fuse panels is that when a 15A fuse blows, most people will put a 20A or even 25A to replace it and stop it from blowing. This is very dangerous because the wires are not rated for this amperage and could cause a fire!The professional Electricians in Vancouver at TDR Electric can replace your fuse panel with a breaker panel. Let us educate you on the costs and procedures.

What is the procedure to upgrade your main electrical panel?

Call us at TDR Electric and set up a appointment for a free onsite consultation. One of our estimators will come out to look at the project and provide you with and free estimate. Once you have accepted the estimate, we will file all paperwork to open permits with the local city inspection authority, then we will contact BC Hydro prior to the upgrade. We will then schedule a day where the power will be disconnected and reconnected to your new electrical service with minimal disruption to the incoming power to your home.

Some of our services include: Panel upgrades in Vancouver, BCSub Panels in Vancouver, BCRelabelling Electrical Panel Schedules in Vancouver, BCService Upgrades in Vancouver, BCNew Grounding Systems in Vancouver, BCBreaker Replacements in Vancouver, BCNew Electrical Panel Inserts in Vancouver, BCMeter Base Replacements in Vancouver, BCUnderground Electrical Services in Vancouver, BCOverhead Electrical Services in Vancouver, BC

24/7 EMERGENCY ELECTRICAL SERVICE

TDR Electric understands that tenant improvement projects are extremely time and budget sensitive. We work with tenants and landlords from the initial design stage through to completion, ensuring the tenant moves in on time and the landlord stays on budget.

SMART HOME
DEVICES

NEST

Nest is an automated thermostat that learns and remembers the temperature preferences for your home. A nest thermostat familiarizes the daily habits of your home and programs itself to deliver the ideal temperature for your home. Its settings can also be controlled by a mobile app where it could be adjusted for a specific room and time.

Caseta by Lutron

Automatic lighting is more common in office settings, though it is now making its way to homes as well. Automatic lighting includes features like automatic dimming, occupancy sensors with motion detection as well as controlled switches. The automated controls allow you to make adjustment on the conditions that are present in your home, for example: how many people are present in the room and the daylight conditions. These types of controls are very energy efficient as you can customize how much and when the lighting is being used.

Smart Home Switches

Another popular smart home device is the “smart switch” . The smart switches are paired with the appliances in your home via a smart phone app. Through this app, you can control and automate your existing home appliances. For example, when your appliances are not in use, you will have the option to turn them off by swiping your finger.rtise is in Data, Voice, Electrical, and Security Camera Installations.