Residential Electrician

Ontime Electric is dedicated to keeping your home comfortable, attractive, and functional. In order for that to happen, your electrical appliances and wiring need to be maintained and in good order. We understand that you want to prevent power outages and issues, and we do everything we can to keep you living comfortably in your home by providing and caring for all of your residential electrical needs.

Residential Electrical Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your electrical wiring, appliances, outlets, or anything else and you simply do not know what to do, Ontime Electric is the company to call. We are thoroughly trained in every kind of electrical troubleshooting and problem-solving.

Everything from simple repairs to complete system updates is simple, quick, and effective if you call us as soon as your problem starts. We offer telephone consultations and guidance, and we can accurately diagnose and quote you on repairs or replacements before we even step foot into your home.

Residential Electrical Services

We offer all forms of residential electrical services, from the installation and maintenance of lighting in your home to the installation of new fixtures, wiring and wire replacements, outlets, dimmers, panel changes, and general maintenance.

We also install specialty lighting such as potlights, chandeliers, dimmers, and other.

Potlight Installation

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Potlights have steadily become some of the most popular lighting choices for homes across Canada, which is why we receive more and more requests for pot light installations. As these lights can be tricky to install, it is vital that you hire the correct contractor to do it for you. As one of Toronto’s leading electrical companies, Ontime Electric is happy to offer the highest quality expert potlight installation services. In order to provide you with the best possible service we use the following methods to create beautiful lighting fixtures for your home’s interior and exterior:

  • Laser alignment: We ensure your pot lights are properly aligned using laser positioning technology.
  • Safe Electrical Products: We only use and install electrical products that meet Safety Policies and home building codes in your area.
  • Industry-Leading Tools: As potlights are tricky to install and require re-wiring of your ceilings and walls, it is a difficult task to install them without opening up portions of your ceiling. To ensure your satisfaction and prevent any damage, we use only the best technology to cut, place, and wire your ceiling.

Lighting Installation

We offer lighting installation for all homes, including newly constructed homes. Our teams are capable of installing any lighting element, from potlights to landscape illumination and pool lighting.

We have installed countless kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living room lighting systems, and we offer energy-saving lighting solutions such as dimmers, energy-saving fixtures, and more. Inquire about our lighting installation services for more information.

Electrical Panel Changes

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Ensure that your home’s electrical panels are up to date and up to code standard. Many areas of Ontario now legally require up-to-date panels to prevent electrical issues and fire hazards. Contact a professional electrician today to determine whether your home is in need of a panel change, and get the best possible solution for your home’s safety and your electrical bills.

Ontime Electric’s professional electricians have 20 years of experience in the field and we can help you assess your home’s electrical needs. See the following section on panel upgrades, or contact us today.

Electrical Panel Upgrades

Older homes are likely to have outdated electrical systems which simply cannot keep up with today’s technology, and the amount of energy our gadgets require. To prevent problems such as overloading of your electrical systems, power failures or surges, it is important to keep your electrical panel up to date.

Your panel is an important part of your system that helps provide electricity throughout your home. Power from your utility company flows through this panel, bracing out into the major branches of your home to power individual appliances, lighting elements, and gadgets.

Some signs of an old, failing electrical panels are: frequent blown fuses, constantly flickering lights, appliances turning off when you turn on another, and circuit breakers which cause shocks, overheating or fires. If you notice one or more of these issues it may be a symptom of a failing panel, and you may need an upgrade. Ontime Electric provides panel upgrades from:

  • 60amp to 100amp
  • 100amp to 200amp
  • 200amp to 400amp
Commercial Services

Knob-and-Tube Rewiring

If you live in an older home, you may still be relying on a knob-and-tube electrical system. We can either repair your older system, rewiring your knob-and-tube system, or perform complete system upgrades. Because these old systems are unsafe, prone to failure, and simply do not provide enough power for the modern home, it is imperative to upgrade it as quickly as possible to prevent problems and safety hazards.

We re-wire old wiring with new, updated wires, replace the rubber sheathing around older knob-and-tube systems and offer complete system upgrades such as panel upgrades and full-home rewiring.

Aluminum Rewiring

Homes built around the 60’s may have aluminum wiring installed. While in certain circumstances, aluminum wiring is a safe alternative to copper, it is also an outdated method that causes electrical problems in modern homes due to the softness, malleability, and likelihood of expansion of the metal. Older homes with aluminum wiring may now be experiencing rusted wires, which prevent proper conduction and result in safety hazards. Some solutions to these issues include rewiring of your home with modern equivalents, installing aluminum-approved receptacles and switches, or bridging a new copper pigtail wire between the existing aluminum wire and your electrical devices. These processes are quite complicated and require a skilled electrician to fix.

Ontime Electric offers these services and can advise you on how best to fix your aluminum wiring issues. We offer cost-effective solutions for your home’s wiring problems.

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Fuse Box to Breaker Upgrades

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Modern homes are outfitted with breakers, not fuses. The old fuse electric box system is less efficient and more prone to failure, resulting in the need to change your fuses regularly.

If you are considering an update to your electrical system, one of the best things you can invest in is a fuse box to breaker upgrade. Not only are breakers far more efficient, they do not blow out, do not require switching, and offer a new, efficient, and safer alternative to older systems. Ontime Electric offers fuse box to breaker upgrades alongside our other upgrades, repairs, and installations. We can assist you with choosing the most efficient and cost-effective system for your home.

Backup Generator Installation

Until we experience a power outage, we may not realize just how much we depend on electricity. Living in Canada, where snow, rain, freezing temperatures and unforeseen power outages are common, having a backup generator in your home may be massively beneficial to your everyday life. Most homeowners are simply not prepared for a power outage and do not think about the many benefits of a backup generator, which can provide you with security in the face of power failure.

Ontime Electric offers and installs a variety of backup generators so that you can have the added security of constant power in your home or business.

Specialty Wiring and Lighting

In addition to all of the above, as well as our general electrical services for residential homes, we offer outdoor lighting systems, corrective wiring, installation of accent lighting, system wiring for smoke detectors and security systems, pool lighting, electric heaters, landscape lighting, pump and equipment wiring, and more.

Call us today to find out more about our services.

EV Charging Stations Installations and Repairs

Now offering professional Electric Vehicle Charging Station installations and repairs. We install and repair all major brands, makes, and models for a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles. Get your professional service and avoid costly mistakes by having an electrician check your home’s electric panels and sockets before installation. A licensed electrician provides you with:

  • Affordable services
  • Guaranteed proper installations
  • Tune-ups, check-ups, and maintenance
  • Home system inspections and rewiring

Ensure that your EV Station is properly installed, call us 416-882-6000 for more details

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CHOOSE Ontime Electric for all your Electrical Needs!

We are an electrical company with over 20 years of experience in the industry. We offer complete commercial and residential electrical services and we guarantee your complete satisfaction. Our professional electricians are competent, licensed, and insured, specializing in many fields including home lighting design, electrical safety, repairs, troubleshooting, maintenance, replacements, upgrades, and much more. Whatever your electrical needs, we are your number-one choice in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our Master Electricians are available in all areas of York Region, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Thornhill, North York, Markham, Aurora, Newmarket, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, and beyond. Give us a call today and inquire about any of our services. We offer free consultations and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Call or email us today at: 416-882-6000 or


How much will your residential electrician services cost?

The cost of residential electrician services will vary depending on the size and scope of the project. For example, a simple electrical repair may only cost a few hundred dollars, while a more complex project like wiring a new home could cost several thousand dollars. The best way to get an accurate estimate of the cost of your project is to contact a licensed electrician and discuss your specific needs.

They will be able to give you a more detailed estimate based on the specifics of your project. In general, however, you can expect to pay between $50 and $100 per hour for residential electrician services.

What are the duties of a residential electrician?

The duties of a residential electrician include the following: 

– Installing and repairing lighting fixtures and equipment, including switches and circuit breakers
– Connecting power to communications equipment, signalling devices and heating and cooling systems
– Troubleshooting electronic systems and replacing faulty components
– Conducting preventive maintenance programs
– Reading and interpreting drawings and blueprints

Which code is used for electrical layout in residential buildings?

The code used for electrical layout in residential buildings is the Canadian Electrical Code, CE Code, or CSA C22.

How many outlets can be on a wall?

For a standard 120 volt circuit, the National Electrical Code (NEC) recommends a maximum of 12 outlets. However, this maximum number can be increased if the outlets are spaced evenly along the length of the circuit and if they are not used for high-powered appliances.

In addition, some electricians recommend that each outlet have its own dedicated circuit, regardless of the number of outlets on the circuit. This helps to prevent overloading and minimize the risk of fire. Ultimately, the best way to determine how many outlets can be on a particular circuit is to consult with a qualified electrician.

What can cause a residential electrical fire?

The 5 most common causes of a residential electrical fire are:

– Using high wattage appliances in outlets that don’t support that wattage
– Outdated wiring and breaker boxes in the home
– Plugging too many appliances into one extension cord
– Using old and outdated appliances
– Placing coiled space heaters near flammable objects