Many old houses have old style wiring systems and now-obsolete switchboards which are not efficient to supply enough power to the number of devices in use today.
In many cases, these old switchboards are also not equipped with electrical safety switches. For the safety of you and your family, it is very important to upgrade your switchboard and get a better and reliable switchboard installation for your house.
Why are switchboard upgrades so important?
Older-style fuse boxes are more prone to short-circuits and can become potential fire hazards if overloaded. As these switchboards were not designed to accommodate the number of appliances we use today, they often need upgrading to prevent power outages and tripping.
If you are renovating or extending, it is likely that a new switchboard will be required to cope with the additional needs. Even the smallest renovations or extensions can be enough to exceed switchboard limits.
All modern switchboard installations have mandatory electrical safety switches installed, under Queensland law. Safety Switches act when an electrical fault occurs and will isolate the circuit immediately. The latest switchboards have safety features to make sure that you do not get electric shock or no serious physical damage occurs due to a fire breakout. An electrical safety switch shuts down the main power supply as soon as it senses the slightest hint of any power leakage from a broken wire or switches.
Jarvis Electrical offer professional switchboard installation, upgrades, and repairs. Contact us today for a free quote.