Do you find a constant loss of power in your home, every time you use any heavy appliances such as air conditioners, electric heaters etc? Or do you find that every time you use multiple appliances all at once, the circuit breaker trips? This is a common problem on many properties across Sydney. It’s caused by older switchboards that aren’t able to provide a good flow of electricity to the power-guzzling modern home appliances.
If you find there is loss of power every time you switch on multiple electrical appliances all at once, know that this situation is not just annoying, but can be very dangerous too. If you compare the different appliances that most current day homes have, you will realise exactly how different they are from the ones that existed 20 years ago.
Benefits of a switchboard upgrade
The only way the electrical system in your home would be able to keep up with this power demand, would be if you opt for a switchboard upgrade. Apart from the fact that it’s very important to do so, from a safety perspective, what is notable is that switchboard upgrades also add to the energy efficiency of your home. It also eliminates the chances of a power outage as well as the risk of electrocution and electrical fire, in your home.
Don’t delay in identifying whether you actually need a switchboard upgrade. Call in an Emergency Electrician in Sydney and tell him to check out how old the switchboard in your house is. It’s very common for various appliances to be left on at their power points. At peak energy use times any fault in your switchboard can only lead to property damage or serious injury.
Keep in mind that the fuse-style switchboards that were a common feature of all electrical systems even up until 20 years ago are more prone to starting an electrical fire. Contrastingly, modern day switchboards effectively isolate & control surges in the electrical circuit, within a fraction of a second- and this ensures the safety of your family.
How do you know when to opt for switchboard upgrades?
If the switchboard on your property is over two decades old, there is a distinct possibility that it still has the old ceramic fuses and not the current circuit breakers. Today, it’s necessary that when you add any type of electrical device to an older fuse circuit, you would have to get a new circuit breaker installed.
When you get switchboard upgrades done it’s possible to accommodate the extra power demand; alternatively, safety switches can be added to the existing switchboards. Dangerous and old switchboards will be replaced with safe and energy-efficient ones. This upgrade can be done as part of a remodelling or extension project as well. This goes a long way in reducing the risk of fire on your property.
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- Blown Fuse
- Melted Wires
- Short Circuiting
- Electrical Fires
- Electrical Faults
- No Power
- Arching (Cracking Sound)
- Burning Smells
- Switchboard Upgrades
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