Did you know that the average home in Australia consumes around 30% of their electricity every day? This number is higher for homes with children and other family members who are constantly using power. Luckily, upgrading your switchboard to a newer model can save up to 20% on energy costs per month.
Suppose you’ve been experiencing flickering lights or blown fuses when too many appliances are running at once. If this is the case, it may be time to upgrade before anyone gets injured from an electrical shock. It’s essential for everyone these days – especially those living in areas where the temperature fluctuates widely throughout the year to ensure they’re not wasting valuable heating/cooling resources by keeping windows sealed shut during winter months.
What is a switchboard?
Your home’s electricity supply is managed by the switchboard, directing power to different places in your house. Modern boards are designed with heavy usage in mind, even when you use appliances such as a dishwasher and microwave at once – on an ordinary day! If this sounds like something that would suit you, it might be time to upgrade your board for increased safety.
Signs of an out-of-date switchboard
In many homes, the fuse box has a switchboard for all of your electric needs. One sign that it may be outdated is replacing fuses often or noticing flickering lights and tripped circuit breakers. If there are any signs of overheating in the wiring, this could also indicate an old system that may not handle today’s larger loads well.
Know when to upgrade
The switchboard is the heart of your home’s electrical system. It’s what makes sure all those appliances you have on at once are getting enough power to run properly and not causing any fire hazard in your house. A lot has changed since some of our houses were built, but if you want them to be safe for years into the future, then it’s worth upgrading that old board now – before something goes wrong because there isn’t enough power available to run so many different appliances at once.
It’s not just the demands of your technology that you need to worry about. You might be putting yourself, and those around you in danger due to old wiring fuses burning out or dangerous electrical fires. If this sounds all too familiar, then it could mean that your switchboard needs upgrading, so call us today for a quote on how we can help.
How much does a switchboard upgrade cost in Australia?
Switchboard installation is a process where you can expect to pay up to $1500 for the entire job. You want your new switchboard as well-built and durable as possible, but don’t skimp on quality because cheaper materials are not always better in terms of performance or durability. Ask about wiring at the same time if necessary – it is likely that older homes will need rewiring when installing a new switchboard anyway, so make sure everything lines up properly with an electrician who doesn’t cut corners with quality and has reasonable pricing.
Your switchboard is one of your family’s most significant safeguards against electrocution. We always recommend getting it regularly inspected by a qualified electrician from Quick Spark. That way, you can rest assured that you’re getting the safety and protection that you need for yourself, as well as all members of your household. If this sounds like something worth doing to make sure everyone in the home stays safe from danger at every step, get in touch with us today. Homes over 40 years old should be rewired because they may not comply with Australian standards, but even newer homes might lack these requirements.
Old fashioned wiring and switchboard technology can be a fire hazard, but upgrading to the modern-day electrical system is not too expensive. The price of installing an upgraded home power supply in your Australian-based house depends on its size. However, you will pay between $1300 to as much as $11,000 for installation costs alone if it’s large enough or has specific requirements – because any potential issues that may arise with old-style systems are eliminated when using new ones.