Electrical switchboard installation, repair and upgrade
Switchboards are the hub of your home electrics
Commonly known as meter box or fuse box, a switchboard is the ‘control panel’ of your home’s electrical wirings. Basically, it is an assembly of one or more panels, each of which contains switches.
Technically speaking, switchboards distribute power from one main source of supply to several smaller regions of usage within the house.
You can appreciate why it’s so important to make sure they are in perfect working order at all times.
Is your home switchboard still keeping you safe?
Switchboard contains safety switches whose main purpose is to safeguard your family from electrical hazards. Therefore, if you notice any change in your home electric systems, it may be a warning sign to inspect your switchboard immediately.
Here are a few things we consider when reviewing the performance of your existing switchboard:
- Do the fuses blow when you use too many appliances?
- Do the circuit breakers trip regularly?
- Do the lights flicker for no apparent reason?
- Does your fuse box still use ceramic fuses?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you should already think of upgrading your old switchboard.
Switch your thinking to a new and improved switchboard
We use more electricity today than ever before, because we buy more and more appliances that require energy to work. As a consequence, switchboards in older houses struggle to fulfil the energy demands of a modern household.
What’s more, outdated switchboards using ceramic and re-wire fuses are unable to cope with power surges, or may be tripping unnecessarily. That means upgrading to new circuit breakers, with safety switches and surge protection, is a significant home improvement and safety measure.
Above all, you will have the peace-of-mind of:
- Solving circuit overload issues
- Preventing fire risks
- Being 100% compliant with the current Wiring Rules AS/NZS 3000