Where’s the Breaker?Electrical

Sometimes we receive service calls where we turn up and just have  to turn the breaker on to get everything working again. This is hard on  the home owner or business owner, to pay a call out fee when it was  so easy to fix, but there are many reasons why this happens. Maybe  they couldn’t find the breaker panel, or the breaker looked switched  on, or they just didn’t think about the breaker. Of course, the  opposite can happen too, where we need to work on a circuit or  equipment and we just can’t find the breaker to switch the power off  to make it safe to work on.

There are a few ways you can save yourself money in this regard.  Make sure YOU know where your breaker is so that you can check it  before calling someone out, or you can direct someone to it if you do  need a professional (remember, most call out jobs charge by the  hour!). There is also a simple tool you can buy at any of the big DIY  stores. It’s called a circuit tracer – you can plug it into a 120v socket (or  jumper leads), hook it to the equipment and, with the power still on,  you go to the panel box with the other half of the tool. It will bleep  when you get to the appropriate breaker. Simple!

Caledonia Integrated Services is an Energy Management, HVAC and  Electrical  company serving Vancouver and BC area. “There is no knowledge  that is not  power”  – giving power to our customers.


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