Safety Switch & Switchboards
SWITCHBOARD & UPGRADES
Do you have old ceramic fuses and an asbestos switchboard? If so, you 100% need a switchboard upgrade from one of our electricians in Melbourne, Victoria. Your switchboard is the central hub of your homes entire electrical distribution. The power comes from the street to your switchboard, which directs the current through the various circuits in and around your home. It is important that your home is electrically sound and it all starts here, at your switchboard. Make sure your families safe, get a free quote for your switchboard upgrade today from one of our electricians Melbourne. The electrical wiring rules and standards are constantly updated every few years. At this point in time, in 2020; if you wish to add any electrical power outlet to your house or make any amendments to your switchboard. Legally you have to have a switchboard upgrade, to enable RCD protection in order to provide maximum safety for you, your family and your home. If you are looking at acquiring new or bigger appliances or perhaps you simply need a new power point in your home, then you will need to invest in a switchboard upgrade. If your switchboard is aged or you still have ceramic fuses, then your home does not meet the current Australian Standards. This is a hazard and could be potentially very dangerous!
DO I NEED A SWITCHBOARD UPGRADE?
• Do your fuses blow or, circuit breakers trip when you use too many appliances?
• Do your lights flicker for no apparent reason?
• Can you hear any ‘buzzing’ or strange noises coming from your switchboard panel?
• Do you still have the ceramic style fuses fitted?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you may need a switchboard upgrade! Email us for a free quote!
HOW MUCH IS A SWITCHBOARD UPGRADE?
A switchboard upgrade will vary from home to home and budget to budget. Your switchboard upgrade will involve the replacement of all ceramic fuses for modern, safe circuit breakers and RCDs. This occurs in a neat enclosure along with the rewiring/tidying of the cables behind your panel; before finishing with the testing of the entire installation and residence.
It can also include the addition of smart meters, replacement of asbestos panels, replacement of a corroded electrode, new service fuses and the upgrade of your consumers mains cables. This is in order to make your home as safe as possible, whilst meeting required Australian Electrical Standards.
The switchboard upgrade price will depend on a number of factors:
• How many circuits do you have?
• How many of the circuits need RCD protection?
• Will we have to disconnect the service?
• Will we have to disconnect your meters?
• Do you want your consumer mains upgraded?
• Do you want to replace your asbestos panel?
• Is it a 3 phase supply?
In general your average electrical switchboard upgrade will cost anywhere between $800-$1500. This is the price before any service disconnections or, Level 2 electrician work. If you require any of the extras like replacing the asbestos panel, upgrading your consumer mains or any metering work, this will come at an extra cost. Crowlz electrical Melbourne based electricians do free quotes for all our Crowlz electrical clients.