Aluminum Wiring:

From the mid 60’s to the late 70’s, aluminum wire often replaced copper as a less expensive alternative.  Aluminum’s properties proved problematic for reason’s no one had anticipated.  What you need to know is the following: with aluminum wiring it is possible that, over time, a high resistance connection and/or arcing could develop somewhere in the electrical system, resulting in a connection that gets very hot and increases risk of fire.  Fortunately, the problems associated with aluminum wiring are now well understood, thus shifting the focus to rendering installations safe.  A knowledgeable electrician with aluminum wiring experience can check for safety and fix what needs fixing.

For more information please contact:

Steve Sipos, C.E.T., R.H.I. 905-646-7678