Have you ever considered that your switchboard may need upgrading? If not, you are not alone... but it is definitely something that needs your attention.
If this has you a little worried, there is no need to be - take a look at our Switchboard Upgrade Guide below and give Static Electrics a call on 0429 139 039 if you need any more information.
Every building with electricity has a switchboard, which is a central board that helps direct electricity around the property. Its main job is to send electrical current from the main supply to whatever area in your home or business that needs it e.g. when you turn on your bedroom light, your switchboard is the one who sends electricity to ensure your light turns on.
A switchboard upgrade is when your current switchboard is upgraded to allow for more electrical current to flow through to a building.
There are a range of reasons as to why your switchboard may need upgrading, but the big one is safety. If your switchboard isn't the appropriate size, or is too old, this can cause electrical overflows and constant tripping, which are both safety hazards. If this is happening, or you don't think your switchboard is acting like it should, get an electrician in to complete some switchboard testing to be sure. They will let you know if an upgrade is necessary and, if not, other suggestions to ensure the safety of you and those around you. A few other reasons that should have you considering a switchboard upgrade include:
With your switchboard being the crucial part of safe electrical currency flow, it is super important for it to be working at 100% at all time. Issues with your switchboard can have ongoing problems, from being a higher fire risk to your power cutting out on a regular basis, so keeping on top of your switchboard needs is key to electrical safety in a building.
There are a few signs and symptoms that you can look out for which suggest your switchboard may need an upgrade - as always, if you are in any way unsure, speak to a professional and get them to check it out instead of doing it yourself:
This list is not exhaustive, so it is best to speak to your local electrician if anything is occurring that doesn't seem right. It is better to check and find out it is fine, then find something too late.
First things first - a switchboard upgrade is not a DIY project for a Sunday afternoon! Switchboard upgrades must be completed by an appropriately licenced and qualified electrician. Completing any electrical work on your switchboard is dangerous and should only be completed by a professional - not just for safety, but also for insurance purposes. Additionally, electricians have all the right tools and equipment to complete the job properly the first time, which saves both time and money in the long term. Speak to our team at Static Electrics on 0429 139 039 if you need some help.
The answer to this question is not a 'one size fits all' - there are a range of factors that alter the cost of a switchboard upgrade including:
There are other factors too that can effect cost (e.g. if your home is already fully wired and ready for an upgrade, costs will likely remain quite low), however the above are the most common. That is why it is best to contact your local electrician and they will be able to take a look at your exact circumstances.
It is worth noting that a lot of homes choose to put off a switchboard upgrade as they feel it is too expensive (among other excuses). This is not the case though - the safety of you and those around you doesn't have a price and a switchboard upgrade is actually an investment, not an expense. It is an investment in your safety and a way to avoid unnecessary problems like fire hazards and constantly tripping power, instead of a hit to your wallet.
Also, when you have an electrician completing your switchboard upgrade, have them check the overall health of the wiring. They may pick up on issues before they arise, or before they become difficult to manage, which helps in both the short and long term.
If you would like some further assistance with your switchboard, speak to our friendly team at Static Electrics on 0429 139 039 and we would be happy to help!
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