Your home is your haven. From light fixture to solar PV installation, small repair to renovation, we can upgrade your home to your specifications while ensuring safety. We also specialize in custom builds and can help make that dream home a reality.
Your commercial building needs servicing and maintenance to keep your business running smoothly and efficiently. We offer a range of electrical services including service calls, upgrades and renovations, to ensure your commercial property thrives.
Home automation reduces energy costs while enhancing the beauty and comfort of your space. We are certified in several Lutron lighting and shading automation services that can help your residential property reach its full potential.
A/V, Security & Networking
Our electrician/technician skill set simplifies technology integration projects for our customers and project partners. Wadden Electric’s full-service approach from pre-wire/electrical design through to system installation is seamless.
The professionals at Wadden Electric have the skills and experience needed to meet all your electrical needs. We are proud to offer a wide range of electrical services for both residential and commercial settings, and specialize in new construction, renovations, automation, technology integration, and energy efficient solutions.
Regular maintenance and servicing are required to ensure your home is safe and efficient. If you are experiencing a power outage, have a faulty outlet, or any other electrical issue, give the professionals at Wadden Electric a call today. A member of our top-notch team will assess the issue and present you with your options, prior to addressing.
If you are purchasing a new home or need an inspection for insurance purposes, Wadden Electric can ensure your home meets Canadian Electrical Code safety requirements.
Does your home have out-of-date wiring? We will confirm this for you in an inspection, but common signs include: hanging electrical sockets, fuses blowing frequently, discolored or scorched sockets or switches, and a persistent burning smell. If you notice any of these or you simply have an old home, please give us a call today. The Wadden Electric team will ensure your wiring meets current Canadian Electrical Code safety requirements.
If you are thinking about adding new equipment to your home (e.g. hot tub, heat pump, etc.), or considering a switch from oil to electric heat, there is a good chance you will need to add electrical load to your home. This may involve increasing ampacity of the electrical service. Depending on the age of your home, there may also be additional items that require repairing or upgrading as part of this work. For more information, see the Nova Scotia Power (NSP) bulletin below.
In addition to offering service upgrades, Wadden Electric has certified NSP service providers on our team, which adds flexibility and convenience for our customers. Please give our knowledgeable team a call today for more information.
Many homes built between the mid 1960s and mid 1970s, have aluminum wiring instead of copper wiring. During this time, aluminum wiring was commonly used to reduce costs as it was less expensive. Years later, unanticipated fire hazards arose from oxidation and deterioration occurring at the points where aluminum wiring connected to outlets, light fixtures and splices. This can result in overheating and arching that does not trip the circuit breakers, increasing fire risk.
If you have aluminum wiring in your home, the Wadden Electric team can complete an expert evaluation and present you with options to reduce your fire risk. A complete re-wire is an expensive solution that may not be necessary—retrofitting and repairing any dangerous connections may also be an option for your home. Give us a call today for more information.
Insurance Required Upgrades
Your insurance company may require you to upgrade your home’s electrical prior to renewing your home insurance. For example, insurance companies often require homeowners to have a minimum of 100 amperage (AMP) service, as well as to change fuse panels to breaker panels. In addition to offering service upgrades, Wadden Electric has certified Nova Scotia Power service providers on our team, making the process more efficient for our customers.
Whether you are looking to update or replace existing lighting fixtures, or add recessed lighting or pot lighting to your home, the Wadden Electric team is here to help.
The professionals at Wadden Electric are available to assist with a wide range of residential renovation projects. We have significant experience with kitchen and bathroom renovations, and can ensure your project is designed to meet both current and future electrical needs. No matter how big or small, we can bring power to your home renovation project.
New Construction / Custom Homes
Over the past several years, the Wadden Electric team has been privileged to work with industry leaders on many exceptional custom homes. We have the experience necessary to successfully manage a full electrical scope, including custom lighting design and home automation solutions, and have a strong history of effectively collaborating with multiple project partners to ensure all customer expectations are exceeded.
Landscape / Outdoor Lighting
Looking for ways to enhance the functionality and safety of your property after the sun goes down? Wadden Electric can install an efficient landscape lighting system that will showcase your home, walkways and landscaping, making it easier for visitors to navigate your home at night, while deterring potential intruders.
Pool & Spa Electrical Hook Ups
In addition to offering custom landscape and outdoor lighting systems, the Wadden Electric team can help you to create the backyard oasis of your dreams by safely installing your hot tub, spa or sauna, as well as heating your pool.
Radiant Floor Heating
Radiant floor heating systems use thermal radiation and electromagnetic waves to warm up a room by heating the floor directly, instead of warming the air. This silent system is more efficient and cleaner/healthier than forced air systems. Give the professionals at Wadden Electric a call for more information.
Electrical Thermal Storage (ETS)
Electric thermal storage (ETS) is an electric home heating device containing ceramic bricks. This system stores heat when electricity costs less (according to Nova Scotia Power’s time-of-day (TOD) rates), and then releases the heat throughout the day, lowering your heating costs. ETS is also safe, reliable and doesn’t require routine maintenance. Give the professionals at Wadden Electric a call for more information.
Knob & Tube (K&T) Wiring Removal
Knob and tube wiring (K&T) was a standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings from roughly 1880 until the 1930s. Charged K&T wiring poses several shock and fire risks as it lacks a ground wire (making it incompatible with modern three-prong appliances), and may come into contact with flammable or conductive building materials (e.g. insulation), among other things. While K&T wiring is legal under the Canadian Electrical Code, many insurance companies and mortgage brokers require that any charged K&T wiring be replaced for safety and liability reasons.
If you suspect you have K&T wiring in your home, or are purchasing a home with this outdated and potentially dangerous wiring system, the professionals at Wadden Electric are available to complete a thorough assessment and review your options with you.
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI)
An arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) is a circuit breaker that will break the circuit when it detects a dangerous electrical arc, in order to prevent an electrical fire. The Canadian Electrical Code now requires that most home outlets have AFCI protection. Give the professionals at Wadden Electric a call for more information.
Automated Backup Generator Systems
Power interruptions are common in Nova Scotia and can be a real pain. Especially when they occur overnight or while you are away, as spoiled food in the fridge and freezer, flooding due to inoperable sump pumps, and frozen pipes can be costly issues to address. The automated Generac Home Standby Generator, is a great solution to this common problem. This generator is wired directly into your electrical service panel, senses a power outage, and supplies power to your system within seconds. Once power is restored to your home, the system automatically shuts off. If you’d like to learn more, or have an existing Generac Home Standby Generator that requires maintenance, give the certified experts at Wadden Electric a call.
Portable Generator Manual Transfer Systems
Portable generators (sometimes called backup generators) are a cost-effective option to keep essential appliances and equipment running, in the event of a power outage. Unlike the automated backup generator systems, these generators rely on manual connections.
Manual Transfer Switch
A manual transfer switch safely transitions your home from electrical energy to generator power. It is installed next to the main service panel, and requires you to change the power source.
GenerLink Transfer Switch
A GenerLink transfer switch is the most convenient way to safely connect a portable generator for home backup. It is installed behind your electric meter, and delivers power to your panel once the portable generator is plugged in. When main grid power is restored, the GenerLink will automatically disengage from the portable generator.
Give the professionals at Wadden Electric a call to learn more.
Energy Saving Consultation
Book a consultation with the Wadden Electric team to find out how you can run your home more efficiently, and spend less on electricity. We are an Efficiency Nova Scotia preferred partner, SolarHomes approved installer, and well-versed on several energy efficiency improvement options and rebate opportunities.
Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrades
Energy efficient lighting is better for the environment as well as your wallet. Wadden Electric is an Efficiency Nova Scotia preferred partner, certified in several Lutron automated lighting solutions, and have experience with many LED lighting options. We can provide you with a home lighting upgrade that increases the efficiency of your home while decreasing your electricity costs, and ensure you are up to date on rebate opportunities.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
A solar photovoltaic system, also known as solar PV system or solar power system, converts sunlight directly into electricity/energy. There is an abundant supply of solar energy in Nova Scotia, and it’s never been cheaper or easier to install this safe and environmentally friendly system. In addition to reducing your environmental impact, generating your own electricity with a solar PV system will save you money in the long run.
If you are thinking about investing in a solar PV system, give the professionals at Wadden Electric a call. As an Efficiency Nova Scotia SolarHomes approved installer, we will provide you with a custom proposal aimed at gaining the most savings, and facilitate all aspects of the process including rebate opportunities. To learn more about the system and process, check out the Efficiency Nova Scotia video below.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations
Electric vehicles (EV) are growing in popularity as they reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are cheaper to operate and maintain. If you are thinking about buying an EV, the team at Wadden Electric can both supply and safely install an EV home charging station, also known as an EV charger or electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Give us a call for a quote today.
Regular maintenance and servicing are required to ensure your commercial building is running safely and efficiently. If you are experiencing a power outage, have a faulty outlet, or any other electrical issue, give the professionals at Wadden Electric a call today. A member of our top-notch team will assess the issue and present you with your options, prior to addressing.
If your commercial property needs a service update, the professionals at Wadden Electric are available to help. Give us a call for an expert evaluation and quote today.
Whether you need a service upgrade, total re-wire, or a few changes to your electrical outlets, the professionals at Wadden Electric are available to assist with your leasehold improvement. We will ensure your commercial space meets both current and future electrical needs, and assist you in getting your business up and running as soon as possible.
The Wadden Electric team can assist with any commercial fit-up—large or small. We will ensure your commercial space meets both current and future electrical needs, and assist you in getting your business up and running as soon as possible.
The Wadden Electric team can ensure that your commercial property is efficiently lit, providing the best possible environment for employees and customers, while keeping your energy bills as low as possible.
Wadden Electric is available to assist with a wide range of commercial renovation projects. We have experience with retail, restaurant, and office renovations, and can ensure your project is designed to meet both current and future electrical needs. No matter how big or small, we can bring power to your commercial renovation project.
The team at Wadden Electric has the experience necessary to successfully manage a full electrical scope on any commercial new construction project. We also offer custom lighting design, and have a strong history of effectively collaborating with multiple project partners to ensure all expectations are exceeded.
Office & Warehouse Projects
From moving electrical outlets and energy efficient lighting installation, to service upgrades and total re-wires, the professionals at Wadden Electric are available to assist with your next office or warehouse project. Give us a call for an expert evaluation and quote.
Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrades
Whether you are running a retail store or an office block, the professionals at Wadden Electric can ensure your lighting is as energy efficient as possible. We are an Efficiency Nova Scotia preferred partner, have experience with many LED lighting options, and remain current on all rebate opportunities. Give us a call to learn more about the commercial lighting upgrade options that will reduce your environmental impact as well as your electricity costs.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Electric vehicles (EV) are growing in popularity as they reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and are cheaper to operate and maintain. Enabling EV charging at your commercial property may bring in new business, drive brand loyalty and support, as well as increase existing workforce and customer satisfaction, among other things.
The team at Wadden Electric can both supply and safely install commercial charging stations, also known as an EV chargers or electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). If you are considering this option, give us a call for an expert assessment and installation proposal.
Caséta by Lutron, is the entry system to smart lighting control and is a great option for any home. It supports up to 75 devices and is easy to install and use. This system is the most connected smart lighting control brand, and allows you to integrate other smart home products and services like Amazon Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Sonos.
Give the experts at Wadden Electric a call to learn more about Lutron home automation options.
Lutron RA2 Select
RA2 Select is an easy-to-use wireless whole home automation system by Lutron. This system supports up to 100 devices, and allows for smart lighting, shade and temperature control, and the system can be managed while at home or away via the free Lutron App.
Give the certified professionals at Wadden Electric a call to learn more about your whole home automation options.
Lutron RadioRA 2
Similar to RA2 Select, the RadioRA 2 is an expanded wireless whole home automation system by Lutron, that supports up to 200 devices. In addition to offering total home control, this system is compatible with other connected home products like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The system also utilizes backlit, custom engraved keypads, customized scene control, and the full line of Lutron wireless shades.
If you are interested in learning more about the comfort, convenience and energy savings the RadioRA 2, or any other Lutron whole home automation system offers, give the certified experts at Wadden Electric a call today.
Lutron RadioRA 3
RadioRA 3 by Lutron, is a whole home automation system with enhanced functionality. It brings the modern light bar design to a full range of connected products including dimmers with capacitive touch technology, switches and keypads.
If you are interested in learning more about the comfort, convenience and energy savings the RadioRA 3, or any other Lutron whole home automation system offers, give the certified experts at Wadden Electric a call today.
HomeWorks is the most advanced, luxury whole home automation system offered by Lutron. It supports up to 10,000 devices, has the most keypad options (including customized keypads), has hidden panels eliminating wall dimmers and switches, and works with Lutron thermostat, among other things.
Wadden Electric is a certified Lutron Pro and can provide a custom HomeWorks proposal, with your unique wants and needs in mind.
Lutron Wired & Wireless Shades / Shading Systems
Wadden Electric is certified in Lutron automated wired and wireless shades and shading systems designed to control daylight and increase the comfort, efficiency and security of your home. Lutron shading fabrics block solar heat gain, reducing your cooling costs, and are made from sustainable materials. Shading systems can be controlled using many keypads, IR remote controls, wireless tabletop controls, or set to an astronomic time clock.
Give us a call to learn more about how your home can benefit from Lutron automated shades.
Lutron Palladiom Wired & Wireless Shades / Shading Systems
Using groundbreaking technology and whisper-quiet performance, Palladiom Shades by Lutron are perfect for daylight control in sophisticated homes. These shades are available as a wired or wire-free, battery-operated system, and designed to be installed without a fascia, pocket, or recess in exposed applications. They have hand-finished aluminum brackets with are available in a variety of finishes, bringing both beauty and functionality to your space.
Give the certified experts at Wadden Electric a call to learn more about how automated Lutron shades can add comfort and convenience to your home, while reducing energy costs.
Clara Smart Shades
Wadden Electric is certified in motorized Clara Shades, recognized for their elegant style, privacy, sophisticated technology, and value. Features include indoor and outdoor options, simple and advanced wireless remote programming, as well as individual and group shade control. Clara Shades are also compatible with a wide range of home automation brands and platforms—including Lutron—and can be integrated into any design project.
Give us a call to learn more about how your home can benefit from Clara Smart Shades.
A/V, Security & Networking
Audio Distribution Systems
Whether you are looking for wired or wireless, indoor or outdoor, single or multi room (or a little of everything!), the Wadden Electric team can help you build an audio distribution system that meets all of your residential or commercial needs.
Video / Media Distribution
Want to send video to any screen in your residential or commercial space, while keeping the décor free of messy wires? The team at Wadden Electric can design and install a video distribution system for your home or business, and store the necessary equipment in an organized and out-of-the-way closet.
If you are dreaming of creating a luxury home theater, the professionals at Wadden Electric are here to help. In addition to safely installing your new equipment, we can work with you to design the custom home theatre of your dreams, ensure your home’s existing electrical service can support the increase in demand, as well as supply a number of premium A/V and lighting products.
Wadden Electric can help you keep your home and business safe with a wired security system, designed to meet your unique needs and specifications.
Give us a call to learn more about your options and how we can help.
A network is the foundation of communications and control in your residential and commercial space. We work with our customers to create a robust networking solution that factors in all of your computers, smartphones, smart home devices, security systems, distributed audio / video, etc., with a focus on both functionality and protection. We are also certified in Access Networks, Araknis and Pakedge networking products.
Typical WiFi enabled routers that you get from your internet provider, have limited features and performance capability. The professionals at Wadden Electric can set up the ideal Wi-Fi network for your needs, factoring in your usage requirements, as well as the layout of your home or business in order to recommend the best hardware and setup.
If you are experiencing performance issues with your existing networking system, or in the market for a new system, give us a call to learn more about your options and how we can help.