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Pot Light Installation in Ottawa, ON

Anchor Home Comfort electricians are proud to provide homeowners with residential potlight installation service.

Renovating your home with pot lights as part of the plan?

  • With their natural ability to enhance the look, feel & overall atmosphere of any area in your home, pot lights are a great choice for adding a fresh, modern appeal to your home.
  • You can count on the qualified local electricians at Anchor Home Comfort for potlight installation projects of any size.
  • Whether it’s one room, your whole house or parts of both the indoors & outdoors of your property, our installers work with a dedication to satisfying service that doesn’t stop until we know you’re fully happy with how your home looks & feels.

What should I do if water gets into an electrical outlet?

  • If water has made its way into an electrical outlet in your home, turn off the breaker and search for the cause.
  • See if it’s a major or minor amount of water – for example, is it just a one-off issue? Or has a pipe burst or started leaking?
  • Determining the cause of the problem will help you know who to call, as you may also need a plumber in the event the issue is related to your home’s pipes.

Once you know the cause of the problem, give us a call at (343) 644-4492 or book a home electrical service online today.

How do I fix a tripped circuit breaker?

  • To fix a tripped circuit breaker, switch the breaker fully off and on.

What causes an electrical wall outlet to stop working?

  • An electrical wall outlet may stop working due to an issue with the breaker. It may also be a result of a broken GCFI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlet.
  • The wire inside may also have disconnected.
  • It’s best to leave finding the cause to a professional who can diagnose the issue and fix it safely.

What does it mean when a circuit breaker fails without tripping?

  • This issue is likely due to a bad breaker.

If this has happened in your home and it’s time for a replacement circuit breaker, call us at (343) 644-4492 or book a home electrical service online today.

Why would outlets and a ceiling fan suddenly stop working?

  • If they’re on the same circuit, this could be due to a bad breaker or a poor wiring job.

My room’s electricity randomly turns off and on again. Why?

  • This may be an issue with your current hydro provider or a loose wire in your home.
  • If the issue begins outside, it could also be related to weather conditions; for example, heavy winds, rains or a thunderstorm.

What are the risks of trying to do electrical work yourself?

  • WARNING: It is extremely dangerous to attempt ANY electrical work in your home by yourself. Doing so could result in serious injury or death.
  • Please call a professional to inspect, diagnose & fix any electrical issues you may be experiencing at home.

Contact the pros at Anchor Home Comfort at (343) 644-4492 or book a home electrical service online today.

How much does electrical wiring in a house cost?

  • The cost for a residential electrical wiring service varies drastically based on a wide range of issues.

There are several factors at play, including:

  • The size of your home
  • The size of the wiring project
  • The scope of the wiring project – for example, new additions such as media rooms, sound systems, security systems, etc.

Providing a hard estimate is difficult without knowing any of the above.

To get started on a home assessment, contact the pros at Anchor Home Comfort today.

How do I know if my home’s electrical wiring is bad?

These are some signs of poor electrical wiring in your home:

  • Melting, slightly melted or discoloured wire in panel
  • Melting, slightly melted or discoloured plugs/outlets
  • Flickering lights
  • Breakers constantly tripping

If you’ve noticed some or all of these signs, it may be time for an electrical inspection & rewiring, contact the pros at Anchor Home Comfort today.

How do I know when it’s time to replace my electrical wiring?

  • If your home is on aluminum electrical wiring, you should call an electrical contractor to replace it right away.
  • Aluminum wiring is not safe, and most insurance companies will no longer allow for coverage of homes that still use it.
  • If your home is on knob & tube wiring, you might want to consider upgrading to a more modern system.

How long does it take an electrician to wire a house?

  • If your home is on aluminum electrical wiring, you should call an electrical contractor to replace it right away.
  • Aluminum wiring is not safe, and most insurance companies will no longer allow for coverage of homes that still use it.
  • If your home is on knob & tube wiring, you might want to consider upgrading to a more modern system.

What are signs that electrical work was done by an amateur?

  • Professional electricians take pride in their work.
  • One good example: if the breaker box in a house isn’t square, but instead appears crooked or shoddily placed on the wall, it’s likely the home’s electrical work was not done by a professional or certified contractor.
  • How long does a home’s electrical wiring last?
  • Copper wiring will last a very long time.
  • Aluminum, however, will last around 20 years, and should be replaced at that point.

Can I (and should I) remove old unused electrical wiring?

  • No, not yourself; never attempt to move or remove old wiring yourself.
  • A certified electrical contractor should be dispatched to inspect it themselves and confirm that it is, in fact, unused. Attempting to do so yourself is not safe and could result in severe injury or even death.

Contact the pros at Anchor Home Comfort at (343) 644-4492 or book a home electrical service online today.

Our FAQS

Providing you With Answers & Solutions
  • How are homes heated in Ottawa and when should the heat be turned on?

    The majority of homes in Canada are heated by furnaces. Of these, some use oil or propane-based furnaces, but most are natural gas-based. While most homes are heated by some type of furnace, you may find other heating methods in local homes, such as baseboard heaters, solar heaters, heat pumps, and boilers.

    As a homeowner, it’s up to you to decide when to turn your heat on. In essence, when your home’s temperature is uncomfortably cold, that’s likely a sign to switch your heating system on. According to the World Health Organization, the ideal indoor temperature is between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius.

  • How much does HVAC cost in Ottawa?

    This question is impossible to answer as there are many different HVAC services available to local residents. For example, the cost of installing a central air conditioner isn’t the same as repairing a furnace or heat pump. The type of service – whether it be an installation, repair, replacement, or maintenance – as well as the type of unit (heat pump, furnace, air conditioner, boiler, etc.) are two factors that will determine the cost.

    Other factors that will impact how much your HVAC service costs include the size of your home, the age and condition of your home’s existing ductwork (if applicable), and the extent of the problem, in the case of repairs. The best way to find out the price of an HVAC service in Ottawa, Ontario is to request a quote from Anchor Home Comfort.

  • How do I know if my HVAC system is working properly?

    If you notice any of the following signs, it might signal a problem: uneven temperatures, problems with humidity levels, a rattling or buzzing sound coming from your furnace, or an unexplained spike in your utility bills.

    If these signs sound familiar, or you want peace of mind knowing your HVAC system is working as it should, contact Anchor Home Comfort. We will send a certified technician to inspect your HVAC system. We even have a 24/7 emergency line, and there is no extra charge for emergency, weekend, holiday, or after-hours service calls.

  • How often does my HVAC system need maintenance?

    Homeowners should book a maintenance service for their HVAC system once a year.

    Maintenance services are one of the most effective preventative ways of ensuring your HVAC system is functioning optimally and preserving your system. Having your air conditioner, furnace, heat pump, or whatever unit you use annually assessed by a professional extends its lifespan, makes your system more energy efficient, and can save you money down the line.

    Anchor Home Comfort offers some of the most thorough HVAC maintenance services in the Ottawa region. During the maintenance service, your technician will do the following: inspect the thermostat and heating system and calibrate it as needed, lubricate all moving parts in the system to decrease friction, clean and replace the air filter, if necessary, test the system’s safety controls and startup cycle, and complete a written analysis of their findings.

  • How often should a furnace or air conditioner be replaced?

    Modern furnace and AC units are designed to last between 10 and 20 years. In contrast, if your home is outfitted with a new, modern AC unit, it is more likely to last between 15 and 20 years.

    Signs your furnace or AC might need to be replaced include uneven heating and cooling, a rise in utility bills without explanation, visible rust or cracks on your existing unit, humidity problems, or buzzing or rattling sounds. If any of these signs sound familiar, get in touch with Anchor Home Comfort. We can answer your questions or send a technician to your home to inspect your HVAC system. Please note that we offer same-day and next-day installations of both heating and cooling systems in Ottawa.

  • How much does it cost to install central air in Ottawa?

    Many Ottawa homeowners prefer central air conditioners. Unlike their window or portable counterparts, central air conditioning tends to be more effective. With Ottawa summers only getting hotter, AC isn’t just a luxury anymore. If you’re thinking of installing central air conditioning in your Ottawa home, you’re probably wondering how much it’s going to cost. This ultimately depends on several key factors, such as the size and layout of your home, the age and condition of your home’s existing ductwork, and the size and model of air conditioning unit you buy. Beyond the initial price of installation, you should also budget for the cost of running the unit. However, if you’re replacing an older central air conditioner with a new model, then your monthly energy bills may decrease due to greater energy efficiency.

    Overall, the best way to find out the cost of installing a central A/C unit in your Ottawa home is to request a free quote from Anchor Home Comfort.

What Homeowners Say About Us

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  • “Excellent experience all around!” - Kevin N.
  • “Professional and efficient service.” - Tom B.
  • “They really are the whole package.” - Cheryl H.
  • “They were amazing at getting my heat pump installed cleanly, quickly, and efficiently. With knowledge of the humidity coming, we wanted to make sure we had ways to battle that and these guys were rockstars at making that happen” - Kyle T.
  • “Dan and Zach installed our new furnace. All I can say is wow! In a few short hours we’ve noticed a massive improvement in heating our home. They were courteous, friendly, and efficient.” - Doug S.
  • “If I could give them six stars I would.  It was a large job and it took two days but the technicians were professional, polite and did a great job. We couldn't be happier both with the Lennox furnace and heat pumps we chose.” - Daniel N.

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      Anchor Home Comfort has been based in Ottawa since 1986. We’ve had a lot of time to get to know our neighbours.

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