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Copper Tailing for Aluminum Wiring

Do you have an older home in Ottawa? Whether you live in the Glebe, Centretown, Rockcliffe Park, Vanier, Westboro or elsewhere in Ottawa, many older homes have aluminium wiring. Today’s wiring standard, of course, is copper wiring. But copper is expensive, and a complete copper wiring overhaul of your older Ottawa home could get pretty pricey. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay with an outdated, subpar or even potentially unsafe alumnimum wiring system as it is. There is an alternative, one that is more cost-effective and still safe for peace of mind.

Pigtailing is the electrician’s term for adding copper wiring, wherein we add short strips of copper wiring to the ends of your home’s existing aluminum wiring. This is a safe method that helps prevent aluminum wiring from failing, overheating and/or causing fire.

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Pigtailing Aluminum Wiring for Peace of Mind

Why choose pigtailing over total replacement with copper wire? In a nutshell, it’s a cost-effective alternative. If you are concerned about safety, rest assured that pigtailing with copper wire bits adhered to the existing aluminum wire is an approved method that has proven to be safe and effective. Copper wiring can be prohibitively expensive for a homeowner to replace fully on an existing aluminum wiring. But pigtailing is a happy medium, giving you the advantage of copper wire’s durability and peace of mind without the cost of a full wiring replacement.

As master electricians serving Ottawa homeowners and property managers for over a decade, we have performed copper wire pigtailing on a number of older homes in Ottawa. If you have a house that was built in the 1970s, 1960s or earlier with aluminium wiring, talk to Lumos today about the benefits of copper wiring pigtailing.

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May 7, 2020

The entire Lumos crew is a pleasure to work with. A very clean, polite, and professional company that I would recommend for any size of project. The work always comes out pristine!

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May 7, 2020

Great company to work with. On time, on budget and always willing to work around my project schedules. I would highly recommend them!

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May 7, 2020

Top shelf in every aspect including service, advice, workmanship, and price!

Steve Papousek
May 7, 2020

Rob was great to deal with right from the start. Came in promptly and was very open about the issues that the previous home owners left us, and fixed it up efficiently. Highly recommended

Blair McNaughton
May 7, 2020

I had an issue involving my hydro meter and conduit. I called lumos electric and had the pleasure of working with Mr. Cleator. He is a very knowledgeable and talented electrician who had everything under control from the start of the job to the finish. Everything was taken care of for me and issue was resolved. They turned a bad situation into a safe and satisfied one. I would highly recommend Lumos electric for any electrical needs!

S Skublics
May 5, 2020

Very professional. Very knowledgeable. Very affordable. They had wonderful ideas and pointed out several deficiencies in the lighting that could be greatly improved. They gave us a list of suggestions and then let us pick what we wanted to do - no pressure, no sales pitch. Our new lighting is functional and beautiful. I highly recommend them. Thanks Scott and Rob.

Marv Flower
May 5, 2020

I had Rob (and his crew) out twice to do some work for me. Bang up job, fast and efficient. Had them in to pigtail aluminum wiring in our new home to satisfy insurance. He noticed some code violations and remedied them. Had them add a light in the ceiling in the kitchen. They did everything from in the attic no holes to repair. Added a plug in the bathroom, again no holes to repair. Good job!

May 5, 2020

Needed to install 14 potlights throughout the main floor. Decided to try Lumos Electric and was NOT disappointed.
These guys are knowledgeable, professional, offer great customer service, fair pricing AND they did an amazing job. Scott and Matt arrived on time and cleaned up after the job was done. I would definitely go with Lumos again for any future work. Highly recommended!

May 5, 2020

At short notice I reached out to Lumos to assist with running a new 40amp line to our stove. Scott and Rob were able to help almost immediately and did an amazing and very professional job. We will for sure us them again in the future.

May 5, 2020

Scott and his friendly helpful team provided great service at a fair price in a timely manner. Easy communication with Scott at all stages of the project was welcome. Highly recommended!

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Not only are we experts when it comes to general home and commercial wiring, but we can help light up your space. Lighting places an integral role in creating ambiance in a space. When done right, lighting can elevate any space.

If you’ve got a vision in mind, we can help you plan some logistics for lighting decisions. Book a consultation with Lumos to understand the placement of lights, how much light is needed, the types of light and what’s involved in the process.

Our lighting expert, Rob, has several years of lighting design in the film industry. Additionally, Scott has a keen eye for finding both new and cost-friendly products to get the job done. Together, they’re the ultimate team when it comes to putting together creative lighting solutions.

No matter how big or small your next project is, you can count on Lumos Electric to deliver expert advice and quality results.

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