Do I need to get my Switchboard Upgraded? Most electrical switchboards or meter boxes sub 1985 will contain asbestos , timber surrounds, circuit breakers and fuses! This is currently non-compliant and needs to be upgraded to meet Australian regulations. Even more importantly to keep you and yourself family safe.
Over the years we require more and more electricity to service the ongoing demand for the amount of electrical appliances and devices we all now have. The mains run to your house were adequate back when we only had a few appliances in our home, now that we have so many, mains cables are usually undersized and are at risk of being over loaded which can lead to electrical fires and blackouts.
We would recommend getting one of our experienced electricians to give your electrical switchboard or meter box a health check so we can get your home up to date with the current Australian electrical standards.
Our Sutherland Shire Electricians can upgrade your whole system or just a component depending on what is required . We work closely with our level 2 electrician (authorised service provider ) so we can handle the whole job from start to finish .
You will find answers to all of your most common Switchboard Upgrade related questions located here.
A switchboard up grade typically means removing old fuses and circuit breakers which now don’t meet Australian standards. Then replacing enclosure and installing safety switches to protect you and your home. A switchboard usually goes unnoticed as it’s usually hidden however every home requires an upgrade at some point to keep up safety standards and keep you and your family safe . So book us for a quote as soon as possible
A Switchboard upgrade can vary in an individual unit it can start at $660 and go up to $5000 for updating the whole system in a house , however typically $1500 -1750 for a larger house
If your switchboard had fuses, circuit breakers or is lined with asbestos we would definitely recommend upgrading your switchboard. Having the latest RCD not only can save you from an electric fire from overloading. It will keep you and your family safe.
Fuses are no longer allowed and do not meet Australian standards due to them being unsafe
The main difference is fuses prevent the cable its protecting from being overloaded only where as a safety switch or RCD not only protects the cable but has electrocution protection incorporated as well
We offer a variety of electrical services for both residential and commercial properties, including upgrades, repairs, replacements, and installations