A switchboard is a panel or assembly of panels that directs your electricity from one source to another. The switches within your switchboard redirect electricity and it is the safety switches and fuses that protect us from being electrocuted. Old or outdated switchboards and fuses are a major cause of household fires and it is a simple process to determine if yours needs replacing. If your switchboard is crowded and you are or have been adding new electrical devices that need dedicated circuits, such as a pool pump, spar or air conditioner, you will need a new switchboard.
For the safety a new switchboard provides, it is a relatively economical process. One important thing which Act Right Electrical will also check for you and advise on is if your incoming mains require upgrading. This is particularly a concern with older homes or renovation jobs.
These days we have so many electrical devices and gadgets in our homes requiring more power consumption that older homes simply are not wired to cope with the load. Act Right Electrical will investigate your older home to determine if the switchboard, cabling and mains will or will not require attention.
Switchboard upgrades and installations provide you with safety and security. Older switchboards are prone to short circuits as they try to cope with more and more devices. The fuses in older switchboards tend to catch and spread fire easily and also are more likely to give up an electrical shock. Safety switches will most likely be out dated and this is what protects you from electric shocks. The electrical safety switch shuts down the main power supply as soon as the slightest hint of power leakage is detected.
Let Act Right Electrical help you protect your family and your home. Right here on the Sunshine Coast, we will come and inspect and assess your switchboard and advise on your upgrade options.