Switchboards are the cornerstone of your electrical system and as such they are responsible for ensuring the safety of your family and your home. If you are looking to update the electrics within your home, if you notice that your electricity supply is inconsistent, or if you are renovating or extending, you will most likely need to upgrade your switchboard. This will make sure your electrical system can meet the electrical requirements of your home right now.
Do I need a switchboard upgrade?
There are often signs that indicate that your switchboard is due for an upgrade. These include:
- If you have old, ceramic fuses then these should be replaced as part of an electricity switchboard update
- If your lights flicker regularly
- If your fuses blow or your circuit breakers trip when you use multiple appliances at the same time
- If your switchboard is making buzzing sounds
If you notice these electrical issues happening at home, then call us today and we will provide a free quote on domestic electrical switchboards repairs.
How do you fix a switchboard?
A domestic electrical switchboard features a series of safety switch and circuit breakers, which act by cutting the flow of electricity (or the electrical current) when the system gets overloaded. This protects the fuses and ensures the safety of your home family and appliances. If this occurs frequently, it may mean that your wiring or your electrical switchboard needs to be repaired by an electrician. An electric switchboard is not something you should fix yourself. Always contact a licensed electrician to conduct the work for you.
How much does it cost to upgrade your electrical box?
The price of a switchboard upgrade, or an upgrade of your electrical box, will vary depending on how old the system is and the extent of the upgrade. The circuits in our homes are installed based on the needs of the household at that time. As the wiring gets older and needs replacing, and your electrical requirements change, your electrician may determine that you need a switchboard upgrade and you also need new wiring. This will add to the overall service cost but it will ensure that your home has an electrical system that meets your needs and provides a safe environment for your family.
At CLF Services our electricians provide quotes that are always transparent and reasonably priced, so call us today on 1300 257 561 for a free quote or to chat in more detail about a switchboard upgrade.