Switchboard Replacements & Upgrades in Mandurah, WA
Are your lights constantly flickering? Does your switchboard panel make any strange noises or buzzes? Are there ceramic fuses on your switchboard? Or, if you overuse your appliances, do they blow fuses or trip circuit breakers?
If your answer to any of the questions is yes, you do need to upgrade your switchboard. Electrical switchboards are very important for your home or office. They make sure that electricity is distributed to the different parts of your facility, and they help protect against electrical fires. But, switchboards are complex devices.
Unfortunately, switchboards require regular maintenance to keep them working properly and safely at all times. If they aren’t maintained properly, problems could arise that would lead to costly repairs down the road. This is why it’s essential to hire a professional like PEC Electrical, who has the expertise and experience necessary to get things up and running again quickly after any issues occur with your electric switchboard.
Purpose of Switchboards in Your Home
The modern-day switchboard is a central distribution unit that distributes electricity effectively. Electricity from your provider first arrives at the switchboard. It then makes its way through many circuits in your home that power lights, outlets, appliances, air-conditioning systems, and washers, among other things.
The device houses fuse boxes and circuit breakers for protection against excess current due to short circuits and overloads, thus protecting both you and any electrical devices being used. An RCD on your switchboard constantly monitors the electric current flowing through one or more circuits it is used to protect. Suppose it detects electricity flowing down an unintended path, such as through a person who has touched a live part. In that case, the RCD will switch the circuit off very quickly, significantly reducing the risk of death or serious injury.
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Why Choose PEC?
PEC Electrical is the best company to call when it comes to installing, repairing or upgrading your switchboard. With over a decade of experience in the industry, our consultation and assessment process is one-of-a-kind! We work with you to understand your needs and problems that need solving. With our experienced electrician on board, we can determine what solution will suit your project best-this benefits both the quality of service and saves money in the long term by not opting for a quick fix.
We use advanced tools and equipment to perform electrical operations. Moreover, licensed and experienced electricians on our team perform electrical work following the AS/NZS 3000:2018 standard guidelines.
Call PEC Electrical now on 0417 838 275 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You won’t regret it!
FAQ's About Switchboards
Switchboard upgrades are sometimes required for several reasons, including:
- Older switchboards tend to get overloaded (they weren’t designed to handle the new appliances!)
- Fuse blows less frequently due to overloading
- Safety switches integrated into newer switchboards reduce the risk of shock.
- Current regulations do not apply to older switchboards.
- Safety switches in newer switchboards reduce fire risks.
- Circuit breakers are less likely to trip continually.
- Newer switchboards are sometimes required for solar power options.
- A traditional switchboard is not always compatible with new smart meters.
The power from your electric company is first sent to the electrical switchboard, which then directs it through different circuits. Fuses, restrictors, and limiters are inside the switchboard to ensure a constant current with minimal fluctuations in voltage from outlet to socket. Circuits are rated for a certain amount of current or voltage and can only handle that amount. It’s also important that every circuit has its own safety switch, which our technicians can install for you easily.
Older switchboards have no safety features, which makes them a fire hazard. The risk of fires on older boards is more significant than on newer ones because the wiring can be faulty and unattended.
Older types of switchboard fuses are made entirely of ceramic. They’re prone to catching fire because these rewireable fuse combinations have been known to overheat due to arcing faults or power surges. Modern switchboards use circuit breakers, making them much safer since there is no chance of an electrical overload incurring any damage to the wires themselves.
Call PEC Electrical today for more information on how we can help keep your family safe by upgrading your switchboard.
The cost of a switchboard upgrade can depend on the following factors:
- Switchboard dimensions
- A switchboard’s capacity
- The amount of cabling needed
- If your home needs rewiring
- Labour costs associated with the upgrade
It is best to talk to your local electrician about your specific home or business needs to provide you with a detailed quote specific to your switchboard needs.
You may be put off by the cost associated with upgrading your switchboard, but it is an investment in the safety of your home. Our PEC electricians will not only provide a detailed quote for you to look at specific upgrades that are needed, but they will also inspect all wiring within the property, so you know everything is safe and secure!
The safety of your electric switchboard is important. A faulty switchboard can pose the following risk.
- Your power keeps tripping-Sometimes, you may have added a new washing machine or dryer or giant TV with surround sound or changed the heat lamps or towel heaters in the bathroom, so the switchboard can not handle the extra load and thus frequently trips.
- The lights in your home are flickering without reason-Due to ageing and loose connections on any of the circuits may cause light flickering.
- The switchboard cables keep overheating-If there is no overcurrent protection on the old switchboard or if there is a circuit breaker failure, excess current is drawn through the cables than their actual current rating, which can eventually cause a fire if left unattended.
- Fuses are blown whenever you are running several devices at one time-If you keep adding new appliances without knowing the capacity of your switchboard, they will keep blowing.
Contact PEC Electrical on 0417 838 275 if you have questions or need assistance with your electrical system. Your property deserves the peace of mind that comes with an electric switchboard evaluation. Get in touch today, and we will assess your needs, so you can rest easy knowing everything is taken care of by one electrical company!
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